Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles won't make his decision about the NFL draft until after the Fiesta Bowl.
While he is holding off on his choice until after he leads UCF in its first ever BCS bowl, the decision should be easy afterward.
Thanks to a remarkable season, the redshirt junior has seen his stock go through the roof.
Recently, Sports Illustrated's Peter King revealed that a team with a top 10 pick sees Bortles as the best QB available, per Paul Tenorio, Orlando Sentinel:
On Sunday night during NBC's Football Night in America, Sports Illustrated senior writer Peter King said Bortles is the top quarterback on the board for some NFL teams.
"The fastest rising quarterback in the first round, should he choose to come out, is fourth-year junior Blake Bortles of Central Florida," King said. "I’ve spoken to a team that’s likely to have a top 10 pick, and they like him better than any quarterback in this draft.”
If that is the case and a team is willing to pull the trigger early in the first round, Bortles must go.
A relatively unknown a year ago, it will be very difficult for Bortles to raise his draft stock any further on an unheralded team in a nameless conference.
At 6'4", 230 pounds, Bortles is physically ready for the NFL, and after taking the Knights to the BCS, there is little left for him to realistically accomplish at the collegiate level.