Inside The Iggles 2014 Mock Draft, Post-Combine Edition
1. Houston Texans
Jan 1, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Central Florida Knights quarterback Blake Bortles celebrates a second half touchdown against the Baylor Bears during the Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. Central Florida defeated Baylor 52-42. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Blake Bortles has, surprisingly to some, emerged as the number one quarterback in this year’s draft class. The Central Florida product has drawn comparisons to Andrew Luck throughout the course of the offseason so far, albeit less-polished. His passing skills are most likely to fit what Texans head coach Bill O’Brien is looking for under center in the NFL. If not Bortles, I think the pick is Texas A&M gunslinger Johnny “Football” Manziel.
Blake Bortles is not the best quarterback in this draft class. If you ask me, Teddy Bridgewater is the most pro-ready. Bortles, however, has been climbing up the draft boards and he could be the first player selected in the 2014 NFL Draft. He has great accuracy in short and intermediate passes and impressed at the combine, where Bridgewater and Johnny Manziel decided to not throw the ball.