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Report: UCF's Blake Bortles meets with Raiders coaches


UCF's Blake Bortles met with Oakland Raiders personnel Tuesday, a day before his pro day in Orlando.

The news was reported by John Middlekauff, a former NFL scout who now works for a San Francisco Bay area radio station.

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Bortles' pro day has taken on a bit more significance with the rather lackluster performance Monday by Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater at his pro day. Bortles (6-foot-5, 232 pounds), like Bridgewater, is in play to be the No. 1 pick in the draft. If a team truly is undecided on which quarterback is better, a better workout from Bortles could push him ahead of Bridgewater on that draft board.

Oakland is one of the numerous teams that pick in the top 10 that needs a quarterback, and Raiders coach Dennis Allen attended Bridgewater's pro day.

Earlier this month, Bortles said he had meetings scheduled with Houston and Jacksonville. Both also need a quarterback and both pick before Oakland, Houston at No. 1 and Jacksonville at No. 3.

Bortles is the third-ranked quarterback by NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock, who will be in Orlando on Wednesday for Bortles' workout, and fellow analyst Daniel Jeremiah has Bortles as the No. 18 player overall in this draft class.

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