Here are details, courtesy of PFT’s Mike Florio:
According to Tony Pauline (via Rotoworld), Hundley wants to enter the draft. Persons close to Hundley are advising him to stay in school. Obviously, UCLA is doing all that it can to keep him.
Hundley has the tools and ability to be a late first or second round draft pick, so if he decided to leave his stock is high enough to make his decision reasonable. He’s got NFL size at 6’3″, 222-lbs, has a strong arm and is as mobile and elusive in the open field as any QB prospect in the upcoming draft.
Or he could return to UCLA and risk injury or having his game picked apart by scouts, which could potentially lower his draft stock, like what happened to Matt Barkley last season. Barkley decided to return to USC for his senior year and went from a sure-fire first round pick to the fourth round as a third stringer for the Philadelphia Eagles.
If I were Hundley, I’d go pro. His stock may never be higher than it is now after the 6-3, 222-lb QB passed for 2,845 yards and 22 touchdowns while adding 587 yards and nine TDs on the ground. He doesn’t have anything left to prove at the college level athletically.
If he stays Hundley would be an immediate Heisman candidate next year, but there’s too much at risk for him to remain at UCLA another season.
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