Not only is Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles training for the Combine, but he’s reportedly done his homework on how past passers have fared in drills.
Bortles told Paul Tenorio of the Orlando Sentinel that he has a sheet with past average Combine results for quarterbacks on the wall of his hotel room in California, where he’s preparing for the Combine.
“I’m not the fastest guy or I won’t jump the highest or the furthest or any of that. But I’ve got that sheet . . . and my goal is to be above that [average] in every single category,” Bortles told the Sentinel.
It’s unclear whether Bortles will do all of the workouts at the Combine; his father told the Sentinel on Monday that the quarterback was readying for all drills but that a determination on how much he would work out would be made closer to his departure for the Combine, which begins Wednesday in Indianapolis.
One of the top quarterback prospects in the draft, Bortles’ workout will be one of the most eagerly anticipated of the Combine, especially if it’s clear he will be throwing.