Posted February 18, 2014

Blake Bortles says he will throw at NFL Combine

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Blake Bortles improved his after leading UCF to an upset of Baylor in the Fiesta Bowl. (Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

Blake Bortles improved his stock after leading UCF to a win in the Fiesta Bowl. (Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

Former Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles plans to be a full participant at the NFL Scouting Combine starting this weekend, tweeting on Tuesday that he will do the passing drills.

Bortles stock has risen considerably after a senior season which he threw for 3,581 yards and 25 touchdowns while completing 68 percent of his passes, leading UCF to a Fiesta Bowl victory over Baylor.

There are several teams near the top of the draft board who need quarterbacks who could be in play for Bortles, including the Houston Texans, Oakland Raiders and Cleveland Browns.

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Quarterback passing drills are scheduled for this Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.


5 comments
LawrenceArabia
LawrenceArabia

This shows a lots of guts, given that many QB prospects prefer to do it in a "controlled environment" (known receivers, etc.) in order to perform better.


Thing is, in the NFL, QBs have to adapt to a variety of receivers, hence proving you can perform at a high level with ANYONE shows a lot!


Good luck to him!

JRock
JRock

Whats the point of the combine if you don't participate? If the athlete won't do the drills, they should not get an invite. All or nothing.....

therealmdd
therealmdd

He has nothing to hide. unlike that candy arm from Texas A&M.

Likeaross
Likeaross

As a Browns fans, I truly hope we do not draft a qb in the first two rounds.  If we do, I'd love to see this kid on our team.