Dec 28, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Louisville Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) celebrates after the Russell Athletic Bowl against the Miami Hurricanes at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

A Chance The Arizona Cardinals Could Land A Cardinal At Pick 20


 

 

Dec 28, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Louisville Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) gives instructions during the first quarter of the Russell Athletic Bowl against the Miami Hurricanes at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

Figuring where the current draft prospects will end up is getting harder and harder to predict, when draft stock is rising and falling based on pro days and team visits. One of the prospect that is going through this very experience right now  is top quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who when the season had ended was at the top of the list to go number one in this draft.

After not fully participating in the combine and his pro day not going so well, Bridgewater is now getting bad reviews from team visits, although those teams have not been disclosed. Nevertheless the reports are out there and are now affecting his draft stock.

Two out of four ESPN mock draft analyst don’t even have Bridgewater going in the top ten of this draft, and with the emergence of Blake Bortles and the continued hype of Johnny Manziel it’s starting to become reality quickly that Teddy Bridgewater could have a draft day similar to that of Aaron Rodgers in 2005.

Could it be that the Arizona Cardinals have an opportunity to steal Bridgewater in this draft, the one quarterback that was said early to be NFL ready as he played in a pro style system at Louisville. Bridgewater can make every throw and his greatest attribute in College was his ability to be calm and throw the ball facing a blitz, and in the NFL that is very important and could in fact be half of the learning curve already possessed.

If Bridgewater is left sitting in New York  past the tenth pick it is really possible the Cardinals could get him, the question is would they take him.

Pick 20 comes around and Bridgwater is still on the board, it is a no brainer that he would be the best player on the board at that time and the Cardinals have the luxury of drafting for the best on the board.

Cardinal fans what do you think? If Bridgewater gets stiffed early in the draft and happens to be on the board at 20 do they take him?

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  • TommyT

    OK, so if we take that chance, we still better take an Aaron Murray later in the draft for insurance. My thing is; if the player is not Aaron Rodger, then don’t take him in the first round. I jus have a bad feeling about any of these guys, including Manziel. But in Keim I trust!!!

    • Scott Allen

      I like Murray. I’ve personally said all along Murray should be the QB for the Cards. Good call Tommy. – Scott, RZ

  • Dennis Hammond

    I think you have to…if he’s the highest in talent and possesses all the traits they are looking for in a QB, then yes. But…it could be a trade down bonanza too.

    • TommyT

      Actually what I was talking about in another article. Would be nice to trade down with cleveland, swap 2nd round picks (#35 i believe) and then Cleveland give us other picks somewhere

    • Scott Allen

      Anyone’s guess. I agree w/ trade down possibilities Dennis. – Scott, RZ