JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell returned home from a scouting trip last October, turned on the television and saw Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger getting pounded by Baltimore.
That's when it clicked.
Caldwell wanted a big, bulky quarterback who could take a beating.
So UCF's Blake Bortles became Caldwell's guy, ranked ahead of Johnny Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater and everyone other quarterback in the NFL draft.
Caldwell says, "You have to have a guy that can take a beating."
Jacksonville surprisingly chose the 6-foot-5, 240-pound Bortles with the third overall pick Thursday night, pointing to his competitiveness and toughness as what stood out during the draft process.