Originally Posted by jradMIT
Despite Bortles being coached by OB's mentor, (which I never understood as a real factor)
I agree, not a real factor. OB may have more information about the kid than the others because of his relationship with O'Leary, but that doesn't mean even O'Leary would chose Bortles over Manziel, or Bridgewater, or Connor Shaw.
Remember when Pete Carol could have picked up Lienart for a song? He decided to spend a shtload of money on a guy he never worked with before & draft a guy with the deck stacked against him.
O'Leary may very well be telling OB that Bortles has already played his best game. Or that he had to dumb down the offense, or that he can't throw to his left to save his life. Who knows?