Cowboys Draft Rumors: Bortles, Not Manziel Is The Cowboys Top QB Prospect

Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

What is BTB hearing about the Cowboys QB board?

It began this morning when Todd McShay stated that he heard from multiple people within Valley Ranch that Johnny Manziel was the #1 overall player on the Cowboys board, and thus slotted him as the #16 pick to the Cowboys in his final Mock Draft.

Of course, anytime you link the biggest name, and most polarizing player in the draft, with the NFL's most popular team, with a polarizing owner who is known to have a flair for the dramatic, you are sure to generate significant buzz.

However, around 10 o'clock central time this morning, I received information from someone whom I trust (it's not who you think it might be) that not only is Manziel not the #1 player on the Cowboys board, he's not even the number #1 QB on their board.  That distinction belongs to Blake Bortles.

This insight was then confirmed, both partially by Dane Brugler of CBS Sports, and wholly by Jeff Sullivan of Dallas Cowboys Star Magazine.

Manziel is a first-round player on the Cowboys board, and thus will likely be in consideration if he is available at #16 overall, but he is not the #1 player, or QB.

SB Nation Featured Video
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Blogging The Boys

You must be a member of Blogging The Boys to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Blogging The Boys. You should read them.

Join Blogging The Boys

You must be a member of Blogging The Boys to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Blogging The Boys. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker