A lot of people believe that the Jacksonville Jaguars reached when they picked UCF quarterback Blake Bortles number three overall in May’s NFL Draft. I can’t say for sure, but my guess is most of those people never really got a chance to see what Bortles can do first-hand.
To help correct that, I found this highlight video of the best plays from Bortles’ college career:
What I see in that highlight reel is a combination of size, mobility and vision that makes me think of Cam Newton. Over his last two seasons at UCF Bortles threw for over 6,500 yards and 50 touchdowns. Bortles was also a rushing threat, totaling 14 touchdowns.
As of right now Chad Henne is expected to be the Jags’ Week 1 starter, but it’s only a matter of time before this monster gets on the field.