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PInfante97
01-02-2014, 09:44 PM
NO GOD! PLEASE NO!!! NOOOOOOOOOO - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umDr0mPuyQc)


this guy is the next ponder... god why do i feel like we are destined to draft that guy

iowa
01-02-2014, 10:20 PM
he'll be gone before we draft at # 8, the bortles hype machine is picking up speed. i kind of like the guy, he looks promising, good size, athletic, strong arm. he doesn't really remind me of ponder.

2beersTommy
01-02-2014, 10:36 PM
from what I heard, he has trouble reading defenses. So yes, he does remind me of Squander.

PInfante97
01-03-2014, 06:26 AM
also reminds me of the ever so avg ryan tannehill

313zoe
01-03-2014, 10:16 AM
I notice ppl always saying no not this QB or this QB, so wat QB u know going to be good in the NFL coming out this year cause every time I hear a QB conversation cum up ppl are slamming that person.

2beersTommy
01-03-2014, 10:34 AM
personally, I have never wanted a specific player for the Vikes..we get what we get, and we have no control over who they choose. All I ask for in our Qb is that he is more than a game manager..somebody that is more than just handing the ball off to AD, and limiting their mistakes. We need somebody to throw the ball downfield and be a game changer..

jargomcfargo
01-03-2014, 11:21 AM
I notice ppl always saying no not this QB or this QB, so wat QB u know going to be good in the NFL coming out this year cause every time I hear a QB conversation cum up ppl are slamming that person.
There is no Andrew Luck in the coming draft class. The trick will be to find a Russell Wilson, Colin Kaepernik, type; and that's not easy.
Sometimes I think they should draw a name out of a hat !

PInfante97
01-03-2014, 11:24 AM
think thats how they got ponder and T jack.....

Tajh Boyd round 2 anyone?

313zoe
01-03-2014, 10:19 PM
Tajh Boyd wouldn't be no bad 2nd round pick and let him sit behind Cassel or tha vikings should try and sign Josh McCown and use that 1st round pick on a defense player

MaxVike
01-04-2014, 06:42 AM
I notice ppl always saying no not this QB or this QB, so wat QB u know going to be good in the NFL coming out this year cause every time I hear a QB conversation cum up ppl are slamming that person.

That pretty much sums up virtually every topic here.

2beersTommy
01-04-2014, 09:10 AM
That pretty much sums up virtually every topic here.

sad but true :p

Ranger
01-04-2014, 09:57 AM
also reminds me of the ever so avg ryan tannehill

Tannehill is improving rapidly. He was much better this year than he was last.

Mr Anderson
01-04-2014, 10:28 AM
Tannehill is improving rapidly. He was much better this year than he was last.
The also both have ridiculously hot girlfriends. At least there'd be something to look at if he sucks on the field.

PInfante97
01-04-2014, 10:35 AM
josh mccown? c'mon man - career journeyman

if josh mccown is our QB next year, im gonna be pissed

iowa
01-04-2014, 11:15 AM
i really don't understand the dislike for bortles, except some people don't like anything. the guy has the size, the arm strength and the resume. he won the conference mvp over teddy bridgewater and lead his team to a major bowl victory over a highly touted baylor squad. he's the number one player off the board on a good share of the current mock drafts. i'd be happy if the vikes drafted him number one.

PInfante97
01-04-2014, 11:25 AM
his best case scenerio is Ryan Tannehill... unacceptable

iowa
01-04-2014, 11:50 AM
i have no idea where the tannehill comparison is coming from. tannehill was a converted wr., he didn't have much experience playing qb, coming into the nfl he was a project, he had nowhere near the resume that bortles has.

PInfante97
01-04-2014, 11:52 AM
yeah i dont know, just repeating what an nfl scout said on sirius radio - figure they know more then me.

VikesfaninWis
01-07-2014, 03:59 PM
What's wrong with Bortles? The guy is big, can run, has a very strong arm, and wins. His knock of not being able to read a defense in shit. The guy passed for 3,581 yards, had 25 TD's, and led his team to a 12-1 record. He beat Baylor in the Fiesta Bowl which Baylor was highly favored, and the 12-1 record was the best in UCF history, even better than what Culpepper did for them.

Culpepper was said to have trouble reading defenses when he came out of college and look how that ended up? Bortles would be a very good pick at #8 if he is still there.

mountainviking
01-08-2014, 11:44 AM
Bortles is built well for NFL competition and has the make-up and skill-set that coaches and scouts seek in a “franchise” quarterback. At 6-4 and 230 pounds, he has good arm strength and downfield vision, but also quick feet and terrific mobility to be a threat with his legs. Bortles has above average poise, pocket presence and overall feel for what's going on around him, showing the ability to execute under pressure and improvise when needed. His release and arm strength are similar to Andrew Luck and his size, mobility and clutch attributes are very reminiscent of a young Ben Roethlisberger. Bortles still has a long way to go before he's in the same league as either quarterback, but it's those natural traits that he consistently shows on film that has scouts making the comparisons.


2014 NFL Mock Draft: Blake Bortles No. 1 to the Texans makes sense - CBSSports.com (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/nfl-draft-scout/24400823/nfl-draft-bortles-no-1-to-the-texans-makes-sense)

My guess is he won't be available by our pick, and we'd be lucky to have him if he was. Of the top five QBs coming out, he's got the best size (tall enough to see over the line and hardy enough to shrug off tackles) yet he can still move pretty fast when he needs to. He has completed 65.6565% of his passes for nearly a 9 yard average and thrown 56 TDs to only 19 INTs over his roughly 2.5 years of starting.

Blake Bortles Stats, News, Videos, Pictures, Bio - UCF Knights - ESPN (http://espn.go.com/college-football/player/_/id/505719/blake-bortles)

Manziel seems a bit thin, too Mike Vick like for my tastes...sure, plenty of highlights when he plays, but also the injuries and missed games.

Carr played for Fresno, so the lower competition argument stands for him too, and he did not look good in his bowl game vs. tougher competition.

Bridgewater has completed 68.4% of his passes (slightly better) and has more experience. He also has almost the same height, but weighs about 35 lbs less than Bortles. He may need to bulk up a bit to be able to absorb the punishment an NFL season delivers.

And then you're looking at McCarron and/or Mettzenberger. One has been dubbed a game-manager and the other has a blown ACL and would likely miss at least some of the off season Training Camps and possibly even some games. IF we have Cassell and plan to sit him anyway, no big deal, but, still, you'd like to see him in some preseason action...

Or, Tahj Boyd. Built a little thicker with 225 lbs at 6'1". Completed 64.3% of his passes with a 107 to 39 TD/INTs ratio over 3+ years of play. Thrown over 30 TDs for 3 years in a row. Sure, he had Watkins and Hopkins tearing up DBs for him, but you still have to make a throw. Could be a great pick at the 8th pick of the 2nd round...And, leave us that first to get a game changer on Defense!?!

PInfante97
01-08-2014, 11:55 AM
Love Boyd in round 2 as well.... Botles sure does get a lot of passes batted for a guy that tall... wierd

313zoe
01-09-2014, 09:21 PM
Draft Murray and sign Vick