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The MMQB's Jenny Vrentas spoke with one coach who questioned his peers for not finding 32 QBs talented enough to start in the NFL.

"There are 300 million people in the U.S., but we can’t find 32 NFL quarterbacks? As coaches, we’re messing it up," the coach said. The lack of quarterback talent is a big argument against adding more NFL franchises, at least from an entertainment perspective. The question is if teams would start incorporating offenses that rely less on traditional quarterback types. The position seems near its low in terms of talent.
Source: The MMQB
Feb 26 - 1:53 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang believes UCLA QB Brett Hundley "is a project in most schemes but perhaps not so much" for Philadelphia Eagles' HC Chip Kelly.

"Hundley is a project in most schemes but perhaps not so much for Kelly. The 6-3, 226-pounder has terrific speed, a big arm and a career 3-to-1 TD-INT (75-25). The drop-off in talent after the top three quarterbacks is significant enough to push Hundley into the first round, even though many clubs view him as a second-round value." The UCLA prospect's athleticism and familiarity with the system could help his case, as both Nick Foles and Mark Sanchez were fairly successful, despite the athletic skill-set. If Marcus Mariota is off the table for the Eagles, than Hundley could be a potential back-up plan for Philadelphia, but at No.20 it's a huge gamble.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 24 - 2:57 PM

NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock said "I don't understand why [UCLA DT Ellis McCarthy] came out."

The 6-foot-4 1/2, 338-pound McCarthy was a national top-25 recruit who started just eight games in college, none in 2014. He recorded only 62 career tackles. McCarthy tested well, running the forty in 5.21 seconds with a 10-yard split of 1.82 seconds. He also had an eye opening vertical jump of 32 inches.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 24 - 12:15 AM

NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock calls UCLA EDGE Owamagbe Odighizuwa "a freaky athlete."

"I've got a second-round grade on him," said Mayock, adding, "I think he's a base 4-3 end." Mayock praised Odighizuwa's "extremely strong hands." The 6-foot-3 1/2, 267-pound Odighizuwa, a national top-20 player coming out of high school, recorded a 1.62 10-yard split on his 4.62 forty. He added a 39-inch vertical, 10'7" broad jump, 7.36 second 3-cone and 4.19 20-yard short shuttle.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 23 - 2:22 PM

UCLA QB Brett Hundley was "very impressive during the interview process with teams," wrote TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"Articulate, intelligent and comes across as a leader," Pauline wrote. Hundley is an extremely easy prospect to dream on. He's a respected leader, has a history with pressure having been UCLA's quarterback, is ridiculously athletic, and has a nice arm. We won't come around on him, however, because we haven't seen those traits coalesce on the field. When bullets are firing around him, Hundley uses his athleticism to become a running back, dropping his eyes and removing his arm from the equation. It won't matter how well spoken he is if Hundley can't effectively learn how to deal with pressure.
Feb 22 - 9:34 PM

UCLA EDGE Owamagbe Odighizuwa recorded a 1.62 10 yard split during his 4.62 forty.

That is at 6'3.5" and 267 lbs with 33 3/4" arms and 11" hands. Owa added a 39" vertical, 10'7" broad jump, 7.36 3-cone and 4.19 20 yard short shuttle. He had an awesome day. Owa is one of the best at converting speed to power with hand use in this class.
Feb 22 - 4:15 PM

UCLA edge rusher Owamagbe Odighizuwa said he's passed all of his medical evaluations.

"Everything has checked out, I'm good to go," Odighizuwa answered when asked about the medical exam. "Obviously, they saw the surgery in my hips. I had a MRI earlier this week to make sure they saw what they needed to see. The range of motion is good and they were real impressed with everything." The player nicknamed "Diggy" believes he could play either defensive end or linebacker at the next level. "I think of myself as a versatile athlete," Odighizuwa said. "I was able to do a lot of things at UCLA. What I do Sunday [at the combine] I believe will display what I can do athletically." He told the media 3-4 teams see him as a LB while 4-3 teams see him as a DE.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 21 - 11:47 PM

The Browns would have considered taking UCLA QB Brett Hundley in the top ten of last year's draft, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter.

