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Vikings trade up to select Teddy Bridgewater with final first-round selection

Deon Bush, Teddy Bridgewater

Miami defensive back Deon Bush (2) sacks Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) in the end zone for a safety during the first half of the Russell Athletic Bowl NCAA college football game in Orlando, Fla., Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/John Raoux)


With the Houston Texans waiting with the first selection on day two, the Minnesota Vikings felt they needed to move back into the first round of the draft to get in front of Houston and select the quarterback they wanted.

The Vikings traded with the Seattle Seahawks to acquire the No. 32 overall selection and selected Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater with the final selection on the first day of the draft.

Bridgewater was the third quarterback selected in the first round along with Blake Bortles (Jacksonville, No. 3 overall) and Johnny Manziel (Cleveland, No. 22 overall).

With the selection of Bridgewater, the Vikings get a quarterback to come in to compete with Christian Ponder and Matt Cassel. In addition, Minnesota will get the ability to have a fifth-year option on Bridgewater.

With just six picks in the draft, the Seahawks wanted to trade back and pick up extra selections. Seattle gets a second-round pick, No. 40 overall, and a fourth-round selection, No. 108 overall, to move out of the first round.

They now have two selections in the second round, No. 40 and No. 64 overall.