RTC: Jaws likes Blake Bortles pick

May, 12, 2014
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Count former NFL quarterback Ron Jaworski among the people praising the Jacksonville Jaguars' selection of quarterback Blake Bortles with the No. 3 overall pick.

Jaws, speaking on the Mike & Mike radio show, said he was impressed with Bortles and really liked him. He also said the Jaguars didn't take him too high because he believes that if a team likes a player they should draft him regardless of whether people think it's too high.

"From a strategic standpoint of a team, I don't care if it's a quarterback or a tackle or a wide receiver, if that's the guy you like, go get him," Jaworski said. "Obviously Gus Bradley, [GM David] Caldwell, they all like Blake Bortles and he clearly to me is the kind of guy you can build your franchise around.

"They need a lot of help in Jacksonville. We know that. But if you have a tough, durable, strong-willed quarterback in place, that gives you a great chance for success."

You can listen to the interview here.

Here are some additional pieces of Jaguars-related content from around the Web in our Reading the Coverage feature:

The Florida Times-Union's Ryan O'Halloran writes that the Jaguars struck a balance between immediate help and future help in the NFL draft.

NFL.com's Elliot Harrison lists the Jaguars' selection of receiver Marqise Lee as the best Day 2 pick.

NFL.com's NFL Total Access crew breaks down the Jaguars' draft.

NFL.com's Bryan Fisher writes that Jaguars GM David Caldwell deserves a sticker for his draft class.

CBSSports.com's Pete Prisco gives the Jaguars' draft class an A. His co-worker Will Brinson lists the Jaguars among his draft winners.

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