UCF’s Bortles New No. 1 Overall Pick
According to some mock drafts, UCF quarterback Blake Bortles is projected to be the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft. From Matthew Fairburn, SB Nation:
1. Houston Texans – Blake Bortles, Quarterback, UCF
The Houston Texans are throwing up a lot of mixed signals as noted above. From what we know about O’Brien, he seems to prefer a bigger quarterback in the mold of a typical, drop-back passer. Bortles certainly fits that mold. O’Brien also has a strong relationship with UCF coach George O’Leary, which could come into play. Teddy Bridgewater is still the top quarterback on our board. That’s unlikely to change between now and May, but it’s tough to ignore the buzz Bortles has created for himself. He attacks the intermediate areas of the field well and has the mobility to extend plays. He’s certainly in play for the top pick.
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