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Teddy Bridgewater is the forgotten man of the 2014 NFL draft

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You cannot turn ESPN on at the moment without seeing Johnny Manziel, Jadeveon Clowney or Blake Bortles face staring right back at you with all the talk of the 2014 NFL draft at the moment.

There's one quarterback however - who like the aforementioned prospects is set to go in the Top 5 - that you don't really hear too much about anymore.

Teddy Bridgewater came in to this season as the expected number one quarterback to have his name called first in New York in May and the form he had this season did nothing to say otherwise.

But somehow in the 'Johnny Football' hysteria and the rise of Bortles from nobody to "that tall guy from UCF" it seems that the Louisville Cardinals play caller has gotten left by the wayside.

And in no way or shape is this Bridgewater's fault.

It's not his fault that his Louisville side play in the AAC, against sides that he routinely picked apart through the air with his precision throwing and intelligent play calls and audibles.

It's not his fault that he is a quietly confident gentleman that doesn't hang around with celebrities or get "paid to sign autographs".

Nor is it his fault that he doesn't have a girlfriend who is actually more famous in the couple and posts a new bikini photo every week to boost a "modelling" career.

Bridgewater is the most accurate quarterback in the draft when it comes to short and intermediate throws and more importantly, he utilizes his incredible anticipation and intelligence to see plays before they happen and throw his receivers open.

Do not racially profile Bridgewater either! He is not a dual threat guy with speed to burst around the corner.

Teddy relies on quick feet and pocket awareness to move out of the way of oncoming rushers and maintain his natural motion and position.

I'm not over-hyping his intelligence either. Just take this NFL analysts word for it when he named TB the number one QB in the draft:

"Few college quarterbacks enter the NFL with as much experience directing the show at the line of scrimmage. From executing checks and adjustments based on the defensive front or coverage to hitting receivers on hot routes to nullify a blitz, Bridgewater has played the game like a pro since his arrival at Louisville."

Teddy Bridgewater is the real deal and the quarterback most likely to succeed in the NFL. It wouldn't surprise me if he finished his career with more All-Star and All-Pro nominations than Manziel and Bortles combined. You can quote me on that.

Bridgewater is the best prospect at the QB position there is in 2014 and if he slips out of the Top 5 then Houston, Cleveland, Oakland and Jacksonville will be licking their wounds and wondering why they over-looked the 21-year old from Louisville. 

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