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Jacksonville Jaguars keen on Blake Bortles after pro day

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The Jacksonville Jaguars appear interested in drafting Blake Bortles after the quarterback put in a solid pro day in Florida today.

Bortles is among the highest regarded quarterbacks in the draft and has now emerged as a definite possibility for the beleaguered Jaguars with the third overall pick.

Greg Auman, NFL writer for the Tampa Bay times revealed on twitter that the Jaguars had spent time with Bortles before his pro day: "Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said team spent at least 90 minutes with Blake Bortles last night." tweeted Auman.

Hays Carlyon, a Jaguars beat writer also circulated a picture which shows Jacksonville coaching staff standing close to Bortles' college coach during the quarterback drills. 

The quarterback's pro day was reported to have gone better than fellow quarterback, Teddy Bridgewater's last week. Bortles completed 41 of 50 passes according to Tom Pelissero, with the majority of the misses coming on long throws.

It was said that Bortles has a strong arm but was unable to find the touch on deep throws. Pro day workouts are structured by coaches and agents to best show off their players' abilities.

Bortles is perceived as the most pro-ready quarterback in the NFL draft but the Jaguars are in a good position to be able to select him with an early pick in the draft.

The Houston Texans, who also could use a quarterback have the first pick in the draft followed by the St Louis Rams, who are unlikely to select a signal-caller.

It is unclear at this point which way the Texans are swaying in the draft but it seems like the Jaguars are certainly encouraged by Bortles' peformance.

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