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UCF star QB Blake Bortles could be the No. 1 pick

ESPN draft expert Todd McShay has a new man on top of his NFL Draft list and that isCentral Florida quarterback Blake Bortles going No. 1 overall to the Houston Texans. The UCF product has a huge up side with his size, his speed and of course his strong arm has put him atop the draft list.

The Houston Texans could still do just about anything with the No. 1 pick in the2014 NFL draft. Many people continue feel that Houston would be better served by adding a defensive impact player and that would beSouth Carolinas Jadeveon Clowney to be considered, along with a crop of quarterbacks that is short on the franchise-altering talent of, say, Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III.

For a 2-14 team, the Texans enter the offseason with questions, but few gaping holes. Some of the blame for last seasons struggles can be pinned on poor quarterback play from Matt Schaub and Case Keenum, but underachievement was an across-the-board theme.

University of Louisville star quarterback TeddyBridgewater has emerged as the most polished, heady quarterback in the 2014 class.

New Texans head coach BillOBriens mentor, George OLeary, tutored Bortles at UCF, and together they soundly beat O'Brien's Penn State team last season. Bortles flaws are largely correctable, which fit right in with OBriens strengths as a coach. Bortles has Pro Bowl potential with that kind of tutelage.



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