Jan 1, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; UCF Knights quarterback Blake Bortles (5) signals to teammates prior to the snap during the second half against the Baylor Bears in the Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft rumors: Cleveland Browns, Arizona Cardinals are interested in Blake Bortles


The 2014 NFL Draft is just over 24 hours away, which means the final wave of trade rumors will be flying in today and one of the latest on Wednesday morning involves yet another quarterback — UCF’s Blake Bortles.

There is a chance that Bortles could fall out of the top ten if quarterbacks slide like is being anticipated, and there are two teams in the second half of the first round that would have interest.

According to Peter King of SI’s MMQB, Bortles has interest from the Arizona Cardinals and Cleveland Browns.

“Turns out I might be wrong about Blake Bortles (the horror!). Cleveland, Arizona interested higher than I had him (26th, to Cleveland),” King wrote on Twitter.

The Browns are not expected to go quarterback with the No. 4 overall pick in the draft, which would bring quarterback into play with their second pick in the first round. If Bortles is still on the board, it would be a best-case scenario for the Browns.

All of our answers will come on Thursday night, so be sure to buckle up and get your popcorn ready for the final rumors that will be surfacing today.

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