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Brett Hundley, QB

School: UCLA  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Chandler, AZ
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 227 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
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Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Looks the part with a tall, well-built frame and has the arm to unleash passes all over the field. Easy throwing motion with a strong, accurate arm. Noel Mazzone's offense asks him to make aggressive downfield throws and his quarterback shows the courage to attempt these passes even with defenders in close proximity to his targets.

Quick set-up and release, and possesses the velocity and touch to make any throw.

Even more impressive than Hundley's elusiveness and acceleration, however, is his vision and poise while buying time in the pocket. Hundley feels pressure well and is willing to step up and re-set while keeping his passing options open, critical for long-term success in the NFL.

Hundley has the physical traits to explode as a dual-threat passer in the NFL, and the mental toughness so critical for success at the next level.

WEAKNESSES: Takes virtually every snap from the shotgun and typically relies upon pre-snap reads in a relatively simple offense. Scouts want to see him operate better from the pocket, especially under duress.

Has a tendency to drop his eyes and look to run in the face of pressure, even when able to elude the initial defender. Good, but not great straight-line speed in the mold of elite dual-threat QBs.

Hundley's ball placement is a work-in-progress. Like most young quarterbacks, he needs to develop his anticipation as a passer and show better rhythm with his weapons, but he has the qualities that can't be coached.

COMPARES TO: Randall Cunningham, ex-Eagles: Hundley possesses a combination of size, athleticism, grace and arm strength reminiscent of the former Pro Bowler Cunningham.

IN OUR VIEW: On the surface, Hundley's skill-set seems every bit as tantalizing as Oregon's Marcus Mariota or Florida State's Jameis Winston. However, Hundley needs to improve in the critical subtleties of the quarterback position - pocket presence, reading defenses and ball placement.

--Dane Brugler & Rob Rang (11/20/14)

Player Overview

Coming out of Chandler, Ariz., Hundley was the first UCLA quarterback recruit to earn a five-star rating (scout.com). As a senior, he completed 139 of 225 passes for 2,348 yards, 20 touchdowns and two interceptions, while also leading the team in rushing with 856 yards (7.0 avg.) and nine touchdowns.

Hundley redshirted under Rick Neuheisel in 2011, looked the part of a future blue-chip NFL prospect in guiding the Bruins to the Pac-12 South championship last year with coach Jim Mora. Hundley threw for a school-record 3,740 passing yards, including 29 touchdowns against just 11 interceptions in his first season.

Entering the season, Hundley was often mentioned among the top quarterback prospects in the country, but an inconsistent junior year hasn't done much to answer the questions scouts had on the player going into this season.

It has been a long time since a Bruins' quarterback has excited scouts. The last UCLA quarterback drafted, in fact, was Cade McNown, whom the Chicago Bears selected in the first round in 1999.

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Player News
01/14/2015 - UCLA QB Brett Hundley declines Senior Bowl invitation...UCLA redshirt junior quarterback Brett Hundley has declined an invitation to the Senior Bowl and will not participate in the scouting all-star game, according to a source. The 2015 Senior Bowl is scheduled for January 24 in Mobile, Ala. at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota also received an invitation, but hasn't decided if he will play or not. If he declines, the final spot at the quarterback position will likely go to Auburn's Nick Marshall, who was expected to be in Mobile, but possibly at another position.

Declining the invitation isn't an unprecedented move for Hundley as several prospects, especially quarterbacks, have turned down the chance to play in the all-star event over the years, choosing instead to prepare for the NFL Combine or the school pro day. With all 32 teams in Mobile, it can be risky if a player struggles in an unfamiliar environment, but it's also a great opportunity to show off a player's skill-set. Buffalo Bills quarterback E.J. Manuel helped himself with a positive week and was eventually drafted in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. According to NFLDraftScout.com, Hundley is currently rated as the No. 3 quarterback prospect for the 2015 NFL Draft, behind Mariota and Florida State's Jameis Winston. He has first round tools and is the favorite to be the third signal caller drafted after the two Heisman winners, but his inconsistencies on tape are why Hundley isn't a lock first round pick going into the draft process. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com



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