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Jayson Braddock @JaysonBraddock
The hard evaluation on Bortles is based on how confident a coach is on being able to take those "What the eff" moments out of his game.
The feelings on Bortles will fluctuate w/ the feelings on Jay Cutler. Cutler "finds" interceptions. Bortles has the same DNA for that.
He opens his hips early & wide routinely, but usually maintains accuracy. Tweaking this could still pay dividends.
Bortles can struggle will have to adapt, more than usual to NFL safeties & the speed of the game.
Blake needs to understand the nuances of the routes vs coverages. He throws back shoulder w/ CB is trailing & leads when CB is over the top
He misses defensive assignments & understanding of them. He's good to hit the defenders in the hands for at least twice a game.
I'd like to see Bortles more from under center. He gets caught staring down reads at time. Tendency to slightly miss passes.
The moments in the game aren't too big for him. He looks the part & it's easy to fall in love with his big frame & delivery.
He has plenty of arm to make all the throws. In games he's hit on passes from the outside hash to the far sidelines.
Bortles throws back across his body w/ the ease & accuracy of Locker. He's comfortable in the pocket & out. He'll take hits to make throws.
Bortles has the pocket mobility & mobility of Luck & built w/ a similar frame that makes him hard to bring down in the open field or pocket.
What makes Bortles so frustrating is that he has traits of Jay Cutler & Andrew Luck...good & bad.
Finally ready to comment on Blake Bortles. I've had a harder time getting comfortable w/ my opinion on him than any QB in the last 10 drafts