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Draft Prospect Profile: UCLA QB Brett Hundley


The biggest question on Hundley is whether he has the patience to linger in the pocket long enough to go through his progressions. Although his pocket presence improved during his three years as UCLA's starting quarterback, Hundley would often take off and run if his first read wasn't there. That worked well in the Pac-12 Conference, but won't be as successful in the NFL -- although his ability to accelerate quickly does make him a ground threat to which defenses will need to adjust.

"If the time (comes) where I need (to be) in the pocket and make all the throws, then I will do that," Hundley said. "In our offense (at UCLA), sometimes the situation dictated if I didn't see something, I'm taking off running.

"But if that is the offense and what I need to do … you can watch tape, there's times I sat in the pocket and made throws and I feel I did that consistently in college … but there are times our offense needs -- if something's not there -- just (for me to) take off running."

One aspect of Hundley's game that is obvious from his willingness to escape the pocket is his feel for the pass rush; he anticipates and adapts well.

Hundley's precision has received some scrutiny in recent months, but his completion percentage improved from 66.6 in 2012 to 67.2 in 2013 and 69.1 last year, and his interception rate improved each year. His rate was one every 43.5 passes in 2012, and by 2014 was one every 78.4.

Concerns about Hundley's accuracy are "a little misconstrued," he insisted at the Combine. He year-to-year progress and his natural, easy throwing style should keep him well above the 60 percent demarcation line.


A good all-around workout at the Scouting Combine on Feb. 21 provided a slight boost for Hundley, who finished among the leaders at his position in the 40-yard dash, short shuttle, three-conde drill and the vertical jump.

But perhaps the most significant measurement of Hundley at the Combine was his hand size: 10 1/2 inches. No quarterback in this year's draft class has bigger hands, which usually makes a passer less susceptible to fumbles.


Weight:226 pounds
Arm:32 1/8 inches (T-5th among 15 Combine QBs)
Hand:10 1/2 inches (T-1st among 15 Combine QBs)
40-yard dash:4.63 seconds (T-4th among 13 Combine QBs)
Vertical jump:36 inches (T-2nd among 13 Combine QBs)
Broad jump:10 feet (5th among 13 Combine QBs)
Three-cone drill:6.93 seconds (3rd among 12 Combine QBs)
Short shuttle:3.98 seconds (1st among 12 Combine QBs)

PROJECTION:Late Round 1 to Round 2.

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