Mixed reviews of Teddy Bridgewater's pro day

Mixed reviews of Teddy Bridgewater's pro day
March 17, 2014, 12:00 pm
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Teddy Bridgewater participated at Louisville's pro day on Monday. And there were some notable onlookers.

Texans head coach Bill O'Brien and general manager Rick Smith were in attendance to watch Bridgewater work out. The Texans, of course, hold the No. 1 pick in the upcoming draft.

"Me personally, I don't get nervous because I trust myself, I'm confident in myself," Bridgewater said to NBCSN. "I trust preparation and I felt I had great preparation leading into this process so I wasn't nervous at all."

Bridgewater weighed in at 208 pounds, six pounds lighter than he was at the Combine last month. He ran a 4.78 (unofficial) time in the 40, which would have ranked him seventh at the Combine, where he elected not to run.

He didn't run at the Combine but he also didn't throw. But he finally threw at pro day on Monday and received mixed reviews. Some said he wasn't very accurate but others said it was overblown.

“Most quarterbacks have good pro days,” NFL analyst Mike Mayock said. “Today, I thought it was very average at best.”

According to NFL.com's Gil Brandt, who said he only saw one bad throw, Bridgewater completed 57 of 65 passes with two drops.

Quarterbacks are generally expected to be near perfect when throwing at their pro days because of the controlled environment. Interestingly, Bridgewater didn't wear a glove on his throwing hand even though he wore one during his collegiate career.

"Well, when I was training down in Florida, it was 80-degree weather, sunny every day, so I was out there throwing without the glove, just letting it rip," Bridgewater said. "So I felt confident coming into this process, coming into today, that I train without the glove, so I can throw on pro day without the glove."

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