One of the top quarterback prospects in the NFL Draft this year is UCF’s Blake Bortles, who may end up being the No.1 overall pick in May. While he’s drawing plenty of attention from the Houston Texans at the top of the draft, as many as four other teams have met with Bortles to get a dell for if he’s right to be their franchise quarterbacks.
In addition to interest from the Texans, it appears that the Minnesota Vikings, Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars have all met with Bortles to get a better feel for him.
— Nate Ulrich (@NateUlrichABJ) March 19, 2014
All four of those teams desperately need a quarterback and it’s not surprising to see them reach out to Borltes. There are other quarterback options out there, as the Jaguars are high on Teddy Bridgewater, the Browns like Johnny Manziel and the Vikings seem interested in A.J. McCarron, but Bortles is a hard guy to ignore.
None of those four teams are overlooking Borltes because if he falls on draft day, everyone will want to be prepared.