Minnesota Vikings Trade Up to Draft Teddy Bridgewater with Last Pick of NFL Draft’s First Round
After trading down earlier in the first round to draft linebacker Anthony Barr, the Minnesota Vikings traded up to the final pick in the first round of the NFL Draft to take Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.
At one point, Bridgewater was projected as the number one pick in this year's draft. A bad pro day led to Bridgewater dropping down many draft boards.
With Bridgewater still available at the end of the first round and the Vikings in dire need of a quarterback, they made the trade with the Seattle Seahawks to get the quarterback they wanted.
In three seasons at Louisville, Bridgewater completed 781 passes for 9,817 yards and 72 touchdowns.
Bridgewater will compete with Matt Cassel and Christian Ponder for the starting spot in Minnesota.