May 8, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Teddy Bridgewater (Louisville) is introduced to the stage before the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft Grade: Minnesota Vikings Select Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville


With the 32nd overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings have traded up with the Seattle Seahawks and selected quarterback Teddy Bridgewater out of Louisville.

The Vikings surrendered a fourth round pick to Seattle (108th overall) to make the pick.

Minnesota has multiple picks in the first round yet again. Bridgewater was long considered the top QB prospect in the draft, but after a poor workout teams really cooled on him.

Reportedly, the Vikings thought Bridgewater had the best film of any player at the position in this year’s draft. With the low draft spot, there’s not nearly as much pressure on Bridgewater as there would otherwise be.

He could wind up as their starter in 2014 and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him excel early. This is one of the better first round picks and values.

Pick Grade: A

Previous picks: Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA

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