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ANDRESS | On eve of NFL Combine, Bridgewater says he's "the best quarterback in this draft"

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. --- Teddy Bridgewater's NFL Combine press conference was Saturday, and he was as confident as ever.

"I feel like I'm the best quarterback in this draft," Bridgewater said Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium, before his Combine workout Sunday.

"I'm not just going to sit up here and just say it. Obviously, actions have to back up these words. I'm just confident in myself and my capability to be able to play this position. I'm just going to go out and prove that I'm the best guy."

Bridgewater is likely competing with Texas A&M Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel and UCF's Blake Bortles to be the first quarterback taken in the 2014 NFL Draft on May 8, possibly even the first overall selection. Most writers and analysts are split between Bridgewater and Manziel as the top signal caller available.

The Houston Texans have the first pick.

Concerns over Bridgewater being able to stay healthy and withstand injury are some of the supposed concerns with his pro potential.

"To play this position you have to have durability," Bridgewater said. "I just want to prove that I can put on that weight and I am one of those guys who can last a full NFL season."

Bridgewater's official Combine weight is 214 pounds. Louisville's roster listed him at 205 pounds, but it's possible he's put on even more than nine pounds since the end of the season, considering many players lose some weight during the year.

Bridgewater said he will not throw at the Combine and will wait until Louisville's Pro Day to throw for scouts March 5th. However, he will take part in other drills, most notably the 40-yard dash.

NFL.com has video of Bridgewater's Combine press conference: click here


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