josh mccown? c'mon man - career journeyman
if josh mccown is our QB next year, im gonna be pissed
i really don't understand the dislike for bortles, except some people don't like anything. the guy has the size, the arm strength and the resume. he won the conference mvp over teddy bridgewater and lead his team to a major bowl victory over a highly touted baylor squad. he's the number one player off the board on a good share of the current mock drafts. i'd be happy if the vikes drafted him number one.
his best case scenerio is Ryan Tannehill... unacceptable
i have no idea where the tannehill comparison is coming from. tannehill was a converted wr., he didn't have much experience playing qb, coming into the nfl he was a project, he had nowhere near the resume that bortles has.
yeah i dont know, just repeating what an nfl scout said on sirius radio - figure they know more then me.
What's wrong with Bortles? The guy is big, can run, has a very strong arm, and wins. His knock of not being able to read a defense in shit. The guy passed for 3,581 yards, had 25 TD's, and led his team to a 12-1 record. He beat Baylor in the Fiesta Bowl which Baylor was highly favored, and the 12-1 record was the best in UCF history, even better than what Culpepper did for them.
Culpepper was said to have trouble reading defenses when he came out of college and look how that ended up? Bortles would be a very good pick at #8 if he is still there.
2014 NFL Mock Draft: Blake Bortles No. 1 to the Texans makes sense - CBSSports.comQuote:
Bortles is built well for NFL competition and has the make-up and skill-set that coaches and scouts seek in a “franchise” quarterback. At 6-4 and 230 pounds, he has good arm strength and downfield vision, but also quick feet and terrific mobility to be a threat with his legs. Bortles has above average poise, pocket presence and overall feel for what's going on around him, showing the ability to execute under pressure and improvise when needed. His release and arm strength are similar to Andrew Luck and his size, mobility and clutch attributes are very reminiscent of a young Ben Roethlisberger. Bortles still has a long way to go before he's in the same league as either quarterback, but it's those natural traits that he consistently shows on film that has scouts making the comparisons.
My guess is he won't be available by our pick, and we'd be lucky to have him if he was. Of the top five QBs coming out, he's got the best size (tall enough to see over the line and hardy enough to shrug off tackles) yet he can still move pretty fast when he needs to. He has completed 65.6565% of his passes for nearly a 9 yard average and thrown 56 TDs to only 19 INTs over his roughly 2.5 years of starting.
Blake Bortles Stats, News, Videos, Pictures, Bio - UCF Knights - ESPN
Manziel seems a bit thin, too Mike Vick like for my tastes...sure, plenty of highlights when he plays, but also the injuries and missed games.
Carr played for Fresno, so the lower competition argument stands for him too, and he did not look good in his bowl game vs. tougher competition.
Bridgewater has completed 68.4% of his passes (slightly better) and has more experience. He also has almost the same height, but weighs about 35 lbs less than Bortles. He may need to bulk up a bit to be able to absorb the punishment an NFL season delivers.
And then you're looking at McCarron and/or Mettzenberger. One has been dubbed a game-manager and the other has a blown ACL and would likely miss at least some of the off season Training Camps and possibly even some games. IF we have Cassell and plan to sit him anyway, no big deal, but, still, you'd like to see him in some preseason action...
Or, Tahj Boyd. Built a little thicker with 225 lbs at 6'1". Completed 64.3% of his passes with a 107 to 39 TD/INTs ratio over 3+ years of play. Thrown over 30 TDs for 3 years in a row. Sure, he had Watkins and Hopkins tearing up DBs for him, but you still have to make a throw. Could be a great pick at the 8th pick of the 2nd round...And, leave us that first to get a game changer on Defense!?!