Should the Broncos Draft a Quarterback this Offseason?

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Nov 8, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; UCLA Bruins quarterback Brett Hundley (17) passes against the Washington Huskies during the third quarter at Husky Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Brett Hundley, UCLA

2014 stats: 3,155 yards, 22 TDs, 5 INTs

Hundley is a guy that’s been talked about before on Predominantly Orange. While I don’t think he should go in the first round, E.J. Manuel was a first rounder in a weak class in 2013. I wouldn’t rule anything out.

Hundley is an interesting prospect and given time I think he could be a good pro quarterback, especially in this system.

He’s big and athletic with a strong arm. The latter is evident whenever he throws it outside the numbers; he’s arguable the best in the class at doing this. His arm should translate to being a good passer in the middle of the field, but his ball placement and lack of anticipation compromises it.

Hundley needs to be more consistent with what I consider to be his better attributes including his deep throws (which can look very pretty).

Something else that I question is his pocket awareness. He has shown the willingness to step up in the pocket, but it was rare. What’s weird to me is, while he seemed panicky at times, he would also hold onto the football too long instead of getting rid of it. As mentioned before, this isn’t something to take lightly. If you can’t handle pressure as a quarterback in the NFL, you won’t last long. Hundley needs to prove he can stand the pressure as well as make quicker and better decisions as to what to do with the football.

PROJECTION: 3rd round