Scout's Take: Teddy Bridgewater

What is Miami getting in Teddy Bridgewater? South Recruiting Analyst Chad Simmons breaks down the new Hurricane here in this edition of Scout's Take.

Profile: Teddy Bridgewater

Location: Miami, Fla.
High School: Northwestern
Position: Quarterback
Class: 2011
Height: 6-foot-3
Weight: 192 pounds

Scout's Take

Teddy Bridgewater just gets the job done. He is still a raw quarterback and he really needs to work on his fundamentals, but he has a very high ceiling.

He relies on his natural ability right now and he makes a lot of plays, but it will get tougher for him on the next level. He needs to really work on setting his feet, squaring his shoulders, and having a more consistent release. He gets by with a lot of that now, but will have to improve to be successful in Coral Gables.

What he does do well is consistently make plays with his arm and his legs. He can make any throw, he can by time in the pocket with his legs, and he can scramble for yards if needed.

One of the things he has done well each time I have seen him is throw the ball well when he gets outside the pocket. He looks much more comfortable when he is able to roll out, scan the field, and make the throw. He is capable of taking a three or five step drop and delivering a quick pass, but he is best when rolling to his left or right.

Bridgewater is an impact player and he will be expected to make an early impact at Miami. It is hard to imagine him not being successful on the next level even though he has a lot of things to work on as a quarterback. He just seems to always make plays as soon as people start to question him and he knows there will be high expectations for him at UM, but look for him to live up to those.


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