Teddy Bridgewater, selected by the Vikings with the 32nd overall pick, has had a bumpy ride since his college career at Louisivlle came to an end.
He went from being a projected top five pick to having the chance of falling out of the first round altogether. He had a sub-par showing at his Pro Day, which contributed to many teams expressing doubts in his ability at this level.
But the scariest thing for Bridgewater was finding out he had an issue with his heart a the NFL combine. Speaking to Minnesota reporters on a conference call after his selection, Bridgewater addressed what happened when he was checked out by doctors at the combine in February.
"I just had an abnormal heart beat," Bridgewater siad. "I think it was one percent, one beat less than the normal beat. So I came back up to Minnesota, got the physical, got the EKG and everything, go tested and it came back positive."
The issue is minor and Bridgewater will be good to go. Still, anything affecting the heart is not a pleasant thought.
Bridgewater said the Vikings showed more interest in him than any other team in the NFL, as he visited the franchise multiple times. He'll compete for the starting quarterback job against Matt Cassel and Christian Ponder.
Follow me on twitter: @JasonHButt
Check out our partners at TiqIQ for the best deals on all games on the 2014 NFL schedule.
NOV 26 Joel Corry
Elvis Dumervil will be handsomely rewarded after his big night in New Orleans.
NOV 25 Jeff Fedotin
Tampa Bay wide receiver has a TD in four straight games.
NOV 20 Joel Corry
A detailed look at the eight candidates vying for that unique honor.