We're hours away from the launch of the first round and NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport is hearing that the former Louisville quarterback's "sweet spot" begins at No. 8 and ends at No. 26 with the Browns, as expected.
Teams league-wide know of Cleveland's interest in Bridgewater, and Rapoport was told that at least one team is discussing trading back up into the first round to grab the signal-caller before the Browns get their hands on him.
With reports that Cleveland general manager Ray Farmer is "enamored" with Bridgewater, Cleveland could shut all suitors down by pulling the trigger at No. 4, a pick currently wrapped in more mystery than the Kennedy assassination.
If the Texans and Jaguars opt for prospects at other positions atop Round 1, both teams are candidates to move up and grab the quarterback of their choice. With that said, predicting Bridgewater's fate is simply guesswork by now, with Gregg Rosenthal putting it best:
The Draft is incredible, but the next handful of hours are the worst. Most of what you read is nonsense.â gregg rosenthal (@greggrosenthal) May 8, 2014