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We might as well stick with the quarterbacks—those glory hounds.
There are some draftniks who believe that Central Florida's Blake Bortles, and not Manziel, is the top quarterback in this year's class.
Bortles has been linked in a number of mock drafts (including Rob Rang's at CBS Sports) to the Minnesota Vikings at No. 8, but a recent report tossed some cold water on that idea.
According to Rotoworld, while appearing on ESPN's SportsCenter, Bob Holtzman said that the Vikings are "not expected" to take a quarterback in the first round.
Minnesota is "prepared to wait a round or two," Holtzman said, "if not longer."
However, ESPN's Ed Werder told "On The Clock" later in the day that his "sense is" that if the Houston Texans trade down in the first round, Bortles would become their most likely target under center.
That may well be for the best for Houston, at least according to one NFL quarterback.
Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers, while speaking with 93.7 FM in Pittsburgh (via Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review), said that were he an NFL general manager, Bortles would be his first choice among this year's quarterback crop:
I talked to Blake, and I know Blake has that fiery chip. I think he's going to be the best one of the group because I see something in him, his competitiveness, his leadership. And I think he's got a lot of upside.