Jaguars take their latest QB of the future, UCF's Blake Bortles
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Jaguars take their latest QB of the future, UCF's Blake Bortles

Blaine Gabbert is long gone, and the Jaguars didn't wait long Thursday night to take who they hope can be their quarterback of the future, for real this time: UCF quarterback Blake Bortles. He was the third overall pick.

Fantasy Analysis:

Pardon me. Before I start this fantasy take section, I have to say, as a UCF alum, that I am pretty damn happy right now.

Now ... please don't ruin him, Jacksonville. And that means please don't play him in Week 1 of the regular season. Bortles isn't ready for that. I believe he has the most upside of any quarterback in this draft, but he is an unfinished product. He is a big, athletic quarterback in the mold of an Andrew Luck -- although Luck is much better. Bortles still needs to work on his accuracy and arm strength. I fear that if Jacksonville starts him from the beginning, he is going to get swallowed up by the league because that team isn't ready to support a talented-but-raw rookie quarterback. Bortles shouldn't have much fantasy value this season. Chad Henne should have the greatest odds of being the Jaguars' starter.

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FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2002
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I have played fantasy sports since 2001. I've played mostly in fantasy football and baseball leagues. I wrote for FFToolbox from 2002-2005 and re-joined in 2009.

I was an undergraduate from the University of Central Florida, and a master's graduate from Cal State University, Northridge specializing in journalism/mass communication. I make my home in Long Beach, Calif.

While I grew up in California, my favorite football team has always been the New York Giants.

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