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Blake Bortles expected to join Cleveland Browns

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles admits that he thought it was more likely that the Cleveland Browns would draft him than the Jaguars.

Blake Bortles has revealed that he thought he would be selected by the Cleveland Browns in the NFL Draft earlier this year.

The quarterback was the first passer picked this year, being chosen third overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars, while the Browns waited until the 22nd pick to draft Johnny Manziel.

The 22-year-old told the Ohio News-Herald: "I definitely thought there was more of a possibility I'd be here than Jacksonville, but that's not the way it turned out and I couldn't be happier to be where I am.

"[Manziel is] way more under the microscope. He's way more of a celebrity than me. He's got a lot of stuff to deal with that I don't have to."

Bortles faces competition from Chad Henne for the starting role at the Jaguars.

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Quarterback Blake Bortles #5 of the UCF Knights prepares to snap the football during the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl against the Baylor Bears at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2014
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