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Brett Hundley | Quarterback

Team: UCLA Bruins
Age / DOB:  (21) / 6/15/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 227

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UCLA redshirt junior QB Brett Hundley arrived at practice on Wednesday in full pads and was not wearing a brace on his left arm.
Hundley suffered a "slight" hyper extension during last week's game against Texas and was forced out of the second half. In the following days, reports surfaced that Hundley would play in the school's next game against Arizona State, but that is not until after the bye week. It is a good sign that Hundley is already practicing in full pads. Sep 17 - 1:18 PM

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UCLA redshirt junior QB Brett Hundley "showed tremendous character and leadership skills by staying engaged with his teammates on the sideline" after his Saturday injury against Texas, wrote NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks.

"Hundley was into the game and showed the kind of moxie that scouts covet in franchise quarterbacks," Brooks wrote. Hundley suffered a slight hyper extension of his left elbow on Saturday, and he's expected to be able to play next week against Arizona State (UCLA has a bye this weekend). "Now, I must admit that I'm a little concerned about Hundley's elbow injury," Brooks wrote. "Although it is his non-throwing arm and he could come back to play in a pivotal matchup against Arizona State in less than two weeks, I'm worried that the injury could affect how he performs from the pocket due to discomfort. In addition, I'm curious to see how he well he performs when he isn't fully healthy because franchise quarterbacks are expected to be in the lineup each week while dealing with bumps, bruises, aches and pains. If Hundley can continue to perform at a high level despite battling through an injury, I will feel better about his chances as a big-time prospect."
Source: NFL.com
Sep 16 - 7:26 PM

In CBS Sports' Dane Brugler's latest mock he believes "the Rams need to think of the future of the position" and could draft UCLA redshirt junior QB Brett Hundley with the No. 4 pick in the 2015 Draft.

"Although Bradford is under contract for the 2015 season, the Rams need to think of the future of the position if they have the chance to draft one of the top quarterbacks next spring," Brugler wrote. With the former No. 1 overall pick Sam Bradford out for the season, the St. Louis Rams should have a "chance to draft one of the top quarterbacks next spring," according to Brugler. For Hundley to get into the top-10 in the spring draft -- for the record, we don't think he belongs -- he'll need to improve his consistency and keep his eyes up under pressure.
Source: CBS Sports
Sep 15 - 3:09 PM

UCLA redshirt junior QB Brett Hundley reportedly suffered a "slight" hyper extension of his left elbow on Saturday, and he's expected to be able to play next weekend against Arizona State, reports Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports.

"They say he will be fine by the end of next week," Feldman reported on Fox Sports Live. Hundley landed awkwardly on his left side in the first quarter against the Longhorns and immediately trotted off the field. Backup QB Jerry Neuheisel had a star turn as his sub, throwing for 226 yards and two touchdowns. Hundley, however, is expected to relegate Neuheisel to bench work on Thursday, Sept. 25 (UCLA has a bye next week), pending the results of an MRI on Sunday. Hundley is 53-of-77 for 638 yards, three touchdowns and one interception through three games.
Sep 14 - 3:36 PM

UCLA redshirt junior QB Brett Hundley (elbow) is "very doubtful" to return to Saturday's game against Texas.

The about-face from the Bruins regarding Hundley's injury is a little concerning. Hundley landed awkwardly when he went airborne on a scramble in the first quarter and immediately trotted off the field. He took practice snaps on the sideline as UCLA told the media he was "probable" to return. Hundley, however, dropped a few of those snaps and had to return to the locker room. During the second half, he's been a defacto coach on the sideline. "Very doubtful," effectively means "done for the night." Hopefully the injury to his non-throwing elbow isn't serious.
Sep 13 - 10:55 PM

UCLA redshirt junior QB Brett Hundley exited Saturday's game against Texas in the first quarter with a left (non-throwing) elbow injury.

