2014 NFL Draft: How the QBs will fit with their new teams

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May 8, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Blake Bortles (Central Florida) poses with his jersey after being selected as the number three overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft to the Jacksonville Jaguars at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Blake Bortles, Jacksonville Jaguars

Drafted third overall by his home state Jaguars, Bortles was the first QB to hear his name called Thursday night. Although Bortles wasn’t the most scrutinized quarterback heading into the draft, he’ll now have the added pressure of having to live up to his high pick, and also having the task of bringing Jacksonville’s franchise back from the dead.

The team’s March re-signing of Chad Henne looks even smarter with Bortles now in the mix. The former UCF Knight is seen as a high upside pick, who may need a season to develop in the Jaguars system. Henne at least made the Jags competitive last season, and was able to have some decent games even without Justin Blackmon and Maurice Jones-Drew.

Bortles can learn from Henne, and will really benefit from summer workouts and training camp where he can start to develop chemistry with rookie wideouts Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson. Although Gus Bradley won’t have to rush Bortles along, he also won’t be afraid to get him in the game if Henne starts and struggles. Love or hate the Bortles selection, one thing is clear. Jacksonville’s Blaine Gabbert-less quarterback situation is a step up from the last few years.

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  • trinity

    Nice read. I really can’t wait to see how all these guy do. I hope Derek is more successful than David

  • raidernation

    Ur wrong about the O_Line,, the looks of it it looks pretty damn good now with all the FA and Gabe….

  • Brian F

    Schaub is actually signed to a 2 year contract. Although, it’s rather painless for the Raiders to dump him after this year if he fails to bounce back. Also, the O-line has been drastically overhauled. We won’t really know how it is until the season starts, but on paper, it looks better than last year’s line.

  • Julio Echeverria

    Uhm dude, go do research. Our O-line and D-line is what we improved the most. Perhaps a little more thought and less regurgitation.