Despite a drastic fall in the NFL draft due to combine and pro day struggles, the Vikings feel they got a steal by trading up for QB Teddy Bridgewater.
Without naming him the starter for the team, Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner believes that the team got a steal by drafting Bridgewater, who he believes was a Top 10 talent in the 2014 draft.
“I think he probably should’ve gone in the first 10 picks,” Turner said in a video on the team’s official website. “He probably should’ve gone at least in the first half of the first round, and then we’re sitting there with an opportunity to get him when we did, it was a bonus to me.”
At the start of the 2013 season, Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater was considered the consensus #1 overall pick in the 2014 draft. But an inexplicable drop in his draft stock over the final few months leading up to the draft resulted in him being drafted 32nd overall by the Vikings after a trade with the Seattle Seahawks.
Bridgewater enters Vikings training camp in a 3-way QB competition with veterans Christian Ponder and Matt Cassel.
The Vikings traded a 2nd- (#40) and 4th-round draft pick (#108) to the Seahawks to for their 32nd overall selection.