Kansas City Chiefs Scouting Report: Brett Hundley


The Kansas City Chiefs are only a couple of days away from drafting in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft and they are more unpredictable now than they ever have been.

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The Chiefs have the ammo to trade up or they could add ammo by trading back if the right offer comes along. They could select a wide receiver, cornerback, or inside linebacker as a majority of people think they will. They could surprise everybody, much like they did last year by selecting Dee Ford, by drafting a position that they are already relatively strong at.

It may surprise some people, but I wouldn’t be surprised at all if Andy Reid and John Dorsey decided to take a tight end, running back, or maybe even a quarterback. After all Dorsey did play a big part in drafting Aaron Rodgers even though the Green Bay Packers already had Brett Favre on their roster.

With Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston likely to go first overall, and Oregon quarterback expected to go second overall that leaves UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley as the next best in line to be drafted. Lets take a look at how he fits in with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Combine Results

  • 40-Yard Dash – 4.63 seconds
  • Vertical Jump – 36 inches
  • Broad Jump – 10’0″
  • Shuttle – 3.98 seconds
  • 3-Cone Drill – 6.93 seconds

Hundley was a three year starter at UCLA and was able to light up the stat sheet every year. He finished with 9,966 yards, 67.6 completion percentage, 75 touchdowns, and 25 assists in his college career. He was also effective on the ground, rushing for 1,747 yards on 479 attempts with 30 touchdowns.

"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. Noel Mazzone’s offense asks him to make aggressive downfield throws and his quarterback shows the courage to attempt these passes even with defenders in close proximity to his targets. Quick set-up and release, and possesses the velocity and touch to make any throw. Even more impressive than Hundley’s elusiveness and acceleration, however, is his vision and poise while buying time in the pocket. Hundley feels pressure well and is willing to step up in the pocket.-Courtesy of Dane Brugler and Rob Rang of CBS Sports More from Chiefs Draft AnalysisWill Chiefs Draft Western Kentucky Hilltopper DeAngelo Malone?The Kansas City Chiefs Address Defense with This Mock DraftWill Chiefs Take Boston College Cornerback?The Kansas City Chiefs 2022 Mock Draft Roundup 1.0Why The Chiefs Should Draft Wide Receiver Christian Watson"

The Kansas City Chiefs currently have five quarterbacks on their roster including Alex Smith, Chase Daniel, Aaron Murray, Terrelle Pryor, and Tyler Bray. The only player on their roster that doesn’t look like a career back up is Alex Smith.

Hundley possesses the skill set that head coach Andy Reid covets and would benefit from learning a year under Alex Smith who has a similar skill set. Dual threat quarterbacks have proven to be effective, you can look at Russel Wilson as an example. Much like Wilson, Hundley doesn’t have elite speed but he does well in space and knows how to pick and choose his battles.

Hundley is currently listed as the third best quarterback, and 63rd best overall prospect in the 2015 NFL Draft according to CBS Sports. If the 63rd projection is close for Hundley the Kansas City Chiefs should be able to select him with their second round pick which is the 49th overall, but Hundley could fly up the draft boards and I would be in favor of selecting him with their 18th pick in the first round.

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