Jan 1, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Central Florida Knights quarterback Blake Bortles (5) 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

NFL Draft Rumors: Blake Bortles the top QB target for Minnesota Vikings


Last season, the Minnesota Vikings had three first round picks, acquiring one from the Seattle Seahawks in the Percy Harvin trade and another from the New England Patriots. They used those three picks to select former Florida Gators’ defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd, former Florida State Seminoles’ cornerback Xavier Rhodes and former Tennessee Volunteers’ wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson.

Despite filling holes at this position, they have a hole at quarterback since 2011 first round pick Christian Ponder hasn’t worked out.

According to Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN, the Vikings prefer Central Florida Knights’ Blake Bortles to the other quarterback prospects.


Bortles and his parents recently met with the Vikings and the team supposedly came away impressed.

Last season, Bortles completed 259 of 382 passes for 3,581 yards with 25 touchdowns and nine interceptions.

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  • Kerry Elmberg jr

    Manziel best choice for mn

  • Jorge

    Ill go with bortles, then manziel then if not carr/ mettenberger. Honestly if norv says this is his guy then im all for it, cuz ill trust norv turner over myself or any media guy etc.

  • Topdollar

    Huge mistake. Get the guy from LSU at QB.

  • Wayne Davis

    Your score is: 5508 (GRADE: A)

    Your Picks:
    Round 1 Pick 27 (N.O.): C.J. Mosley, ILB, Alabama (B+)
    Round 2 Pick 8: Dee Ford, DE, Auburn (A-)
    Round 2 Pick 18 (MIA): Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State (A)
    Round 3 Pick 8: Deone Bucannon, SS, Washington State (A)
    Round 3 Pick 27 (N.O.): Keith McGill, CB, Utah (A-)
    Round 3 Pick 32: Anthony Johnson, DT, LSU (A-)
    Round 4 Pick 8: Louchiez Purifoy, CB, Florida (B+)
    Round 5 Pick 8: Trai Turner, OG, LSU (A-)
    Round 6 Pick 10 (TENN): Devon Kennard, OLB, Southern California (B+)
    Round 6 Pick 26 (N.O.): Storm Johnson, RB, UCF (A)
    Round 7 Pick 8: Dri Archer, WR, Kent State (A)