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Lindsey Duke and Blake Bortles are headed to Jacksonville

Blake Bortles Lindsey Duke

The first quarterback off the board in the NFL Draft was not Johnny Manziel nor was it Teddy Bridgewater. It was none other than Central Florida junior Blake Bortles, who really blossomed last season while leading the Knights to a 12-1 year including a bowl victory over Baylor.

Bortles completed 67.8 percent of his passes as a junior and threw for 25 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. Though Bortles is big at 6-foot-4 and 230 pounds, he can move and has decent speed. His size, look and skills have led many to compare him to Ben Roethlisberger.

With Justin Blackmon suspended indefinitely to start the season, they better give him a lot of support. This is not a good situation for him at all. The only good news is Jacksonville now gets the most valuable WAG in the draft class — the lovely Lindsey Duke.

Ms. Duke was at the draft with her longtime boyfriend and tweeted this on Thursday:

You think she’s excited to see her man as a franchise quarterback and No. 3 overall pick? And you think she’s excited about not having to go too far away from Orlando? You better believe it.

Bad spot for Bortles, though. It’s a bad organization that hasn’t done well drafting offensive talent lately. He’ll be better than Blaine Gabbert because it’s impossible not to be, but I don’t picture this turning out well.

Previously: Blake Bortles’ girlfriend Lindsey Duke is a handful

Blake Bortles says NFL teams asked about girlfriend Lindsey Duke

Blake Bortles Lindsey Duke

Former UCF quarterback Blake Bortles probably has the most attractive significant other of any player in in the 2014 NFL Draft. Lindsey Duke was introduced to the sports world last season and she changed the WAG game forever. Naturally, Bortles was forced to answer a couple of questions about the lovely Ms. Duke during his chats with NFL teams at the Combine.

“Nothing was really that bad,” Bortles said during an interview with Dan Patrick on Wednesday. “I got a couple of girlfriend questions but besides that it was all pretty normal.”

Bortles went on to say that some teams asked him “awkward” questions about Duke.

“If we come to town will she be there for dinner and stuff like that,” he said. “They knew (who she was) going into the meeting and I think that was kind of their angle to see how I reacted to that. It was alright. It was all stuff I had heard before.”

I’m not going to lie — I’d probably ask if I was going to get a peek at Lindsey too. There’s nothing wrong with looking, and she’s easily one of the best looking athlete girlfriends we have ever seen.

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Blake Bortles reportedly will enter NFL draft

Blake BortlesBlake Bortles will leave Central Florida early to enter the 2014 NFL draft, according to a report.

The Orlando Sentinel cites a source in saying that Bortles will make his announcement on Monday. Bortles is coming off a great junior season in which he led the UCF Knights to a 12-1 record including a Fiesta Bowl victory over Baylor.

Bortles completed 67.8 percent of his passes for 3,581 yards, 25 touchdowns and nine interceptions this season. He also rushed for 272 yards and six TDs, and at 6-foot-4 and 230 pounds, is much more mobile than you would expect given his size.

ESPN’s Todd McShay has him rated as his second quarterback prospect for the draft, while some teams reportedly have him rated first.

It would have been tough for Bortles to improve his draft stock next season, so this was definitely the right career move. And the best news for all of us is that this also means his girlfriend, Lindsey Duke, will also be going pro. We can’t wait to see what they do at the next level.

Lindsey Duke receiving Katherine Webb-like attention

Lindsey Duke

While the NFL scouts are heading to the Fiesta Bowl to watch Blake Bortles, the eyes of everyone else will be on Lindsey Duke, who is the girlfriend of the Central Florida quarterback.

Duke, who turned 22 in November, has received plenty of notoriety throughout the college football season. She began receiving attention around the time the college football season began, and her popularity continued to grow throughout the season, especially as UCF/Bortles enjoyed more and more success.

Duke, a UCF student set to graduate this year, first hit the big time when she posed for aXis Magazine in August.

Duke and Bortles have dated since high school. They went to prom together, and then college at UCF. Lest you think Duke is some sort of golddigger, she remained with Bortles during his redshirt freshman year and has been with him throughout his time before he became well known.

What’s funny is that much like AJ McCarron and Katherine Webb, the girlfriend has become more famous than the athlete.

“She’s way more famous than I am,” Bortles admitted to the media this week prior to his bowl game.

ESPN even did a segment on Lindsey Duke and Bortles laughed about how famous his girlfriend is (if you look carefully, you’ll see my mug on the screen!):

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Blake Bortles’ girlfriend Lindsey Duke is a handful

Blake Bortles girlfriend Lindsey Duke

Blake Bortles is having an excellent season as quarterback for the underrated UCF Knights. The junior quarterback from Oviedo, Fla., has thrown for 2,484 yards, 19 touchdowns and five interceptions while leading UCF to an 8-1 start this season. Last season he threw for 3,059 yards and 25 touchdowns. He’s also scoring big off the field.

Blake Bortles’ girlfriend is the very lovely Lindsey Duke, who recently turned 22 and received a birthday wish from her beau.

Duke is a huge supporter of her boyfriend and has been tweeting about him consistently since beginning her Twitter account last year.

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