Feb 21, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles speaks to the media in a press conference during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Films’ Greg Cosell: Blake Bortles is the best QB in the 2014 NFL Draft


Former UCF quarterback Blake Bortles has seen a lot more people sing his praises recently, especially after a strong showing at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine. While the likes of Johnny Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater didn’t fully participate in the workout when it was time for the signal callers to step up, Bortles did, and he has been applauded for it since.

Now, you can add long-time NFL Films producer Greg Cosell to the list of Bortles supporters as he recently called the Fiesta Bowl champion the best quarterback in the group.

“I would say he’s more of finesse thrower than a true power thrower at this point, but I think there’s a lot to work with, with Bortles,” Cosell said on the Ross Tucker Football Podcast. “I think ultimately he’s a pocket passer who can execute boot action. He can extend plays and he can run effectively if that’s what you want to do. So, I think that he’s someone I would look to as, given time, he could be a quality NFL starter.”

On the podcast, Cosell then went on to point out that he’s not as much of a fan of Bridgewater and Manziel–especially Johnny Football–as most people are, so it would be easy to assume that Cosell would feel comfortable with Bortles running the show if he were in charge of an NFL franchise.

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