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Could Teddy Bridgewater turn his back on the NFL draft?

Bridgewater could be the number one pick next April (©GettyImages)
Bridgewater could be the number one pick next April (©GettyImages).

A former NFL scout has claimed "multiple sources" indicate projected top five pick Teddy Bridgewater could return to school next season.

The Louisville quarterback is thought by many to be the frontrunner for the number one selection at next year's NFL draft.

But former-Philadelphia Eagles scout John Middlekauff, who now works in radio for 957thegame.com as well as CSN Bay Area, claims he's spoken to NFL people who disagree with Bridgewater at number one, and claims the Louisville stud has considered returning to school next season.

On his Twitter account, as first reported by The Big Lead, Middlekauff said: "Multiple sources tell me Teddy Bridgewater has contemplated returning to school. No decision has been made at this point."

Another projected first-round quarterback, Marcus Mariota from Oregon, has already confirmed he intends to stay another year at college.

Should he declare for this upcoming draft in April, Bridgewater's chief quarterback competition in the first round would come from Fresno State's Derek Carr, UCF quarterback Blake Bortles and Texas A&M star Johnny Manziel.

But next year he would be up against the likes of current Heisman Trophy favourite Jameis Winston of Florida State and the returning Marcus Mariota.

It remains to be seen whether Bridgewater gives up the chance to be the number one pick next spring for another season at Louisville and the chance to finish up his degree.

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