The NFL Scouting Combine is underway, and we will cover some of the important measurements throughout the process. The Cleveland Browns have been linked to all three of the quarterbacks expected to be drafted in the Top 5/10: Johnny Manziel, Blake Bortles and Teddy Bridgewater. Each player has their strength: Manziel’s creativity, Bortles’ size and Bridgewater’s accuracy. Each player also has been noted with some concerns related to their ability to excel in the NFL: Manziel’s height/size, Bortles’ progressions and Bridgewater’s overall size and arm strength.
A short Instagram video has come out of Bridgewater which may answer some of the concerns about his overall size. As we know pictures can often create bad angles but video doesn’t lie, unlike this unflattering picture of Eddie Lacy, who ended up being in good shape and having a good rookie year:
This video shows a much different looking Teddy Bridgewater.
As you see him running his sprints its obvious that he has been working on his overall strength and body. The question will be how does it impact his throwing motion. His body is significantly different then the picture above, which could cause issues with rotation, shoulder movement and tightness. If it doesn’t and he can show the same accuracy and touch as has shown in the past then this concern may be put aside in the minds of the NFL.
Does Bridgewater’s skill and possibly improved size sell you on him as a pick for the Browns?