UCF Knights quarterback Blake Bortles has put together an incredible season, which has caught the attention of plenty analysts and NFL scouts around the country. In fact, heading in to today’s game against the SMU Mustangs, there are some NFL teams that believe the redshirt junior from Central Florida is the No. 1 quarterback in the nation.
Bortles could declare for the 2014 NFL Draft at the end of the season and if he does he could immediately be in the top ten discussion.
With quarterbacks like Teddy Bridgewater of Louisville, Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel and Fresno State’s Derek Carr all expected to be in this year’s draft, it says a lot about Bortles that some are viewing him as the cream of the crop.
If you want to look for an NFL comparison for Bortles, look no further than former Stanford star and current Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.
While Bortles will receive the “poor man’s” tag, his skill set and playing style is very similar to Luck’s. The only thing that sets them apart are the rare intangibles that made Luck a once in a decade type of prospect.