By Jack Delaney on March 19, 2014
Blake Bortles gained some new fans in his Pro Day, and some are saying that this has solidified Bortles as the first pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. With head coaches for the Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars and the Minnesota Vikings present at this event, teams may consider trying to draft up in order to obtain Bortles.
Here are five reasons why Bortles will be the first-overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Teams are still worried about the character of Johnny Manziel, but Bortles seems poised and prepared to lead an NFL team. With a girlfriend like Lindsay Duke, Bortles knows how to handle distractions.
At 6-foot-5, 229 pounds, Bortles has the type of build that an NFL organization drools over.
Every team with a quarterback issue is trying to find that player who can just be plugged into an offense. Bortles has drawn comparisons to Andrew Luck, and many expect that he could have similar numbers to Luck's rookie year.
After the poor Pro Day of Teddy Bridgewater and the fact that Johnny Manziel is considered undersized, Bortles is appearing to be the less risky draft option. Sometimes a team needs to take a risk, but the Houston Texans need stability.
Bortles may have looked good at his Pro Day just for the simple fact that Bridgewater underperformed and created accuracy concerns for those in attendance. Manziel will have his Pro Day at the end of March, so coaches will closely scrutinize the performance of Manziel compared to Bortles.
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