Top 10: Players to Watch At the Combine

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10. Blake Bortles

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

Bortles measured in earlier today at 6′ 5″ and 232 lbs, easily the biggest of all the top QB prospects in this years draft. The UCF product burst onto the scene this season and has vaulted up draft boards. With recent reports that Bortles would be the first overall pick if the draft were to start today, makes everything Bortles does something to look out for. He is also the only QB on this list because of his recent announcement he will be throwing at the combine. Participating in the throwing drills gives him the opportunity to answer any questions scouts have about his arm accuracy (the biggest question about his game right now). Bortles is the only big name QB throwing at the combine this weekend. With a solid performance at the combine Bortles has a chance to cement himself as the QB Houston should take with the first overall pick. While there is an outside chance the Raiders draft him in the first round he is still a prospect they should keep their eyes on this weekend, as he could potentially be the franchise QB Oakland has been looking for.

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  • TheFrasier707

    No matter what the raiders do it won’t help right away.they have to many problems in house.

  • Gregg Brennan

    Kind of tough for the Raiders to “trade down” and select Khalil Mack later in the top 5 as they hold the number 5 pick. Editors? Editors? Anyone? Bueller?

  • J.R.

    Yes sorry about that mistake I meant top 10

  • J.R.

    I think with a great offseason raiders have a chance to win 7-9 games next season and possibly be in contention for a playoff spot

  • https://twitter.com/#!/Krad_XR72 Konrad Qtr

    Could the Raiders go after two Impact players in the 1st Round? Meaning, they stay with number 5 and trade up into the 1 with their second pic?

    I’m thinking Anthony Barr @ #5 and the best player that drop to them. The question, who would be this second guy be?

    Imagine this scenario , the Raiders grab Barr and then RaShede Hageman?

    Imagine this scenario, Sammy Watkins @ 5 and then the best QB on the board.

  • J.R.

    That’s an interesting thing to think about but I don’t see the raiders drafting Watkins at 5 this wr class is so deep there would be better impact than a wr

  • https://twitter.com/#!/Krad_XR72 Konrad Qtr

    They say, Defensive Ends translates pretty well into the NFL; if you rush, you can rush… The more I’m learning about Anthony Barr, the more I’m liking.

    What if the Raiders really crank up the defense ?

    They build a monstrous defensive line… They grab a couple of monsters for the middle, they get a B. J. Raji and then an RaShede Hageman . You have B. J. Raji and Simm and then rotate in RaShede Hageman . Basically, we beat the day lights out of Denver and KC line s all day long. Behind all this and from the flank, you have an Anthony Barr, Cio Moore and an Allen darting in there non stop….. I’m picturing Patten Manning on an old folks front porch shaking his cain and or a mental home with super bowl flashbacks.