The official Twitter account of the UCLA football team announced that Hundley was probable to return to the game, but that was when he was still standing on the sidelines. Hundley took a hit in the first and landed awkwardly on his left shoulder/arm. He asked out of the game. Hundley was seen taking snaps on the sidelines. With his return appearing imminent, Hundley fumbled a few of those practice snaps and was escorted by team trainers into UCLA's locker room. Jerry Neuheisel is in at quarterback for UCLA. Stay tuned for updates.
Sep 13 - 9:04 PM

Texas Longhorns defensive coordinator Vance Bedford compared UCLA redshirt junior QB Brett Hundley to Carolina Panthers Cam Newton.

"He reminds me a lot of Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers," Beford said, according to Horns247. "Big, strong, athletic. I must admit, he has one of the best arms I've seen. I had a chance to go against (Matt) Stafford when he was at Georgia, (Ryan) Mallett at Arkansas — this kid has that type of arm. The entire field is wide open. He can be on one hash and throw the out-cut, and I tell you what, it's like a bazooka coming out of there. He's a special talent." The 6-foot-3, 226 pound Hundley, is slightly shorter and lighter than Newton, who stands at 6-foot-5, and weighs 245 pounds. Both quarterbacks have strong arms and mobility outside of the pocket to make plays with their feet.
Sep 11 - 3:13 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang notes that UCLA redshirt junior QB Brett Hundley "has a frustrating tendency to drop his eyes and run at the first sign of a free rusher."

"He isn't without flaws, however. Hundley, now in his third season as the Bruins' starting quarterback, has a frustrating tendency to drop his eyes and run at the first sign of a free rusher," Rang wrote. The UCLA prospect went 33-for-44 for 396 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Saturday's 42-35 escape against Memphis. Rang adds that Hundley "boasts an intoxicating combination of size, athleticism and arm strength that could earn him a top 10 selection." For Hundley to get into the top-10 in the spring draft -- for the record, we don't think he belongs -- he'll need to improve his consistency and keep his eyes up under pressure.
Source: CBS Sports
Sep 11 - 2:23 PM

ESPN's Kevin Weidl wrote that UCLA redshirt junior QB Brett Hundley's tape against Virginia "was not nearly as bad as anticipated."

Great moments in backhanded compliment history, right? The Bruins' prospect finished 20-of-33 for 242 passing yards in UCLA's 28-20 opening-game win against the Cavs. "Terrible effort from OL/RBs in protection," Weidl wrote. "And a handful of drops." Hundley followed that performance up by going 33-for-44 for 396 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Saturday's 42-35 escape against Memphis. Neither Hundley nor the Bruins have looked as good as advertised in the early going, but both have months to turn around the ship.
Sep 10 - 9:13 PM

UCLA redshirt junior QB Brett Hundley went 33-for-44 for 396 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Saturday's 42-35 escape against Memphis.

He also rushed for 26 yards on 11 carries. Hundley made a crippling mistake early in the fourth quarter when Fritz Etienne picked him off and raced 17 yards for a touchdown which tied the game at 35-35. He redeemed himself with 10-plus minutes remaining with a 33-yard touchdown pass to Thomas Duarte. Hundley and his Bruins' teammates have been pretty shaky thus far against two mediocre opponents (UCLA beat Virginia by eight points in the opener). For Hundley to get into the top-10 in the spring draft -- for the record, we don't think he belongs -- he'll need to improve his consistency and keep his eyes up under pressure.
Sep 8 - 6:10 PM

UCLA redshirt junior QB Brett Hundley "made a leap as a quarterback in the second half" of Saturday's game against Virginia, wrote NFL.com's Charles Davis.

