2015 NFL Draft Profile: Brett Hundley


Brett Hundley #17 – UCLA

Vital Stats

Nov 22, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins quarterback Brett Hundley (17) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Southern California Trojans during the second half at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Position: Quarterback

Height: 6’3″

Weight: 226 lbs.

Arm Length: 32 1/8 in.

Hand Size: 10 1/2 in.

Combine Stats

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Grade: 5.35

40-Yard Dash: 4.63 sec.

Vertical Jump: 36.0 in.

Broad Jump: 120.0 in.

3-Cone Drill: 6.93 sec.

20-Yard Shuttle: 3.98 sec.

2014 Season Stats

Passing – Comp: 271, Att: 392, Passing %: 69.1, TDs: 22, INTs: 5, Avg/game: 242.7

Rushing – Att: 159, Net Yards: 644, Avg/rush: 4.1, Avg/game: 49.5, TDs: 10

NFL Draft Projections

NFL.com – Round 2, Selection #37, New York Jets

CBSSports.com – Round 2, Selection #37, New York Jets

DraftTek.com – Round 3, Selection #66, Tennessee Titans

The Upside

Sep 6, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins quarterback Brett Hundley (17) warms up before the game against the Memphis Tigers at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Brett Hundley is leaving UCLA as a legend. In his three years, he not only lead the Bruins to three consecutive 9 wins seasons, but managed the first back-to-back 10-win season for the Bruins since Cade McNown did it in 1998. Hundley broke two notable records for UCLA last year as he is the all-time leader in touchdown passes (75) and total offense (11,713 yards).

Hundley has the ability to throw the long ball as well as use his feet to get himself away from defensive pressures. Known as a dual-threat quarterback, Hundley was one of the top two rushers each of the last two seasons.

The Improvements Needed

There is no doubt that Hundley has a cannon attached to his shoulder, but more often than not, it is built more for power than accuracy. Hundley had a hard time getting passes into small windows for his receivers as he relied more on his receivers with a lot of space. He also focused too much on his first receiver and locked into him, telegraphing a lot of passes.

Though he can run out of any situation, he is going to know the definition of pain once he goes up against NFL defenses if he tries to run like he did at UCLA. Hundley needs to improve his pocket presence and even learn how to take snaps from just under center rather than in the shotgun formation.

Nov 30, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins quarterback Brett Hundley (17) eludes Southern California Trojans defensive end Leonard Williams (94) to score on a 4-yard touchdown run in the third quarter at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Final Analysis

Hundley needs a few years to develop into a starting quarterback. Though many think he does not have the tools to make it in the NFL, Bruin fans know that Hundley finds a way to win. With proper development, Hundley could be a reliable back-up in the next two years.