2014 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Central Florida QB Blake Bortles

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Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida

6ft 5in | 232lbs | Redshirt Junior


+ Possesses the prototypical size for an NFL quarterback

+ Despite his big frame, Bortles is able to move very well outside of the pocket

+ Flashes outstanding pocket presence, sensing pressure and manipulating space well

+ Proved his 'clutch' ability in a superb game winning drive against Louisville

+ Had the ability to change and call plays at the line of scrimmage, which few college QB's have

+ Arguably has the most potential of any QB in the draft

+ Able to throw well on the move, with velocity and accuracy


- Only displays a decent arm, but nothing special

- Often makes poor decisions which lead to turnovers

- Shows poor mechanics, particularly with his footwork

- Isn't the most accurate of quarterbacks

- Doesn't possess an outstanding deep ball

- Will need some coaching up

Grade: Top 10 pick