2 scouts on Hundley: 1 thumbs up, 1 down
Last week we talked to two NFL scouts who have an extensive background evaluating quarterbacks, and here's what they said about Brett Hundley, the UCLA quarterback the Green Bay Packers traded up to take early in the fifth round, at No. 147 overall:
Scout No. 1 ranked Hundley as the third best quarterback in this draft behind Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota: "Very poised in the pocket. I like that he's a dual threat guy, extremely athletic. Here's a guy that didn't have a lot of wide receivers to throw to, he would tuck and go too quick sometimes. At the next level with the right receivers to throw to I think he has a chance. He throws a good ball, sticks it on the receivers, he can throw to an area and work the receiver open. There's something about this kid I like. Is he going to be smart enough, is he going to be the guy that can come in and play right now? Probably not. He's going to need some time."
Scout No. 2 ranked Hundley as sixth quarterback, behind, in order, Winston, Mariota, Baylor's Bryce Petty, Colorado State's Garrett Grayson and Oregon State's Sean Mannion: "I'm not jacked about (Hundley). I think he's kind of one of those height-weight-speed guys that looks good, talks good, everything's rosy, the whole exterior is great. Then when it comes down to having the (guts) to make a real play when it's tight, I don't know. I just didn't feel that part of his game."