ESPN draft specialist Todd McShay unveiled his 2014 NFL Mock Draft 1.0 on Wednesday and with the Raiders currently sitting at No. 3 overall -- the actual draft is not until May 8 -- McShay selected for Oakland Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles.
Following then, is McShay’s breakdown of the 6-foot-4, 228-pound underclassman:
The Raiders need to upgrade at the QB position, and even though he isn't the most well-known prospect, Bortles has the potential to be a top-10 pick. In fact, it wouldn't shock me if he ends up going ahead of Teddy Bridgewater.
Bortles has good size, arm strength and accuracy, and has proved he can win from inside the pocket. He also possesses good character and a strong football IQ. A nice bonus is that he's built to last in the NFL because he's big and mobile enough to move around. He isn't Cam Newton, but more of a cross between Joe Flacco and Ben Roethlisberger.