2015 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Reports: Brett Hundley, Quarterback, UCLA

With the NFL season beginning to wind down, we here at the Grill are going to start breaking down the prospects that will be in this year’s NFL draft. For more information on how are grading works, please visit the prospects Page linked here. This will be one of many scouting reports to come. We will begin by profiling the major prospects in the draft and over time we will expand to cover some small school prospects and hopefully, come draft time, we will have about 100 profiles on prospects.

Name: Brett Hundley
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 227 Pounds
College:  UCLA
Class: Junior
2015 Stats: 271 for 392, 3155 Yards, 69.1 Completion Percentage, 22 Touchdowns, 5 Interceptions

After the jump you will get a breakdown of Brett Hundley’s pro’s and con’s as well as our grade for Hundley.

Pros: Hundley possess ideal size for an NFL quarterback with great arm strength and above average athleticism. He has a great throwing motion and a quick release and has the ability to fire balls into tight coverage. Very elusive and has great acceleration and once he avoids pressure he can usually keep his eyes down field and make a play. Has great running ability and is very durable. Takes great care of the ball and rarely turns it over.

Cons: Has taken almost every career snap from the shotgun. At times he looks to run first and throw second. Struggles at time with ball placement on timing routes

Our Take: Hundley is a good but not great quarterback prospect who helped himself at the NFL Combine. He has the size and arm strength to become a great quarterback if coached properly and given time to develop. I believe his best fit would be going somewhere that he could sit and be the backup for a year or two while he learns to play in an NFL system. If given time, he could become a very good NFL quarterback.

Final Grade: 91 Out of 100

Hundley is a good quarterback prospect but nowhere near the level of Marcus Mariota or Jameis Winston. However, he still has a late first round grade for me and ultimately, I believe he will end up going in the first round, either from a team trading back into the first round to select him or from a team trading back in the first round. If surrounded with the proper talent and placed in the right system he will likely be a successful quarterback.

Possible Draft Spots: Teams that need a quarterback who could look at Hundley are the Browns at 12 or 19, the Eagles at 20, and then any other team like the Texans, Jets, or Bills who could trade into the first round to select Hundley if they see the need to do that.

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