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Old 04-21-2014   #1161
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A "league source" told the Florida-Times Union that UCF's Blake Bortles will be the first quarterback off the board "to somebody in the first five or six picks."

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Blake Bortles ranks between E.J. Manuel and Andy Dalton by ESPN's Sports Science, tops in 2014 QB class
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Impressive video...
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EJ ranked higher? Wasn't he drafted at 16 last year?
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EJ ranked higher? Wasn't he drafted at 16 last year?
Watch the video the headline is misleading.
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Watch the video the headline is misleading.
what is misleading about it? according to their metric rating, he finished behind Manuel and ahead of Dalton.
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Just a posted in the clowney thread, I need to see great colege production from high picks. Ziggy Ansah didn't have great college production,but he's been playing football for 2 yrs. Dude got to byu on a track scholarship. People thought he was too raw in the mental game. During sr bowl practices, he was killing guys,blowing up plays, and sniffing out what the offense was trying to do. Clowney, has played 3 yrs cfb and if you watch him as a freshman,he hasn't gotten better. This has been my beef. Its like he was so much bigger and stronger,when he needs to have a better technique, he can't. I've watcheed his games as a freshman to a jr and he looks exactly the same. Its a speed rush,a undisciplined knife in move,or a bull rush. In the 20 something games I've watched, I've never seen such an athletic guy gets pushed by the qb because he can't drop his weight and turn the speed to power. I mean, maybe RAC and Kollar can teach him,who knows? I do know I've seen a lot of de/olbs in this draft that do it with ease.If martin,ford,smith,attachou,murphy can do it, why is it so hard for clowney to do it?
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what is misleading about it? according to their metric rating, he finished behind Manuel and ahead of Dalton.
What is misleading about it, apparently to some, is a negative expectation because of the initial comparison. As illustrated by PapaL's comments. Not until after watching the video does one realize that these performances are some the very best. Something the headline doesn't indicate.
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What is misleading about it, apparently to some, is a negative expectation because of the initial comparison. As illustrated by PapaL's comments. Not until after watching the video does one realize that these performances are some the very best. Something the headline doesn't indicate.
did EJ Manuel not rank ahead of Blake?

"tops in 2014 draft" isn't positive enough for you?
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EJ ranked higher? Wasn't he drafted at 16 last year?
Just in going through the Sports Science "track meet", not in football.
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Just in going through the Sports Science "track meet", not in football.
hey, hey, hey...bortles ranked high, so it counts.

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Yes I do, (2) matter of fact. I am concerned about his fumbles, he needs to take better care of the football. To Bortles credit most of his fumbles occur when his eyes are down field but the ball still needs to have better security to avoid turnovers. Secondly I am concerned about his INTs. However when you analyze his numbers, his INTs are in the neighborhood of most others. Actually TB has more INTs in his college career. Bortles still maintains almost a 3 to 1 TD to INT ratio which is respectable. The thing about the INTs is most come from Bortles trying to force the ball into tight coverage and it's only going to get tighter in the NFL. The bright spot is even with the INTs Bortles doesn't get fazed or rattled and has shown the propensity to recover well. Some say Bortles INTs cost UCF the S Carolina game. A valid argument. I say the halfback pass that ended in a pick six is what cost UCF the game. Regardless Bortles/UCF almost came back to win the game and Bortles showed excellent awareness and ability to avoid Clowney's pressure.

There was also a question of Bortles holding the ball to long and under throwing his WRs on deep patterns. Bortles seems to have answered those questions at his Pro Day throwing several 60 yd passes on a tight trajectory without any extra air underneath. Many of the talking heads at his Pro Day seem to agree.
Funny how you mention Blakes lesser INT amount, but forget to mention he throws more and more each season. Or take into account how his accuracy is inconsistent from year to year, and oh by the way, no one has disputed the fact that I have said Blake is inaccurate when throwing left or forced to make a 2nd and 3rd read. The guy is the most over rated player EVER imo.
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Funny how you mention Blakes lesser INT amount, but forget to mention he throws more and more each season. Or take into account how his accuracy is inconsistent from year to year, and oh by the way, no one has disputed the fact that I have said Blake is inaccurate when throwing left or forced to make a 2nd and 3rd read. The guy is the most over rated player EVER imo.
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Gotta like Bortles. Really comes across well.
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Gotta like Bortles. Really comes across well.
I think he'd be great paired with Andre Ware.
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Watch the video the headline is misleading.
I see how it's so misleading:

E. J. Manuel, 2013 Round: 1 / Pick: 16
Andy Dalton, 2011 Round: 2 / Pick: 35



But hey, at least he's tall and protypical:

Manuel: 6'5" 237 lb
Bortles: 6'5" 232 lb
Dalton: 6'2" 220 lb

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What is misleading about it, apparently to some, is a negative expectation because of the initial comparison. As illustrated by PapaL's comments. Not until after watching the video does one realize that these performances are some the very best. Something the headline doesn't indicate.
If some of "these performances are some the very best" how do you explain his score being lower than the worldly talent that is EJ Manuel? I mean he took the same performance tests to calculate his score. Maybe he scored really low in other aspects that weren't shown in the video or maybe it's just rigged to keep the white man down?
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EJ ranked higher? Wasn't he drafted at 16 last year?
They said Bortles' score makes him the best QB prospect in this class... meaning that Manuel is a better prospect than all of this year's prospects
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I see how it's so misleading:

E. J. Manuel, 2013 Round: 1 / Pick: 16
Andy Dalton, 2011 Round: 2 / Pick: 35



But hey, at least he's tall and protypical:

Manuel: 6'5" 237 lb
Bortles: 6'5" 232 lb
Dalton: 6'2" 220 lb



If some of "these performances are some the very best" how do you explain his score being lower than the worldly talent that is EJ Manuel? I mean he took the same performance tests to calculate his score. Maybe he scored really low in other aspects that weren't shown in the video or maybe it's just rigged to keep the white man down?
1. I watched the video in it's entirety. 2. "some of the very best" doesn't mean "THE very best".
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