Just Blog Baby 2014 NFL Mock Draft: First Round 7.0
By Chase Ruttig
Jan 1, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Central Florida Knights quarterback Blake Bortles (5) 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
#8 Minnesota Vikings: Blake Bortles, QB UCF
Rory’s Take: Anyone who has read our mock knows I am not this high on Bortles, but at this point I believe Spielman is desperate to hit on a quarterback.
Chase’s Take: Rory is the undisputed world champion on “Not buying on Blake Brotles,” and he does have some struggles with accuracy, but I still think he is going to be drafted as the promise to a franchise that desperately needs a QB of the future. He is mobile, has all of the athletic intangibles you would want, and has a strong arm. His BCS win over Baylor likely helps put him over Derek Carr, but if the Vikings want the Fresno State QB this is where either Bortles/Carr will land in my opinion.