Brett Hundley is one of the more exciting quarterback prospects heading into the 2015 NFL Draft, but he’s also one of the tougher ones to evaluate. Hundley undoubtedly has the physical tools to be an elite quarterback at the next level, but major issues with reading defenses and pocket presence are bound to scare some scouts away. With some footwork improvement, this kid could be the real deal. Let’s break down his strengths and weaknesses and see if we can’t come away with a clear vision on Hundley’s NFL future:

Height: 6’3″

Weight: 226 lbs

School: UCLA

40 Time: 4.63

Draft Range: 1st

NFL Comparison: Ryan Tannehill

Strengths

  • Has solid size, can easily look over the line and see the field
  • Can make all of the throws
  • Stands tall in the pocket
  • Has the ability to look off defenders
  • Solid mobility and ability to buy time
  • Exceptional toughness
  • Good, quick release with solid mechanics
  • Smart player with great intangibles
  • Throws the ball away when acceptable

Weaknesses

  • Footwork is inconsistent, leading to inaccurate throws
  • Tends to get balls batted down
  • Needs to secure the ball better with pressure
  • Not a lot of opportunities directly under center
  • Needs to learn when to take a sack
  • Pocket presence can be shaky
  • Hasn’t been tested down the field at all
  • Progressions are inconsistent
  • Needs to work on sliding in the pocket and away from pressure

Summary

Hundley is a fine talent. He has the size, arm and athleticism to develop into a special player. Say what you will, but he’s arguably better than Jameis Winston and he will prove that during his career. Get him a quarterback coach that can throw some knowledge in him and put his athletic and throwing ability to good use.

About The Author Keet Bailey

Keet is the Breaking Football NFL Draft project leader. A huge draft enthusiast, Keet has covered the NFL draft for over 15 years. An avid Cleveland Browns fan, Keet resides in Ohio.