Blake Bortles talks about the Jaguars playbook, other NFL adjustments

Blake Bortles on playing time, Jags playbook, NFL life adjustments.

Jacksonville Jaguars rookie quarterback Blake Bortles sat down with SB Nation's Dan Rubenstein at the NFLPA Rookie Premier even to talk a little bit about being in the NFL and with the Jaguars.

The 6'5", 232-pound Bortles was originally recruited by most colleges as a tight end out of high school, but UCF opted to give the Oviedo quarterback a shot to be their signal caller and it paid off in a big way. Bortles ended his college career passing for 3,581 yards with 25 touchdowns and just nine interceptions his junior year, including a dominating Fiesta Bowl win over Baylor.

Bortles was a "late riser" in the draft process because most expected him to go back to school for his senior season, but he's got all the physical traits team look for in a quarterback and seems poised in the pocket under duress. It's likely he'll need to sit for a little bit and work on his mechanics, but the Jaguars noted they planned to sit any quarterback they drafted anyway.

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