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2014 NFL Draft: Teddy Bridgewater "Not Leaning Either Way" About Entering Draft

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The standout Louisville QB and possible first overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft has not made a decision about forgoing his final year of collegiate eligibility. See what he had to say about that, and his timeline for making a decision, on Battle Red Blog.

Who needs college, Teddy?  Houston awaits.
Who needs college, Teddy? Houston awaits.
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Seems we have an update of sorts to Brett's post about Teddy Bridgewater's draft status from last week. Best of all, the update is from Bridgewater himself. Brett McMurphy of ESPN.com has the story here. So is the quarterback considered by many to be the top prospect in the 2014 NFL Draft going to declare and skip his senior season of collegiate eligibility? He doesn't know yet.

"I've been hearing all these stories that I've made a decision -- I haven't made a decision," Bridgewater said Monday. "I will talk to my mom and the coaches before making my decision. I'm not leaning either way."

"It's not a hard decision at all," said Bridgewater, who turned 21 last month. "I know I control my future and my own destiny."

Bridgewater added that whatever NFL team has the first pick for next year's draft will not impact his decision. He added that whenever he leaves college for the NFL, he wants to be able to say, "I was able to leave college a better person than when I came to college."

Bridgewater graduates this week, so it would appear the primary, if not sole, lure of a return to Louisville would be the opportunity to play in the ACC with a group of teammates he clearly enjoys.

While Bridgewater didn't impose a deadline to make his decision, he hopes to decide three to four days after Louisville's bowl game on December 28th. If Bridgewater holds true to that timeline, we should find out if your Houston Texans will ring in the new year with the opportunity to draft Bridgewater first overall or not.

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