Teddy Bridgewater had his Pro Day today and some analyst left unimpressed. Bridgewater didn’t wear gloves to throw like he has all of his college, and reportedly his whole high school, career. A few balls hit the ground and some saw his drop in weight as a way to run better in the 40 yard dash. Reports that he bulked up to measure and look bigger at the Combine, but not run the 40 there, then trim back down for his Pro Day seem founded. Either way many left today wondering how this day could impact his draft status.
Many believe teams will spend a vast majority of their time looking at his extensive game film. The same film that guys like Matt Miller swear by and who have him number 1 overall in the draft. Many others have Bridgewater down on their boards with some of those having him behind either/or Johnny Manziel or Blake Bortles, some both. Others will say that this Pro Day shows that he struggles in big spots and doesn’t have the deep ball arm strength or accuracy. One team whose opinion will not be altered by today: the Cleveland Browns. That is because none of their big wigs including HC, OC and QB coach all were not at his Pro Day according to Mary Kay Cabot:
#Browns HC Mike Pettine, OC Kyle Shanahan and QB coach Dowell Loggains all skipped Teddy Bridgewater's Pro Day at Louisville today.
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) March 17, 2014
That can be read in 3 ways: 1) The Browns aren’t interested, 2) They have seen enough on tape or 3) They plan to have a private workout with him. Either one has its plausibility. For Browns fans who are used to finding negativity the bigger issue is not being at a Pro Day that other players who could be useful to the team are performing. Don’t have all of the information yet but it would be surprising if many other teams were not highly counted at Louisville today.
What do you make of them skipping this event? Do you think it says anything about Bridgewater? Anything about the new regime?