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Blake Bortles
Rating Yards TD
163.4 3581 25
Team: UCF KnightsHeight: 6-4 Born:
Position: QBWeight: 227 Hometown: Oviedo, FL
Class-Eligibility: Sr-Jr


Scouting Report
Despite playing for a lower-profile team, Bortles seems to have cemented his status as a potential top overall pick in the draft, thanks to an eye-opening performance on the national stage in the Fiesta Bowl and strong workouts at the NFL combine and Central Florida's pro day. He led the then-No. 15 Knights to a stunning 52-42 upset of then-No. 6 Baylor on Jan. 1, going 20 of 31 for 301 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions while rushing for 93 yards and a score on eight carries. That capped UCF's 12-1 season. With NFL height and surprising mobility, he may be the first quarterback drafted even if he doesn't go No. 1 overall. Bortles' athleticism was on display at the combine, where he leaped 32 1/2 inches in the vertical jump - fourth at his position - and was third among QBs in the broad jump at 9 feet, 7 inches. He graded out at a solid 6.4. Bortles passed for 50 touchdowns and 16 interceptions the past two seasons while posting a 163.4 rating in 2013. He throws well on the run and can deliver passes under pressure - both critical skills in the NFL - and possesses good touch on the ball while being able to fit throws into tight spaces with his strong arm. Bortles has excellent pocket presence and leadership skills, as he was the dominant player in the Fiesta Bowl matchup against a Bears team that led the FBS with 52.4 points per game. He also engineered a 38-35 upset of then-No. 8 Louisville on Oct. 18, leading the Knights back from a 28-7 second-half deficit to deal the Cardinals their only loss of the season. Bortles is somewhat raw as he started only two years in college. Despite his strong arm, he doesn't always excel at throwing the deep ball. He worked out of the shotgun often at UCF and will need to adapt to being under center more consistently. Though he totaled only 19 interceptions in three years with the Knights, he fumbled nine times as a junior and will need to improve his ball security. He seems unlikely to last past the first few picks.

Career Passing Stats

Year Team G Cmp Att Comp % Yds Yd/A TDs Int Sacked Yds
2011 UCF  10 75 110 68.2 958 8.7 6 3 7 43
2012 UCF  14 251 399 62.9 3059 7.7 25 7 22 144
2013 UCF  13 259 382 67.8 3581 9.4 25 9 21 147
Career   37 585 891 65.7 7598 8.5 56 19 50 334

Career Rushing/Receiving Stats

Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
2011 UCF  10 21 4 0.2 1 0 0 - 0
2012 UCF  14 87 285 3.3 8 1 -3 -3.0 0
2013 UCF  13 87 272 3.1 6 0 0 - 0
Career   37 195 561 2.9 15 1 -3 -3.0 0

Career Kicking Stats

Year Team G FGM FGA Pct XPM XPA Pct Pts
2011 UCF  10 0 0 - 0 1 0.0 0
Career   37 0 0 - 0 1 0.0 0

Offensive Logs

  Passing Rushing Receiving
Date Opp Cmp Att Yds Pct TDs Int Long Car Yds Avg TDs Long Rec Yds Avg TDs Long
8/29/2013 Akron 18 24 314 75.0 3 0 91 6 2 0.3 0 20 0 0 - 0 -
9/6/2013 @ FIU 12 19 214 63.2 1 0 59 4 22 5.5 1 19 0 0 - 0 -
9/14/2013 @ PSU 20 27 288 74.1 3 1 44 5 5 1.0 0 8 0 0 - 0 -
9/28/2013 SC 25 36 358 69.4 2 2 79 9 5 0.6 0 19 0 0 - 0 -
10/5/2013 @ Mem 17 36 160 47.2 0 0 32 5 1 0.2 0 8 0 0 - 0 -
10/18/2013 @ Lou 21 32 250 65.6 2 1 32 2 16 8.0 0 16 0 0 - 0 -
10/26/2013 UConn 20 24 286 83.3 4 0 61 2 26 13.0 1 16 0 0 - 0 -
11/9/2013 Hou 17 24 210 70.8 0 1 41 6 -10 -1.7 0 4 0 0 - 0 -
11/16/2013 @ Temple 27 38 404 71.1 4 0 64 11 63 5.7 0 19 0 0 - 0 -
11/21/2013 Rut 21 30 335 70.0 1 0 48 13 32 2.5 1 11 0 0 - 0 -
11/29/2013 SoFla 17 26 219 65.4 2 2 52 6 -14 -2.3 0 6 0 0 - 0 -
12/7/2013 @ SMU 24 35 242 68.6 0 0 21 10 31 3.1 2 15 0 0 - 0 -
1/1/2014 @ Baylor 20 31 301 64.5 3 2 50 8 93 11.6 1 29 0 0 - 0 -