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Mike Zimmer: Teddy Bridgewater could start in 2014

By Wesseling, Chris The Jacksonville Jaguars are going to let Blake Bortles sit behind Chad Henne as a rookie, but the Minnesota Vikings might have a different plan in mind for Teddy Bridgewater.

Source: National Football League

Waiting to select a QB would allow Vikings to address pressing needs

By apnews@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings need a young quarterback to ride into the future, and with the eighth overall pick in this draft they’ll have plenty available.

For all the headlines generated at the top of the class by Johnny Manziel, Blake Bortles and Teddy Bridgewater, though, the […]

The ultimate question: is QB hardest position to draft and develop?

By apnews@1500espn.com

With a record 102 early entrants declaring for this NFL draft, the depth of talent is obvious. Quarterbacks are no exception, with a trio of potential top-10 picks and another half-dozen or so prospects projected as viable mid-round options.

This ought to be an ideal scenario, then, for teams in this pass-driven […]

Blake Bortles excited about potential fit with Minnesota Vikings

By Goodbread, Chase UCF quarterback Blake Bortles and the Minnesota Vikings could be an ideal fit. At least that’s what the QB and his former offensive coordinator believe.

Source: National Football League

ESPN mock drafters agree on QB Blake Bortles to the Vikings

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

With 8 days to go until the NFL Draft begins, ESPN’s mock drafters have updated their projections.

Todd McShay thinks the Vikings will draft UCF quarterback Blake Bortles.

Of the other quarterbacks expected to be selected in the first round, McShay pegs only Johnny Manziel as…

Source: 1500 ESPN […]

Blake Bortles won’t visit Vikings before the draft

By Darin Gantt

While the top prospects cross the country visiting teams before the NFL Draft, the visits become symbols which can be interpreted numerous ways. So the Vikings are either not interested, or very interested in Blake Bortles. According to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Vikings won’t be bringing […]

Rick Spielman: Quarterback decision is “torturous”

By Josh Alper

There was a point when it seemed this year’s draft was going to be the perfect one for teams looking for a quarterback. Marcus Mariota and Brett Hundley decided to return to college, though, and teams found that Teddy Bridgewater, Blake Bortles and Johnny Manziel were not the sure things that […]

Kiper’s latest mock draft has Vikings taking Blake Bortles, linebacker

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

With the NFL Draft just three weeks away, Mel Kiper has released his latest mock draft.

The concept of mock drafts can be a little silly — after all, what really has changed since the first versions were released? But speculation will continue to fly all the way up to and through […]

Derek Carr isn’t lacking in confidence

By Mike Florio

When it comes to the 2014 crop of rookie quarterbacks, most consider three of them to be at the top of the heap: Teddy Bridgewater, Blake Bortles, and Johnny Manziel. There’s a fourth guy who believes he’s better than all of them. Appearing on NFL Network on Tuesday, Fresno State’s Derek […]

UCF quarterback Bortles to enter NFL draft, Hundley will stay at UCLA

By akrammer@1500espn.com

After leading the University of Central Florida Knights to their most successful season in program history, quarterback Blake Bortles will forgo his senior season for the NFL.

Bortles, listed 6-foot-4 and 230 pounds, led the Knights to a 12-1 season and a 52-42 upset victory over Baylor in the Fiesta Bowl […]