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Teddy Bridgewater would've been looking to impress all in attendance at his Pro Day at Louisville, but he left them feeling a lot to be desired on Monday.

The quarterback didn't perform nearly as well as he would've liked to in front of the various scouts, coaches and talent assessors at the Cardinals training facility evaluating him ahead of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Bridgewater apparently missed six throws to unguarded receivers in his first deep ball session, including this heavily overthrown one posted on Brian Smith of the Houston Chronicle's vine account.

The big question though is whether all this affects his draft standing ahead of the big day at Radio City, New York in May.

Draft expert Mike Mayock was not impressed and felt that Bridgewater's sub par performance could harm him come draft day, calling the showing "very average at best."

Bridgewater ran a 4.78 forty yard dash time and was reportedly weighing six pounds less than he did at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, something else that will worry NFL men.

What happened today could well affect where he ends up going overall, especially if his biggest rivals - Johnny Manziel and Blake Bortles - shine on their respective outings later in the month.

Take this all with a pinch of salt though. Blaine Gabbert had an "outstanding" pro day with only one bad throw according to NFL.com personnel analyst Gil Brandt and look how well he turned out.

Cam Newton on the other hand threw six un-catchable balls during his - the same as Bridgewater - and was labelled "disappointing".

Bridgewater was poor today, this is not in question, but one training session shouldn't eclipse the years of great play he has put in as a Louisville Cardinals play caller.

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