Jan 30, 2014; New York, NY, USA; University of Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater attends the Madden Bowl XX Red Carpet event at the USS Intrepid Mandatory. Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Vikings Select QB Teddy Bridgewater


 

The latest FanSided.com mock draft ponders how things might have been shaken up by the just-completed combine.

Certain guys have picked up buzz thanks to the combine and certain other guys maybe have dropped off a little. The result?

The new mock now has Teddy Bridgewater sliding all the way to the Vikings at #8.

It’s interesting to consider how this particular scenario shakes out.

It begins with the Texans taking Jadeveon Clowney #1. Will Houston go anything but QB at #1? I don’t know.

Now you have the Rams staying at #2 and taking OT Greg Robinson. So we’ve gotten to pick #3 before a QB comes off the board.

Pick #3 is Blake Bortles to Jacksonville. It’s just about a stone cold lead pipe lock that the Jags will take a QB.

Pick #4 is where things maybe get questionable. This mock has the Browns taking Sammy Watkins. Not Johnny Manziel? The Browns are supposedly high on Manziel but Daniel Jeremiah told Dan Patrick he thinks this is a smokecreen and the Browns really love Derek Carr. So it’s not far-fetched that the Browns will go somewhere other than QB with this pick.

Pick #5 sees Manziel coming off the board to Oakland. That sounds like the most Raiders pick of all-time.

Pick #6 has Khalil Mack to Atlanta. That sounds reasonable. They badly need a pass rusher.

Pick #7 is Jake Matthews to Tampa. Here’s where it gets very iffy. Tampa has Mike Glennon at QB and he’s far from a sure thing. Would Tampa really pass on the chance to take Teddy Bridgewater?

The Vikings get Bridgewater at 8. As we have seen, the draft will have to take a couple unlikely twists for Bridgewater to end up falling all the way to 8. And if he’s available at 8, frankly I think the Vikings should use that increased pick value to swing a trade.

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  • Ken Tomlin

    Absolutely agree with you, first of all I seriously doubt Bridgewater falls to us, but we should try to trade down. Regardless of who’s there. I’d love to see us trade down to the 13-17 pick range. 15-17, would most likely get us an extra 2nd and 3rd( according to the draft trade chart). We take the best DB available there ( Gilbert/Dennard/Pryor), then we can either move back to bottom of 1st for Carr( if available) or highest DT/LB or keep both 2nd rd and take Garropolo and Shazier/Easly/Joyner/Fuller. With 3 picks in 3rd rd, we go after depth at CB/DE/LB/DT. To me that would go a long way in improving our team as a whole.

  • 240project

    Absolutely trade down as per Ken Tomlin. I would only add that drafting Connor Shaw is a must.

    • Ken Tomlin

      Drafting Shaw wouldn’t be bad, he’ll probably still be around in the 4th-6th RD range. Nice arm, good leader, very athletic, and underrated as a passer. He’d be a great developmental QB. Let Turner have a couple years to work his magic on him, and we could have at the least a very good back up and the most a great steal and future starter.

      • Kerry Elmberg jr

        Shaw in the 6th is a good pick any earlier we r wasting a possible defense pick

  • Jarrett

    A few weeks ago I would have loved to see the Vikings taking bridgewater at 8 but I’ve done my homework. Bridgewater is not a norv turner type guy. Norv wants to get the ball downfield through the air so he has to have an arm, and preferably height too. Bridgewater has neither so dramatic playbook changes would have to be made in order for the vikes to be successful. In my mind I see the vikings doing one of three things: get mallet for a 3rd rounder, take Carr or Bortels at 8, or take a Mattenberger type guy in the 3rd or possibly 4th round.

    • Darwin Cotton Jr.

      WTF? Bridgewater is 6’3”, with a cannon for an arm. You failed your homework assignment.

  • dmoney

    THIS WOULD BE A DREAM COME TRUE WOW

  • dmoney

    People saying trade down or take Derek Carr know nothing about football

    • David Mallow

      Enlighten us as to how we know nothing about football for wanting to accumulate more picks and taking the 2nd best QB in the draft?? Bridgewater WILL NOT be there at 8 anyhow. Carr is the only other QB that is NFL ready. QB who could start this year along with an extra 2nd and 3rd in an extremely deep draft at almost evey position, yeah I dont know anything about football….lmao….so after trading down to around 12.. zo with the trade a draft could turn out something like this…..
      1st CB Justin Gilbert
      2nd QB Derek Carr
      2nd LB Ryan Shazier
      3rd CB Jason Verrett
      3rd DT Daquan Jones
      3rd S Deone Buchanon
      4th G Chris Watt
      5th LB Max Bullough
      6th WR Martavis Bryant
      7th C Gabe Ikard
      I know I dont know anything about football…hahahahaha.. but most people would love for these guys to be in Minnesota next season…

      • Kerry Elmberg jr

        Car is crap can u say waste of draft pick I can might as well save the pick and go get his brother the results will b the same. Mallet or manziel anything else is failure

        • Kerry Elmberg jr

          Not to mention car is projected as the 4th best qb not 2nd

    • Kerry Elmberg jr

      Agreed

  • Kerry Elmberg jr

    Manziel or mallett anything else is a failure.

    • David Mallow

      Manziel will be a bust. Hes already falling down draft boards after an average combine. He is Christian Ponder all over again. Run first mentality , with pour pocket presence and those floaters he throws up will be INTs every time at this level. ? STAY AWAY FROM JOHNNY

  • Pridenpoise

    “That sounds like the most Raiders pick of all time”. How about you start proof reading, and I won’t tell you how off you really are with this fantasy.

  • Lola Bear

    Whaat? Why on earth would the vikings trade down if Teddy Bridgewater ended up in their laps! Ridiculous, you run up to the podium and take him.! I love how fans think a second tier QB is going to take us anywhere.