Blake Bortles is a NFL Draft quarterback prospect that acts a knight in shining armor everyday for his girlfriend Lindsey Duke, and now analyst Jon Gruden believes he can act as a 'Golden Knight' for the Houston Texans.
The Texans have the number one pick overall in the NFL Draft when the month of May comes round, and they are one of the teams in the top of order of the draft that is looking to pick a promising QB.
Former UCF QB Bortles is one of the top three rated signal calling prospects in the draft alongside Johnny Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater.
He impressed at the NFL Combine and his own pro day with steady performances in both. And now to top that off he has gained praise from former head coach and now analyst Gruden.
The former Tampa Buccaneers Super Bowl winning coach has a reputation as one of the best spotters of talent, and his opinion around draft time is highly regarded.
So for Bortles to be spoken of positively by him can only add to the QB's own growing reputation.
The two recently spent time together during one of the ESPN analyst's QB camps, and Gruden admitted how impressed he was with the big man.
"Houston needs the 'Golden Knight,' " Gruden said, making a play on UCF's "Knights" nickname and also on the idea that the Texans need a quarterback savior.
"Can he learn and does he want to learn? Those are the two things I want to find out right away," Gruden said, per orlandosentinel.com.
"Clearly he has that going for him. Not a lot of quarterbacks are 6-5 and 235 and can run like that. He has the football pedigree; he is very fortunate to have played under George O'Leary at Central Florida. He has a heck of an upside, he really does."