By Michael McCarthy
With the NFL draft 13 days away on April 30, all the quarterback talk has centered on Jameis Winston’s personal life and Marcus Mariota’s suitors, including his former Oregon coach Chip Kelly, now the Eagles’ Supreme Leader.
But another QB is confident he compete on their level.
Brett Hundley will be, at best, the third quarterback taken in the NFL draft, and he’ll likely have to wait until the second or even third day of the draft to hear his name called. But Hundley doesn’t think that should be the case.
Hundley said on “Gruden’s QB Camp” that he believes he’s in the same class as Winston and Mariota.
“I think I’ve done enough to put my name in that conversation,” Hundley said. “I think that’s something that’s always going to be a chip on my shoulder. They may not say I’m in the conversation with Mariota and Jameis — and I respect them to death, they’re great friends of mine — but at the same time, I know I can put my talents against theirs. I feel confident in being able to do that.”
In three years at UCLA, Hundley threw 75 touchdown passes and 25 interceptions, and he also ran for 30 touchdowns. He was a very good college quarterback.
But few people will agree with Hundley that he deserves to be mentioned alongside Winston and Mariota. Instead, Hundley is mentioned alongisde Bryce Petty andGarrett Grayson, as a member of the draft’s second tier of quarterbacks.