Towards the end of his final season at UCLA, quarterback Brett Hundley often took questions about 1) his college legacy, and 2) what he thought about his NFL draft stock. For the most part, the three-year starter played it cool — stressing that his body of work would stand out over anything else.
Heading into this week’s NFL Combine, draft guru Mike Mayock sort of echoed those thoughts.
“I don’t think he can change what the negatives are about him by throwing 20 passes in shorts,” said the longtime NFL Network analyst. “Having said that, I think he should (participate in full). There’s people that think he ducked the Senior Bowl, even though there was some medical that says it was okay for him not to be there obviously.
“My perspective is he should show up and rip it. He just ought to let it go. The things that are hurting him in the evaluation process are anticipation, pocket awareness, things like that that you can’t really show at the combine.”
Focused & Ready… Off to Indy ✈️ #MyPathToTheDraft
— Brett A. Hundley Jr (@BrettHundley17) February 17, 2015
#UCLA QB Brett Hundley will throw at the Combine and do all the drills, I’m told. Refreshing. Expect more of that this year.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 17, 2015
On-field workouts for quarterbacks are scheduled for Saturday, along with those of running backs and wide receivers. Hundley remains in the second-tier of what is widely regarded as a thin quarterback class, behind potential top picks Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota. Continue reading