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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

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 notes that UCLA senior LB Eric Kendricks is "naturally instinctive and steady in space."

"Strong tape for LB Eric Kendricks vs UVA. Made a ton of plays. Naturally instinctive and steady in space," Weidl tweeted. Kendricks had a solid game against Virginia with 17 tackles and one of UCLA's three defensive touchdowns on the day, a 37-yard pick-six. Last season the UCLA LB missed two games due to injuries and still managed to lead the team with 106 tackles.
Sep 11 - 2:01 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

NFL.com reports that "buzz is also building" for UCLA senior LB Eric Kendricks and senior DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa in NFL circles.

Sophomore superstar LB Myles Jack gets most of the attention, but he plays with more than one future pro on defense. "[UCLA coach Jim] Mora has assembled a talented collection of young, athletic defenders with the speed, quickness and energy to wreak havoc all over the field," the site wrote. "Three UCLA defenders were drafted in May, including OLB Anthony Barr, who was taken by the Minnesota Vikings with the ninth overall pick. Westwood is suddenly becoming a destination for NFL teams searching for blue-chip defenders."
Source: NFL.com
Sep 10 - 8:59 PM

UCLA redshirt senior DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa "looks at full health" this year, notes ESPN's Kevin Weidl.

"Explosive and powerful," Weidl noted. Odighizuwa missed the 2013 season due to a pair of surgeries on his left hip. His return has been lauded by more than one draft expert as a triumphant success. Odighizuwa, noted for his long arms, directly used those gangly limbs to contribute to the Bruins' first score of the season when the 6-foot-3, 270-pounder deflected Virginia QB Greyson Lambert's second quarter pass. The ball floated into CB Ishmael Adams' hands, and Adams scampered into the end zone.
Sep 10 - 8:08 PM

ESPN's Todd McShay's is impressed with UCLA redshirt senior LB Eric Kendricks, but notes that the prospect "won't wow scouts at the NFL combine."

McShay was smitten with Kendricks' performance against Virginia, as we all were. "Kendricks isn't a height-weight-speed guy and won't wow scouts at the NFL combine, but he has really good instincts and is always around the ball," McShay wrote. "He was a real difference-maker in the Bruins' close victory against Virginia [in Week 1]. He had 17 tackles plus one of UCLA's three defensive touchdowns on the day, a 37-yard pick-six. The Bruins' defense saved the day, as the offense struggled to just 358 total yards, including 3.0 yards per carry in the running game." Even though Kendricks missed two games due to injuries in 2013, he still managed to lead the team with 106 tackles.
Sep 10 - 7:39 PM

UCLA sophomore DT Kenny Clark poses a "problem on the interior," according to ESPN's Kevin Weidl.

Clark made four starts and appeared in all 13 games last season as freshman. The former four-star recruit was ranked as the No. 20 DT by Scout.com when he stepped foot onto campus. Clark, a 6-foot-3, 308-pound ball of projectability, "ate up Virginia," according to Weidl. "Quick and heavy hands," the analyst wrote. "Naturally powerful."
Sep 10 - 6:53 PM

NFL scouts are "raving" about the job UCLA HC Jim Mora has done to "change the culture in Westwood," according to NFL.com.

Though the site notes that "UCLA has been a mild disappointment this season," the NFL has still taken notice of what one of its former head coaches has managed to do at the historic school. "Mora has done a fantastic job raising expectations on both sides of the ball, particularly with the defense," NFL.com noted. "An NFC scout said the Bruins' defenders have a collective nastiness that jumps off the screen."
Source: NFL.com
Sep 10 - 5:45 PM


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