A report came out on Sunday night that UCF star Blake Bortles will head to the NFL. UCLA star Brett Hundley will stay in school.
Bortles joins Teddy Bridgewater, Johnny Manziel and Derek Carr as the most likely 1st round QB candidates. You never know if someone else will emerge in the pre-draft process (see EJ Manuel from last year), but this group is probably all teams will be going for in the 1st round.
Hundley made a good decision. He’s not ready for the NFL. An extra year at UCLA won’t turn him into Peyton Manning, but it should help him to get ready. Hundley reminds me physically of Colin Kaepernick. Hundley has a cleaner motion, but Kap had 4 years and a ton of starts under his belt when he got to the NFL.
As for this year’s 1st rounders…Bridgewater is the most polished and most accurate. He has a strong chance to go first among the group. Manziel is…well he’s Johnny Football. There’s no other way to describe him. Carr has the strongest arm. He reminds me a bit of Tony Romo. Bortles is interesting. He’s big and mobile. Has a good arm. I need to watch more tape since I didn’t anticipate him coming out.
Zach Mettenberger had a chance to be a 1st round pick before tearing his ACL. Tajh Boyd has some moments when he looks like a 1st rounder, but he’s just too inconsistent. His bad plays are painfully bad…like the INT he threw inside the 5-yard line in the Orange Bowl.