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Monday April 7th, 2014

Teddy Bridgewater to visit with Tampa Bay Buccaneers After a standout senior year at Louisville, Teddy Bridgewater has seen his stock slide in the run-up to the draft. (Mark LoMoglio/Icon SMI)

In recent weeks, Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has watched his draft stock begin to slide, which means that teams that didn't think he'd be available must now prepare for a possible franchise quarterback dropping into their laps in the draft.

One of those teams is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who had Bridgewater in for a visit on Monday.

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Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network passed along the news:

Prior to the season, Bridgewater was believed by many to be the premier quarterback prospect in this year's draft. However, concerns about his size and mechanics have led people to question whether he will succeed as a pro passer.

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The Buccaneers signed veteran quarterback Josh McCown in free agency, and head coach Lovie Smith stated that McCown would be the team's starter, making it unlikely the team sees Mike Glennon as its quarterback of the future. With that being the case, the Buccaneers may jump at the opportunity to select Bridgewater if he is available when they are on the clock with the No. 7 overall pick.

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