The newspaper said its information came from a source with direct knowledge of the grade. Phil Savage, the executive director of the Reese's Senior bowl, tweeted Wednesday night that he had been told Bortles received a second-round grade from the advisory board.
Bortles, who grew up about 10 miles from UCF's Orlando campus, is expected to make his decision on whether he will turn pro in the next few days. He has excellent size, good mobility, a solid arm and a big upside.
Bortles skyrocketed up draft boards this season, his second as the full-time starter. He threw for 3,581 yards, 25 touchdowns and nine interceptions and completed 67.8 percent of his passes. He was named first-team All-AAC by league coaches over Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater.