How to watch the NFL draft
Jaguars general manager David Caldwell patiently waited last year, not drafting a quarterback because he wanted the right guy to come along. They believe they may have found him in Blake Bortles. The decision is a stunner. We heard a lot of pre-draft conversation, rumors and off-the-record buzz about the Jaguars pick. We didn't hear anyone say that Bortles was a strong option.
Bortles has the most classic starting NFL quarterback frame of anyone in this class, and has a huge arm. But he's raw and will have to iron out a lot of inconsistencies at the pro level.
This feels like Caldwell and coach Gus Bradley pushing their chips in the middle of the table. They are betting it all on Bortles.