The quarterback pool for the 2014 NFL Draft is reportedly getting a little deeper.
Central Florida’s Blake Bortles will declare for the draft, Paul Tenorio of the Orlando Sentinel reported Sunday evening.
A redshirt junior, Bortles (6-4, 230) completed 259-of-382 passes for 3,581 yards with 25 touchdowns and nine interceptions for UCF, which upset Baylor in the Fiesta Bowl on January 1. In the Knights’ bowl game win, Bortles threw for 301 yards on 20-of-31 completions with three TDs and two picks. He also rushed for 93 yards and a score on eight carries.
The QB class got a big boost last week when Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater turned pro. Now, Bortles is poised to join him.