Originally posted by Decima_Mas:
Originally posted by MikeRumph:
Originally posted by jrouter4949:
Have you seen this Kid play? or are you just basing your opinion off of what you heard/ I have watched this Kid play in at least 3 games this year and He looks very very solid, no hype...it is unfair to compare him to Gabbert whom I watched play for 2 years at Mizzou and he was NOT that good in college and He is NOt that good in the Pros either.I watch a TON of college football and so I'm not just talking about something I don't know..Bortles will be a solid QB in the Pros maybe with the right coaching staff he could become elite.
I've seen him play quite a few times and I think he is a decent prospect but I'd never spend a 1st rounder on him. He benefited from playing against less than stellar competition and having the second best defense (in terms of points allowed) in his conference. So many of his throws were to receivers who were wide open, in the NFL he won't have gaping windows like that. Also, his stats benefited from short throws that receivers turned into big gains. His one game against a premier defense (South Carolina) was Alex Smith-esque. Tons of checkdowns and receivers making some good plays after the catch. I can count on 1 hand the amount of completed passes that travelled greater than 10 yards in the air in that game.
I'm not saying he's the next Gabbert or Weeden, but it would be a mistake to take him #1. But if you're looking for a guy with spotty deep ball accuracy and a real talent for short throws, then go draft Aaron Murray later on.
He just isn't special. I could see the best possible outcome for his career being a Matt Ryan type guy who you surround with weapons and he lets the receivers make plays. The Andrew Luck comparisons are just horrible. Bortles is this draft season's media darling.