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Teddy Bridgewater divides experts at pro day

Bridgewater completed 57 of 65 passes at his pro day on Monday, leaving experts divided about the quality of his showing. SB Nation 2014 NCAA March Madness Coverage

When Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater elected not to throw at the 2014 NFL Combine, it put an even brighter spotlight on his Monday pro day. With all eyes on his throwing session at the Louisville Pro Day, Bridgewater was less than stellar and left experts with varying opinions about the quality of his performance.

With his pro day televised on NFL Network, Bridgewater did not have the perfect, incomplete-free throwing session that many have come to expect from the top quarterbacks in their choreographed workouts. By the count of NFL Network's Gil Brandt, Bridgewater completed 57 of 65 passes, although he credited two of the eight incompletions as drops.

Also raising eyebrows was Bridgewater's decision to throw without a glove. After playing his entire collegiate career with gloves on both hands, he threw without gloves at the workout, explaining afterward that he had been training in Florida without one.

Still, with so many disappointed with Bridgewater's accuracy, the sentiment wasn't unanimous among draftniks. Brandt was one who defended the Louisville passer after the workout:

Bridgewater, himself, admitted that it wasn't a perfect day of throwing, but told the media after the workout that he was pleased with the overall performance:

In the latest mock draft from SB Nation's Dan Kadar and Matthew Fairburn, the Houston Texans are slated to select Bridgewater with the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Texans head coach Bill O'Brien and general manager Rick Smith were among the large crowd in attendance at the Louisville Pro Day on Monday.

Other notable attendees included Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley and general manager Dave Caldwell, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman, Raiders head coach Dennis Allen, Eagles head coach Chip Kelly and Jets general manager John Idzik. Safety Calvin Pryor and defensive end Marcus Smith are other Louisville players that performed on Monday and are expected to go early in the 2014 NFL Draft.