Blake Bortles: Jacksonville Jaguars' NFL Draft Profile

Blake Bortles: Jacksonville Jaguars' NFL Draft Profile
May 8, 2014, 7:30 pm
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Blake Bortles (QB), UCF

6'5" | 232 lbs.

2013 stats:

259-382 (68%), 3,581 yards, 25 TD, 9 INT


1st round, No. 3 overall (Jacksonville Jaguars)

What the scouts are saying:

"Possesses prototype size and outstanding stature in the pocket to brush off the rush and keep plays alive. Stands tall and delivers the ball in the face of heavy pressure. Keeps his eyes downfield while climbing the pocket, can avoid the first wave and make plays with his feet (deceptively quick and plays faster than timed speed)." (Nolan Nawrocki,

"Strong pocket mover results in handling pressure others might fold under. Not afraid to work through multiple reads and multiple levels of the field. Spent a lot of time in shotgun, but throws from multiple arm angles. Does not hesitate when throwing to covered receivers to let them win at the catch point." (Josh Norris, Rotoworld)

"Bortles has the best skill set of the quarterbacks, but isn't as NFL-ready as Teddy Bridgewater or Johnny Manziel. Bortles' stock has consistently risen in the lead up to the 2014 NFL Draft, so don't be surprised if he is still the consensus No. 1 quarterback come draft day.”  (

"Efficient decisions and always under control of the situation. Smooth release with good zip and the arm strength to get away with off-balance throws. Very good rhythm and timing from snap to delivery and won't shy from tight windows with his confident arm. Tough, hard-nosed ballcarrier and delivers well on the run. Strong competitor and exudes toughness, leadership and confidence. Coachable with a high football IQ - game comes natural to him. Hard worker on and off the field and already prepares like a pro." (

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