"He struggled with [focusing on pass rushers] in the first half, but while the pressure never abated in the second half, Hundley did a much better job of handling it," Davis wrote. "He stopped focusing on just the rush. His six-yard TD run in the third quarter was a thing of beauty, as was his 3rd-and-9 completion to Jordan Payton for a first down on the game's final possession. He competed all game long even though he didn't have his best stuff and made a leap as a quarterback in the second half." Hundley is one of the draft's most divisive prospects. Those that like him -- Davis and CBS Sports' Rob Rang fit into this category -- tend to think his on-field skittishness will subside as he becomes more experienced. Those that don't -- Rotoworld's Josh Norris and TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline are two -- believe his physical skills are overshadowed by wavering accuracy and a propensity to drop his eyes in the face of pressure.
Source: NFL.com
Sep 3 - 7:36 PM

"I remain unimpressed by" UCLA redshirt junior QB Brett Hundley, wrote TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"His performance against Virginia, who fields a solid defense, was adequate at best," Pauline wrote. The Bruins' prospect finished 20-of-33 for 242 passing yards in UCLA's 28-20 win. "Hundley did not make any glaring mistakes but he holds the ball too long in the pocket, is very slow to pull the trigger and makes wide open receivers work too hard," Pauline wrote. "On a number of crossing routes his passes were high of the mark or behind wide open targets, which led to a loss of opportunity running after the catch. You cannot debate Hundley’s physical skills but the inability to make quick decisions in the pocket or correctly place passes is disconcerting." CBS Sports' Rob Rang compares Hundley to Randall Cunningham.
Sep 3 - 4:58 PM

UCLA redshirt junior QB Brett Hundley "showed improved poise in the pocket from a year ago" in UCLA's 28-20 win over Virginia this weekend, CBS Sports' Rob Rang wrote.

Hundley finished 20-of-33 for 242 passing yards. "When protected, Hundley generally threw the ball well, scanning the field and occasionally stepping up in the pocket before delivering confident passes," Rang wrote. "He failed to look off defenders, at times, which contributed to three of his passes being deflected at the line of scrimmage." NFL scouts "will be sure to note" the problems caused by Hundley's "undisciplined eyes," the analyst added. "Whenever a Cavalier pass rusher broke free, Hundley would drop his eyes and look to run even when he was able to elude the initial defender," Rang wrote. "The successful mobile quarterbacks in the NFL are just as likely to buy time with their legs before passing rather than scrambling each time the pocket collapses." Rang compares him to Randall Cunningham because of his "combination of size, athleticism, grace and arm strength" and ranks the prospect No. 19 overall.
Source: CBS Sports
Sep 1 - 3:00 PM

UCLA redshirt junior QB Brett Hundley completed 20 of 33 attempts for 242 yards in the school's 28-20 win over Virginia.

UCLA's defense scored three touchdowns and the quarterback added a score on the ground. Hundley showed some major issues in this game, all of which were on display last year. Yes, UCLA's offensive line looked terrible, but whether it was up to Hundley or not the Bruins did not change many reads at the line of scrimmage. Hundley dropped his eyes versus the rush in the hopes of finding workable space. There were definitely some positive throws, namely the one to clinch the game. When Hundley does the right thing, he looks almost perfect, but that does not happen often enough.
Aug 30 - 3:30 PM

ESPN's Todd McShay believes UCLA redshirt junior Brett Hundley "made a wise decision to return for the 2014 season."

"He has all the physical tools to develop into a good NFL starter, but he's still a work in progress," McShay wrote. "He shows very good toughness and intangibles. His arm strength is a notch below elite, which means it's more than good enough to make all the NFL throws. He also showed improved mechanics in 2013 and flashes the ability to make accurate throws on all three levels when on time and in rhythm." McShay ranked Hundley as his No. 3 QB -- behind Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston -- which is pretty much the industry consensus at the moment. "The flashes are encouraging, but it's not enough," he continued. "Specifically, Hundley needs to show improved touch and become more reliable when throwing off-platform. While he is a good athlete with size, strength and deceptive top-end speed, he needs to do much better at managing the pocket, including showing better patience and keeping his eyes up when facing pressure."
Aug 24 - 12:23 AM