2014 NFL Draft: Houston Texans early look at Top 5 QBs

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Nov 30, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins quarterback Brett Hundley (17) eludes Southern California Trojans defensive end Leonard Williams (94) to score on a 4-yard touchdown run in the third quarter at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA
Projected Round: First-Second Round
Class: Sophomore (redshirt)
Height: 6-3
Weight: 222

Hundley is the 41st overall ranked prospect and the fourth-ranked QB on the prospect list, according to CBS as he’s been projected to go eighth to the Pittsburgh Steelers and third to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

He runs a 4.68 40-yard dash and could go as high as the first round or fall into the second round, which could give the Texans an option if they choose another position with their first-round choice.

In the analysis on Hundley, it says:

“Looks the part with a tall, well-built frame and has the arm to unleash passes all over the field. Easy throwing motion with a strong, accurate arm … His vision and poise while buying time in the pocket (is impressive). Hundley feels pressure well and is willing to step up and reset while keeping his passing options open.”

With an offensive line like the Texans’, which currently has poor pass protection skill, a QB like Hundley might be the answer. One of his weaknesses is “he needs to improve his pocket awareness to feel the rush and quicken his reads to find a target.”

This would be a very interesting draft choice, as it would mean the Texans would probably pass on a QB in the first round and take Hundley early in the second round if he were still undrafted.

His stats for the Bruins this season are 2,845 yards in 12 games for 22 touchdowns and nine interceptions. His freshman season saw him pass for 3,740 yards for 29 TDs and one interception in 14 games.

He was sacked 33 times this season (52 times his freshman year).