One of the most controversial prospects this offseason, Teddy Bridgewater finally came off the board when the Vikings traded up to the No. 32 spot in order to take him with the last pick in the first round during the 2014 NFL Draft.
In order to take the pick from the Seahawks, Minnesota gave up its second-round (No. 40 overall) and its fourth-round (No. 108 overall) selections. CBSSports.com senior writer Pete Prisco gave the team a B- for the selection.
"I like the Vikings going up to get Bridgewater," writes Prisco, "it makes sense when you don't have a quarterback."
Bridgewater becoming controversial was just about the most stunning turn of the offseason. Heading into 2013, he was considered a strong bet to be the top pick in the draft, with the Texans sporting a need at quarterback after trading Matt Schaub to the Raiders.
After throwing for 3,970 yards while completing 71 percent of his passes, throwing 31 touchdowns and just four interceptions, there wasn't much more he could do. But a bad pro back and people going back to scrutinize his film apparently negated those numbers and what we saw from Bridgewater on the field.
Ripped as a guy who's not "the face of the franchise" Bridgewater could very well get his chance to prove everyone wrong in 2014. Needless to say he has a chip on his shoulder at this point.