2015 NFL Draft Profile: Brett Hundley, QB UCLA


 Quite a bit of attention is given to the top two quarterbacks in this draft class, but the often overlooked Brett Hundley has quite a bit of potential to succeed at the NFL level as well.  A lot of that promise has to do with his freakish physical ability.

To say that Brett Hundley is quick would be an understatement.  Everything about him is fast.  His feet, his eyes, his decision making and his offense all seem to fly at a blistering rate.  Because of this we rarely got to see him under center at UCLA and he didn’t have to go through his progressions much.  And those are two major things that he’ll have to get used to if he wants to succeed at the professional level.

In my opinion, he has the mobility of someone like Colin Kaepernick, but can combine that with a more accurate, but slightly less powerful arm.  His excellent combine should raise his stock a bit, but I don’t know if it will lift him up to the end of the first round.  Still, a team that is looking for a starting quarterback in a year or two shouldn’t hesitate to grab Brett Hundley with their second round selection.

Nov 8, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; UCLA Bruins quarterback Brett Hundley (17) looks to pass against the Washington Huskies during the first quarter at Husky Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Combine Measurables:

  • Height: 6’3″
  • Weight: 226 pounds
  • Arm Length: 32 1/8″
  • Hand Size: 10.5″
  • 40 Yard Dash: 4.63 seconds
  • Bench Press: N/A
  • Vertical Jump: 36.0″
  • Broad Jump: 120.0″
  • 3 Cone Drill: 6.93 seconds
  • 20 Yard Shuttle: 3.98 seconds

Draft Projection

Brett Hundley is the #42 overall prospect in the 2015 NFL Draft and is their #3 rated quarterback.  He is projected to be a second round draft pick.

NFL Player Comparison

  • NFL.com: Jason Campbell, Washington Redskins
  • CBSSports.com: Randall Cunningham, Philadelphia Eagles

Fit For The Vikings

Minnesota should be set at the quarterback position for now with Teddy Bridgewater, a veteran backup and a third QB that has some potential.  Hundley wouldn’t fill a need for the Vikings.

My Take

I do think that the team who drafts Brett Hundley will be getting a player that could pay huge dividends a couple years down the road.  He’s shown that he has the talents to succeed at the pro level, but just needs to refine and develop some of the skills needed in the NFL.  I can’t recommend that the Vikings draft him based on the fact that he doesn’t fill a team need and he will likely be a first or second round selection.

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