These days, it seems everyone is high on Teddy Bridgewater, and with good reason.
Bridgewater has all the tools needed to be one of the best quarterbacks currently playing at the FBS level. He makes the smart throw, can toss the ball all over the field, and has a knack for extending the play when necessary.
He threw for over 3,700 yards last season, showing tremendous improvement over his 2011 campaign, and has now added another year of experience to his resume.
Playing in the AAC, the opportunities to play well against marquee opponents are slim to none, but Bridgewater's ability to produce monster numbers could lead to an invitation to New York in December.
What the scouts said:
"...Bridgewater can stand safely in the pocket for extended periods of time and read defenses without fear of being hit in most games. Bridgewater has better than average arm strength, very good accuracy, and excellent mobility. He's very good at throwing on the run in either direction, uncannily so rolling left" - Scott Kennedy, Scout.com
"...What makes Bridgewater unique is that conventional wisdom would tell you that fundamentally and mechanically Bridgewater should be erratic and inconsistent with his accuracy and overall production, but actually he is far from it. The kid flat out makes plays and is surprisingly accurate given his footwork and inconsistent release mechanics. He possesses a very good arm, maybe not elite in terms of consistent velocity, but he can make all the necessary throws when his feet are set. The ball pops out of his hand and he throws with confidence and authority to all levels of the field...Throws well on the move when scrambling and on designed roll-outs and is a legitimate run/pass threat. He is extremely fluid and smooth in his overall movements and change-of-direction...Overall, you have to love Bridgewater's gritty competitiveness and he absolutely loves to play the game. He has terrific measurables and so many traits you want in a dual-threat QB. There is a lot to mold here as far as upside as a passer." - ESPN Analyst
"...Physical comparisons to former Miami Northwestern star Jacory Harris can be thrown out the window. Bridgewater has wide shoulders, long arms and a frame that will allow him to easily carry more than 200 pounds...I would also like to see him do a better job of setting his feet and keeping his elbow shoulder level while throwing the ball...Bridgewater has excellent arm strength, but can also put touch on the ball when needed. He has great pocket presence and the ability to make yards with his feet. He is most dangerous buying time in the pocket while the coverage breaks down." - Barry Every, Football Recruiting Analyst, Rivals.com