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Teddy Bridgewater reportedly struggling in his private workouts

Teddy Bridgewater LouisvilleTeddy Bridgewater already had a shaky pro day according to some evaluators, and the NFL draft prospect’s private workouts apparently have not gone much better.

According to Rotoworld, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported Friday that Bridgewater’s private workouts with NFL teams “have also gone very shakily.” Mortensen says Bridgewater’s private passing sessions with teams have been underwhelming.

One concern teams apparently have is the small size of Teddy’s hands. One of the prospects competing with Bridgewater for the top draft spot is Johnny Manziel. Though Manziel is not tall, he has large hands.

Bridgewater has been considered to be in the mix for the top overall pick, along with Manziel and Blake Bortles. He was extremely accurate at Louisville, completing at least 64.5 percent of his passes each season since his freshman year. He improved his completion percentage each season and topped out at 71 percent last season, while producing 31 touchdowns and just four interceptions.

Bridgewater is listed at 6-foot-3 and 196 pounds. I don’t think he’ll be the top overall pick in the draft, but I anticipate that he’ll be selected in the first 40 picks.

Teddy Bridgewater entering NFL draft, may sign with Jay-Z

Teddy Bridgewater LouisvilleTeddy Bridgewater is leaving Louisville for the NFL draft, and a report says he may sign with Jay-Z’s sports agency.

Bridgewater is a junior and had the option of returning to school, but he had a spectacular bowl game and announced Wednesday that he is going pro. Bridgewater threw for a career-high 447 yards and three touchdowns in Louisville’s 36-9 win over Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl. The great performance may have propelled his stock even higher. He’s expected to be among the first players selected in the draft.

National Football Post reporter Jason Cole says Bridgewater has been talking to Jay-Z’s Roc Sports Nation and is strongly considering picking them to represent him.

Jay-Z became a sports agent last year and signed Robinson Cano, Kevin Durant, Victor Cruz, Skylar Diggins and Geno Smith.

Bridgewater expressed his thanks to Louisville in a tweet sent Wednesday:

In addition to Bridgewater, Jadeveon Clowney and Brett Hundley (if he decides to go pro) are also said to be considering Roc Nation Sports.

Teddy Bridgewater reportedly might not enter NFL draft

Teddy Bridgewater might not enter the NFL draft even though many have considered him a possible No. 1 overall pick.

NFL and college football analyst John Middlekauff reported that sources told him Bridgewater has contemplated returning to Louisville for his senior season.

Teddy Bridgewater LouisvilleNFL.com’s Gil Brandt says he heard the same this week.

This is unexpected from a media perspective; the Houston Texans-Jacksonville Jaguars game last week was dubbed the “Bridgewater Bowl” because those teams were fighting for the worst record in the league, which would result in them having the top overall draft pick.

So what’s the issue?

Middlekauff says NFL people he’s talked to don’t view Bridgewater as the No. 1 pick. He also says some people have Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr ahead of Bridgewater. If Carr were taken as the first pick, he and his brother David would join the Mannings as quarterback brothers taken first overall.

It’s hard to imagine what Bridgewater would have left to show if he returned for his senior season. After throwing for 3,718 yards, 27 touchdowns and 8 interceptions as a sophomore, he has thrown for 3,523 yards, 28 touchdowns and 4 interceptions this season while completing 70.2 percent of his passes. He also led Louisville to an 11-1 season.

Does he feel like there are too many other good QBs in the draft? Does he want another year of the college experience? Does he want to try for a perfect season at Louisville? Who knows what he is thinking, but it’s fair to speculate that any number of those thoughts are in his head.

Teddy Bridgewater makes ridiculous plays on touchdown drive (Video)

Teddy Bridgewater playAt the same time that the Houston Texans and Jacksonville Jaguars were playing what some termed a “Bridgewater Bowl,” Teddy Bridgewater was balling out for Louisville against Cincinnati.

The Cardinals quarterback led his team on an 86-yard touchdown drive in the fourth quarter against the Bearcats that put his team up 17-14. First Bridgewater converted a 4th-and-12 from the Bearcats 38:

Three plays later, he escaped trouble in the pocket and somehow managed to throw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Damian Copeland:

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Autograph broker linked to Johnny Manziel has Jadeveon Clowney items for sale

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Johnny Manziel is currently under NCAA investigation to determine if he took money in exchange for autographs. Johnny Football may be the most polarizing figure in college athletics, but that doesn’t mean he’s the only one whose autographs are being sold.

Busted Coverage did a bit of poking around on eBay and determined that one of the memorabilia dealers, the_hub_collectibles, who is selling 19 items that were autographed by Manziel on eBay is also selling 19 items that were signed by South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and 11 that were signed by Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. All of the items are PSA/DNA certified and include a photo of a certificate of authenticity along with them.

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