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CRAWFORD BLOG | Bridgewater (quietly) named nation's No. 2 player by NFL Network

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Teddy Bridgewater was named the second-most talented player in college football yesterday by the NFL Network. Not that you could tell it on the actual NFL Network.

Daniel Jeremiah, analyst and scout for the network, put Bridgewater behind only South Carolina's Jadaveon Clowney on his list of most talented in college football -- and he included non-draft-eligible players, to increase his pool.

"He throws with anticipation, accuracy and touch," Jeremiah said in his review on NFL.com. "He can also drive the ball into tight windows at all three levels. I love his movement and toughness inside the pocket. He processes very quickly and shows complete command of the Louisville offense. He's more polished than any of the signal-callers in last year's draft class."

But when it came time to talk about his selections on the NFL Network's NFL AM program this morning, the lead belonged to defending Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, ranked No. 22 overall. Then came No. 1 Jadaveon Clowney of South Carolina, and a bunch of linebackers. Even Tajh Boyd, Clemson QB, got a mention at No. 20 overall.

This is the problem Bridgewater will face in the Heisman race. He has the respect. Will he get enough attention?

Bridgewater's next public appearance is next week, at the American Athletic Conference media day. A day later, he'll tour ESPN and do a round of interviews.

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