- Stanford's top NFL Draft-eligible prospects to watch in 2014: 2. QB Kevin Hogan, RS Junior...In guiding Stanford to a Rose Bowl win as a redshirt freshman the year after Andrew Luck left town, Hogan set the bar pretty high for himself. All he did last season -- his first full year as the starter -- was help Stanford return to Pasadena, boost his numbers in every category and compile a 10-1 record against Top 25 teams. He certainly struggled in some games -- including in the loss to Michigan State to end the year -- but the NFL-caliber talent is undeniable. Hogan passes the eye test with a broad-shouldered, well-built frame for the position. He has an elongated wind-up that will earn plenty of criticism in the pre-draft process but like San Diego Chargers star Philip Rivers, Hogan's instincts, accuracy and velocity are enough to overcome the quirky delivery.
Hogan has good accuracy to all levels with especially impressive touch on deep passes when he has the room to step into his throw. Hogan has been well protected by the elite talent blocking in front of him but when pressure does force him off his spot, he is willing to step up in the pocket, exhibiting poise, toughness and quick decision-making to either throw or run. Like Luck before him, Hogan is faster (and stronger) than he looks, making him a formidable threat on the run. Stanford's scheme calls for lots of play-action, boots and throwing on the move and deep shots -- staples of a pro-style offense that suit Hogan's athleticism and strong arm well. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com