Blake Bortles is emerging as many peoples prediction for number one pick at this year's NFL Draft after impressing at his pro day today.
And the team who hold that much coveted first pick, the Houston Texans, were left impressed by the quarterback this week.
Coach Bill O'Brien, who is also set for a rookie year in the NFL as coach, spoke after watching the Central Florida University QB run his drills Wednesday afternoon:
"I was very impressed.
"He made every throw during a workout that lasted 30 minutes," O'Brien told reporters.
And the head coach wasn't the only Texans top brass praising the signal-caller. General manager, Rick Smith echoes the sentiments of his coach:
"I like what he did.
"I was very impressed with him."
Bortles faces competition from fellow quarterbacks Johnny Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater, as well as the likes of Jadeveon Clowney, in the race to be the first name read out at Radio City come May.
But after an impressive pro day Bortles was happy with what he produced, and hoped it helps him achieve his dream:
"I hope the Texans like what I did today.
"Of course, I'd like to be the top pick, but if I'm not, it's not the end of the world," said Bortles.
Very diplomatic indeed from the man who is drawing interest from a number of teams with high draft picks, including the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Already seen as the most pro-ready QB in this year's class, Bortles seems to have only enhanced that reputation as we move a day closer to the NFL Draft.
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