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UCLA’s Brett Hundley has a game NFL scouts will love

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If you’re a fan hoping your team will take a quarterback in next year’s NFL draft, keep an eye on Brett Hundley of UCLA.

Hundley had an outstanding game today at Nebraska, moving UCLA down the field all day, both as a runner and a passer, as the Bruins beat the Cornhuskers 41-21. Hundley went 16-of-24 for 294 yards with three touchdowns, and he also added 61 yards rushing. Hundley was already on the radar of people who follow the draft, but this was the kind of performance that will make everyone take notice.

A pair of back-to-back plays in the third quarter really showed what kind of all-around prospect Hundley is. After a nice 12-yard run gave UCLA a first down, on the very next play Hundley threw an absolutely perfect pass directly into the hands of receiver Shaquelle Evans in the end zone for a 28-yard touchdown.

Hundley currently looks like the second-best quarterback prospect in next year’s draft, behind Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater. Hundley redshirted his freshman year in 2011, which means he could declare for the draft as early as the end of this college football season, or he could play two more years at UCLA after this one. (Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel is in the same situation.) It’s tough to see why Hundley would return to school after this year. He looks ready for the NFL.

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13 Responses to “UCLA’s Brett Hundley has a game NFL scouts will love”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Sep 14, 2013 3:34 PM

    Yeah, Hundley seems the much better pro prospect. Bridgewater is just Geno Smith a year later.

  2. themanchine says: Sep 14, 2013 3:38 PM

    Hundley currently looks like the second-best quarterback prospect in next year’s draft, behind Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater.

    Is Boyd not draft eligible?

    Michael David Smith: Boyd is draft eligible. In my opinion Hundley is better.

  3. pugstradamus says: Sep 14, 2013 3:46 PM

    Skeletor will not make it in the NFL. Eat a cheeseburger june bug. Or two

  4. deltaoracle says: Sep 14, 2013 3:50 PM

    Saw only the second half of that game. Can’t imagine how Nebraska built a 21-3 lead, because in the second half they looked “fire the coaches and everyone on the roster” awful. I’ve rarely seen a major college program get completely mauled the way they did in every phase. Hundley is good, but it looked as if you or I could have won that game today.

  5. shadowcell says: Sep 14, 2013 4:28 PM

    It should also be noted that the Bruins were coming from behind after flying halfway across the country for a noon kickoff, and in the wake of one of their players being killed in a car accident.

  6. broncobrewer says: Sep 14, 2013 5:02 PM

    Any QB thinking about coming out early just look at Sanchez. He came out early and flamed out. I know there’s always the chance of getting hurt but the extra year could make you a better QB

  7. hmmm71 says: Sep 14, 2013 5:10 PM

    The Huskers were in over their head. They are not even close to their ranking of 23rd.

  8. teamnorsecore says: Sep 14, 2013 5:17 PM

    Rick Spielman likes this……

  9. vjack says: Sep 14, 2013 5:40 PM

    Hundley’s not even the best QB in the Pac-12 let alone the second best in next years draft. Oregon’s Marcus Mariota is better.

  10. indianaviking says: Sep 14, 2013 5:43 PM

    Seems like the type of QB the Vikings can reach for early in the 1st round.

  11. scaredhitless says: Sep 14, 2013 6:51 PM

    RED FLAG: California QB.

  12. dsertandy says: Sep 14, 2013 7:52 PM

    Warning: CA Quarterback Alert…..Troy Aikman…..Aaron Rogers…..Andrew Luck…..

  13. oldcat157 says: Sep 15, 2013 1:15 AM

    Just look at the picture. NO

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