Blake Bortles impresses Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien


Jan 1, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Central Florida Knights quarterback Blake Bortles runs into the end zone for a fourth quarter touchdown against the Baylor Bears during the Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. Central Florida defeated Baylor 52-42. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Blake Bortles left Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien “impressed” following his pro day performance on Wednesday afternoon.

John McClain of The Houston Chronicle had a chance to talk with coach O’Brien following the pro day workout, quoting the Texans coach as saying:

"“I was very impressed,” O’Brien said. “He made every throw I wanted to see, and he showed good footwork.”"

McClain also wrote about how Bortles’ pro day impressed NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock, quoting Mayock as saying:

"“I thought it was a really good workout. He showed the big arm, as advertised.”"

Now in reading about the workout, it seems to be a boost for Bortles, as I have him and Teddy Bridgewater as my Top 2 QBs in this draft and the only two who I would take with the No. 1 overall pick on May 8.

The pro day was set up by former Cincinnati Bengals backup QB Jordan Palmer, the article stated, and apparently Bortles passed well, according to Mayock.

From the Bridgewater pro day on Monday to Bortles’ on Wednesday, the vibes are completely different, and it might mean Bortles takes the lead in the mock drafts and rookie rankings as the No. 1 QB.

It is no secret the Texans have a big decision to make with the No. 1 selection and who their next QB will be, and Bortles might have put himself at the top of the pack following Wednesday’s pro day.

Mayock may have said it best when speaking about pro days:

"“You don’t ever want to read too much or too little into a pro day.”"

What are your thoughts on Bridgewater, Bortles and the No. 1 overall pick?

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