Blake Bortles cements status as top draft prospect

Representatives from all 32 NFL teams — including the head coaches from the Atlanta Falcons (Mike Smith), Houston Texans (Bill O’Brien), Jacksonville Jaguars (Gus Bradley), Minnesota Vikings (Mike Zimmer) and Oakland Raiders (Dennis Allen), and general managers from the Jaguars, Texans, Vikings and Tampa Bay Buccaneers — were on hand Wednesday for Central Florida’s pro day.

The workout was held indoors on FieldTurf.

Blake Bortles, QB (6-foot-4 3/4, 229 pounds) — Bortles only went through the on-field positional workout, standing on his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine in running drills and jumps (he was a top performer in his position group in both the vertical and broad jumps). Bortles had an impressive workout, only missing on a couple long throws and displaying great accuracy on short and intermediate routes. In total, nine balls hit the ground but five were dropped passes by the receivers. Bortles cemented his status as a top prospect in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Storm Johnson, RB (5-11 5/8, 218) — Johnson ran the 40-yard dash in 4.57 seconds, but strained his left hamstring doing so and attempting the run just once. He had a 34-inch vertical jump and 10-foot-1 broad jump. He also performed 19 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. Johnson did catch some passes in a stationary position, but did not do a field workout.

Jeff Godfrey, WR (5-10 1/2, 185) — Godfrey — who was not at the combine — ran the 40 in 4.56 and 4.57 seconds. He had a 36-inch vertical and 10-foot broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.26 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.03 seconds. He did 12 strength lifts. He caught the ball really well in the workout, and has possession receiver-type speed. Godfrey is a rookie free-agent pickup possibility for a team following the draft.

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