The Jacksonville Jaguars had a noticeable showing at arguably one of the biggest pro days of the 2014 NFL Draft process at Louisville on Monday. After skipping pretty much all the combine drills, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was expected to impress in his workout to maintain his hold on the top quarterback spot. With rumors bustling about the Jaguars possibly passing on all the top quarterbacks with the third overall pick, they showed up in full force to watch Bridgewater throw and go through drills.
#Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell and coach Gus Bradley expected to be at Louisville's Pro Day today (not at UF).
— Ryan O'Halloran (@ryanohalloran) March 17, 2014
The handshake pic.twitter.com/qFFZ8mpx9R
— Dan Hicken (@DanHicken) March 17, 2014
Despite years of history backing up the overall irrelevance of pro days for quarterbacks, people on Twitter had some pretty strong takes on Bridgewater’s performance.
Mike Mayock on Teddy Bridgewater's Pro Day: "To be honest, I expected a little more. Very average at best." Now on @nflnetwork.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 17, 2014
Bridgewater's workout is on NFL Network now … Not real good so far.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 17, 2014
Mayock on Teddy: "To be honest, I expected a little more today." Said he didn't see the accuracy he saw on tape in today's workout.
— Josh Norris (@JoshNorris) March 17, 2014
Not as down on Bridgewater workout as some. Only saw 1 bad throw. Norv Turner told me he thought it was pretty good.
— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) March 17, 2014
There are two solid, consistent years of tape on Teddy Bridgewater and a short workout without pads and without his trademark gloves is not going to change the opinion of personnel people around the league. Bridgewater was underwhelming at his pro day if anything at all, but in the end this shouldn’t really affect his evaluation too much. Most of Bridgewater’s strengths and the qualities that make him a top quarterback prospect are impossible to display in a pro day work out – namely his pre-snap reads and adjustments and his pocket presence.
I still have a hard time seeing David Caldwell pass on Bridgewater if he’s available at number 3.
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