Teddy Bridgewater has come in for some heavy criticism after putting in a mediocre showing at his pro day earlier this week. However, the Louisville quarterback still believes he would be the right option for the Houston Texans with the first overall pick.
“The biggest reason I feel is I’m a servant leader,” he said. “I’m someone who wants to make everyone else around me better people, better players with nothing in return...Once guys see that you know your job, you know what you’re supposed to do, you’re responsible, then they’ll begin to trust you more. I feel that I have that capability." Bridgewater told media this week.
Bridgewater, who threw for 8,000 yards during his last two years at Louisville, was criticized for a lack of accuracy during his pro day and it was reported in certain areas that he never looked comfortable with the football in hand.
The Houston Texans have the number one overall pick in the NFL draft and it is thought likely that they would draft a quarterback with that pick, especially considering the fact that they have now traded Matt Schaub to the Oakland Raiders.
However, Bridgewater's pro day is unlikely to have impressed many of the scouts in attendance with one offensive co-ordinator even stating that the exhibition should have been stopped halfway through.
The Louisville man will now face an uphill struggle to convince those teams at the top of the draft that he deserves their attention. He did announce after his pro day that he will work out for teams wearing a glove, which he had removed for his pro day.
Only time will tell if teams will look past Bridgewater's disastrous pro day and select him early in the draft.