The way that mock draft shook out, it's the exact pick I would've wanted for us. No complaints from me.
With that said, I don't understand this infatuation with Bortles. I watched three UCF games this year and I never saw a future NFL starting QB. The guy is Blaine Gabbert version 2.0. He has all the measurables and physical tools you could ever want and people are trying to convince themselves that he's an NFL QB. Not sure how anyone could take this guy over Bridgewater. Manziel is the QB wildcard. I think GMs are gonna love him or hate him. Personally, I think the guy is a gamer. If he can handle the off field distractions, he's gonna make it.
I agree and disagree. The guy with all the measurables and physical tools you could ever want happens to play for us, and his name is Cam Newton (I know we all hate his overexposure, but the next best is Luck). I don't think Bortles will be a awful as Gabbert is, Gabbert was literally made up as a franchise QB by the media about a month before the draft with no professional scouting done on him. I was hearing a decent amount of noise about Bortles when the college season was about halfway done (from the same sources who made some noise about EJ Manuel last year).
Manziel is going to surprise people in the NFL. I think with Bridgewater he will have some mediocre/poor years until the team who drafted him surrounds him with a solid supporting cast. I think he has a great understanding of the game, but he is going to need a solid Oline and weapons to make him shine because he just doesn't have the athleticism to dominate without it. Johnny Football isn't an athletic freak, but he's scrappy as hell and will be able to make enough "WTF just happened" plays to garner national attention right off the bat.