Report: Teddy Bridgewater to work out for the Vikings on Saturday
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The Minnesota Vikings are moving on to the next contestant at quarterback in May's NFL Draft as they hold a workout with Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater on Saturday, per ESPN. They had a private workout with Eastern Illinois prospect Jimmy Garoppolo on Friday.
Bridgewater had met with the Vikings at Louisville's Pro Day in March and the coaching staff will get a closer look at the quarterback on Saturday. ESPN also reported that Bridgewater will be in Minnesota for a visit on Monday and Tuesday, possibly as a part of the Vikings' 'Top-30' event hosting the draft's most intriguing prospects.
After Bridgewater's Pro Day, there were mixed reports about his performance, but first-year offensive coordinator Norv Turner told NFL.com's Gil Brandt that he looked fine. Bridgewater placed relatively low on the annual Wonderlic test, a 50-question, 12-minute exam that prospects took in February. Bridgewater scored a 20 out of 50. For context, Eli Manning (39), Andrew Luck (37), Tom Brady (33) and Peyton Manning (28) placed higher. Although career journeyman Ryan Fitzpatrick set the record with 48 to find very little NFL success. Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel topped the first tier of quarterback prospects with a score of 32.
The Vikings have the No. 8 overall pick in May with a second-round selection at No. 40 and two third-round picks (72nd and 96th).