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The knocks on Bortles

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07:31 AM ET 01.08 | For starters, former Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles has the obvious going for him -- he's 6-foot-4 and 230 pounds -- but some will see flaws in his game. You see a lot of throws where he is not in proper balance. I feel his decision making is inconsistent. He is at his best against weaker opponents and when he isn't pressured, but in games like South Carolina, when the competition is very good, he can struggle and make poor decisions. His throwing motion and release quickness are adequate. When you watch enough tape, you can see that he will change his throwing motion at times. He doesn't have a really quick release. There are guys who make a decision, and the ball is out of their hand instantly. That isn't the case with Bortles, and it allows DBs to get a jump on the ball.

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January 8, 2014  08:17 AM ET

He is at his best against weaker opponents

He looked pretty damn good against Baylor in the Fiesta Bowl.

January 8, 2014  08:18 AM ET

Blake Bortles has the obvious going for him


... his girlfriend.

But that won't last forever, son

January 8, 2014  09:01 AM ET

It sounds like the person who wrote the article has a hard on against the Central Florida QB.

January 8, 2014  09:23 AM ET

He will do better in the NFL then most of the big name guys rated ahead of him.
What ever NFL team takes him they will correct his throwing mechanics and work on his decision making.

January 8, 2014  09:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

What ever NFL team takes him they will correct his throwing mechanics and work on his decision making.

It seems like we already have enough young QB's in the league who need help in that regard.

January 8, 2014  10:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

It seems like we already have enough young QB's in the league who need help in that regard.

What is it about QBs from Florida and throwing mechanics?

January 8, 2014  10:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

It seems like we already have enough young QB's in the league who need help in that regard.

They all come in that way.

How long did it take Drew Brees to get into a good situation?

January 8, 2014  10:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

What is it about QBs from Florida and throwing mechanics?

There's a few from Texas, as well.

January 8, 2014  10:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

What is it about QBs from Florida and throwing mechanics?

Its a southern thing.......

January 8, 2014  10:53 AM ET

Knock on!

January 8, 2014  11:48 AM ET

You can always move onto a younger version.

January 8, 2014  11:50 AM ET

I'd draft Bortles over Manziel 8-10 times.

January 8, 2014  12:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

I'd draft Bortles over Manziel 8-10 times.

I think there are only 7 rounds in the NFL draft.

January 8, 2014  12:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I think there are only 7 rounds in the NFL draft.

Yeah, but some teams trade away draft picks, and others accumulate them.

January 8, 2014  02:33 PM ET

Forget about what they did in the comfort of their team. I want to see how a player does in an All Star game , Combine and Pro days.

January 8, 2014  05:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Forget about what they did in the comfort of their team. I want to see how a player does in an All Star game , Combine and Pro days.

Yea baby they will tell you their skill, and what about the wonderlick ?

January 8, 2014  07:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

He is at his best against weaker opponents

My question to them is...

who isn't?

 
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