We're endlessly tickled by this report. Not only did Ray Farmer whiff on Johnny Manziel, but he apparently preferred to swing harder and miss more profoundly on Hundley. Of course, on the bright side, Farmer can now wait until Round 2 to torch a pick on Hundley. Don't put it past him to get antsy at No. 19, though. In all seriousness, Hundley tested extremely well athletically on Saturday, as expected. We still wouldn't invest the Day 2 pick it's going to require to acquire the UCLA thrower.
Feb 21 - 10:02 PM

UCLA LB Eric Kendricks said his strengths are "flexibility, speed and the collision at the point of attack."

Kendricks, currently in Indy, is hoping to be as impressive during Sunday's workouts as his brother, Mychal (drafted 46th overall by the Eagles in 2012), was three years ago. "I've already created my own legacy. I'm Eric Kendricks," said... Eric Kendricks. "I'll always be my brother's little brother. I'm going to keep getting questions [about Mychal] and I don't mind them at all. I think he's a great football player. I love to talk about him." The 6-foot, 230-pound Butkus Award winner recorded 139 tackles this past season.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 21 - 8:51 PM

UCLA QB Brett Hundley ran a 3.98 20 yard short shuttle, which is the best for QBs since 2006.

Not only is this the best of QBs (Matt Scott had a 3.99), this time is the second best among RBs, behind only Chris Rainey. To perhaps put it into perspective, Jordan Lynch has the best 3-cone since 2006 among QBs, and second best among RBs in that same span. Hundley also ran a 4.63 unofficial forty with a 1.63 10 yard split.
Source: Adam Caplan
Feb 21 - 1:54 PM

NFL Media analyst Charles Davis believes UCLA QB Brett Hundley "can cement his [No. 3 QB] status by showing off his arm and athleticism at the combine."

Hundley's throwing drills specifically will be scrutinized by evaluators. "Hundley passed on a chance to compete in the Senior Bowl -- and I'm not knocking him for that decision -- so this will be his first chance to make an impression on teams this draft season and show that it should be him, not Bryce Petty, Garrett Grayson or anyone else, that should be the third QB off the board," Davis wrote. "Hundley certainly looks the part, and teams will want to see just how live his arm can be." The 6-foot-3, 227-pound Hundley took 125 sacks over the last three seasons. We'd put more stock in combine throwing drills if bullets were flying during them.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 19 - 7:56 PM

UCLA QB Brett Hundley's Combine measurements were 6'3" and 226 lbs.

Hundley has 10 1/2" hands and 32 1/8" arms. Expect the mobile quarterback to run well at the Combine. He has already said he will throw, but it should not impact anything.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 19 - 1:48 PM

UCLA edge rusher Owamagbe Odighizuwa "should perform extremely well in Indy to improve his draft stock," ESPN's Todd McShay believes.

"He plays hard, has a great work ethic and should interview very well, and he is very good against the run, but he could really improve his stock by exceeding expectations in terms of his speed and change-of-direction testing," McShay wrote. "He also has a lot riding on his medical exam, as he's had multiple surgeries in his career and missed the entire 2013 season." The 6-foot-3, 270-pounder is scheme versatile, and would fit comfortably in either a 4-3 or a 3-4. Rotoworld's Josh Norris wrote that Odighizuwa "has an awesome first snap but limited bend." Odighizuwa "has the traits to be a NFL starter if he stays healthy and builds off the momentum he showed as a senior," CBS Sports' Dane Brugler recently wrote.
Feb 18 - 1:02 PM

Even though UCLA QB Brett Hundley will work out at the combine, NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks notes that it won't answer the questions about his "pocket awareness and poise."

"Hundley can't answer the biggest questions surrounding his game (pocket awareness/poise) in shorts/t-shirts," Brooks tweeted. The UCLA prospect has not been able to show that he can consistently win from the pocket and has struggled with reading defenses and getting through his progressions. The 6-foot-3, 227-pound Hundley, has taken 125 sacks in the last three seasons and will have to make huge strides with his pocket presence, if he's going to be a starting QB at the next level.
Feb 17 - 2:09 PM

After skipping the Senior Bowl, UCLA QB Brett Hundley will throw and go through all Combine drills, according to Ian Rapoport.

Hundley said he was still recovering from the season, which led to the passing on the Combine. Throwing at the Combine should be a no win, no lose situation, since quarterbacks are passing to receivers they have never worked with. However, as we saw last year, context and perspective can be lost during the process. Expect Hundley to test like a very good athlete.
Feb 17 - 12:40 PM


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