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Old 01-05-2014   #221
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I think he's a cross between Roethlisberger and Jake Locker. He has tools. But anybody that expects him to take the league by storm is mistaken. He will need time to mentally adapt to the NFL.
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I think he's a cross between Roethlisberger and Jake Locker. He has tools. But anybody that expects him to take the league by storm is mistaken. He will need time to mentally adapt to the NFL.
Good comparison

As does every other QB in the NFL. It will be atleast 3 yrs before any of these QB's will be SB worthy.
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Good comparison

As does every other QB in the NFL. It will be atleast 3 yrs before any of these QB's will be SB worthy.
I think there are a select few QBs who come into the league ready to go. Luck and Matt Ryan fall into this category. Bridgewater may. He is very pro ready. He is mentally light years ahead of the other prospects in this draft. His physical skills will determine his potential.

But for the most part, most rookie QBs would benefit from a year on the bench adapting to the NFL style of play.
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More on Bortles from the Orlando Sentinel:

Bortles passed for 3,581 yards, 25 touchdowns and nine interceptions, completing 67.8 percent of his passes. He also rushed for another 272 yards and six touchdowns, earning American Athletic Conference offensive player of the year honors.

It was his play in close games that vaulted him into the national spotlight. Bortles navigated UCF through seven wins by seven points or less to capture the conference championship and an automatic Bowl Championship Series bid.

Playing on the biggest stage in school history against Baylor in the Fiesta Bowl, Bortles showed the poise that has made him such a valuable prospect. After throwing two early interceptions, he bounced back to pass for three touchdowns and run for another as UCF stunned the heavily-favored Bears.

Bortles has intrigued NFL scouts with his mix of size, athleticism and toughness.

Listed at 6-foot-4 and 230 pounds, he has the frame coveted by NFL scouts. Bortles also has a strong arm and is capable of making all of the throws needed at the NFL level. His elusiveness in the pocket and ability to escape pressure to make plays is also a major plus.
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I really like what I've seen of Bortles. Roethlisberger is the guy he reminded me of and bah007's Roethlisberger/Locker mashup is a great comp.

When Roethlisberger was a rook, they restricted the offense to minimize the reads and to cut the field to make things easier for him. And he was hugely successful that year. Bortles could be that kind of guy.

It's going to be interesting to see the Combine.
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And so begins the 5 month debate over which QB should go first overall--Teddy Bridgewater or Blake Bortles. I like both, but give me Teddy
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I think he's a cross between Roethlisberger and Jake Locker. He has tools. But anybody that expects him to take the league by storm is mistaken. He will need time to mentally adapt to the NFL.
Why Locker?

His completion percentages were terrible in college. Is Bortles that inaccurate? His completion percentage is much higher.
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2014 NFL Mock Draft: Blake Bortles No. 1 to the Texans makes sense
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In a class that lacks a consensus top quarterback prospect, it shouldn't shock anyone if the Houston Texans draft Central Florida's Blake Bortles with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

With the hire of head coach Bill O'Brien, it's a fair assumption that...
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The Texans WILL NOT draft Bortles #1 overall! Too much of a bust factor.
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Bortles is built well for NFL competition and has the make-up and skill-set that coaches and scouts seek in a “franchise” quarterback. At 6-4 and 230 pounds, he has good arm strength and downfield vision, but also quick feet and terrific mobility to be a threat with his legs. Bortles has above average poise, pocket presence and overall feel for what's going on around him, showing the ability to execute under pressure and improvise when needed. His release and arm strength are similar to Andrew Luck and his size, mobility and clutch attributes are very reminiscent of a young Ben Roethlisberger.

O'Brien even had the chance to see Bortles first-hand during the 2013 season when Central Florida visited Happy Valley this past September and left with a 34-31 victory. Bortles finished the game 20-for-27 (74.1%) for 288 yards, three touchdowns and one interception, handing Penn State its first loss of the season. After the game, O'Brien had this to say about the Knights junior quarterback:

“Anytime you have a quarterback like [Blake Bortles], who is accurate, has a strong arm, is big, and can stand in the pocket and can run, it is a difficult challenge. He played a great game tonight and all the credit to him. I think he is a heck of a player. I didn't get a chance to meet him or say hello to him, but I think he is a heck of a player. He had a great game.”
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could you imagine if we took bortles number 1 than the jags took TB. man he would be pissed and playing him twice a year would surely make for some intriguing story lines.
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So is Bridgewater, so is any QB is this draft...

so what's your point?
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could you imagine if we took bortles number 1 than the jags took TB. man he would be pissed and playing him twice a year would surely make for some intriguing story lines.
Any QB that goes to Jax is doomed from the start....

No O-line, traded their best one to Baltimore

No WR, at least none that can stay out of trouble

If TB goes to JAX, I would be more sad for TB than afraid...
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If Bortles has too much of a bust factor, Bridgewater must be a ticking timebomb

I pray we're able to trade back
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Bortles is built well for NFL competition and has the make-up and skill-set that coaches and scouts seek in a “franchise” quarterback. At 6-4 and 230 pounds, he has good arm strength and downfield vision, but also quick feet and terrific mobility to be a threat with his legs. Bortles has above average poise, pocket presence and overall feel for what's going on around him, showing the ability to execute under pressure and improvise when needed. His release and arm strength are similar to Andrew Luck and his size, mobility and clutch attributes are very reminiscent of a young Ben Roethlisberger.

O'Brien even had the chance to see Bortles first-hand during the 2013 season when Central Florida visited Happy Valley this past September and left with a 34-31 victory. Bortles finished the game 20-for-27 (74.1%) for 288 yards, three touchdowns and one interception, handing Penn State its first loss of the season. After the game, O'Brien had this to say about the Knights junior quarterback:

“Anytime you have a quarterback like [Blake Bortles], who is accurate, has a strong arm, is big, and can stand in the pocket and can run, it is a difficult challenge. He played a great game tonight and all the credit to him. I think he is a heck of a player. I didn't get a chance to meet him or say hello to him, but I think he is a heck of a player. He had a great game.”
10 to 1 Texian. Cut, pasted and posted that with one hand.
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Any QB that goes to Jax is doomed from the start....
A team that beat the Texans twice....so what does that make any QB who goes to Houston?
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