FanSided Network Editor-in-Chief Josh Sanchez published his first 2014 NFL Mock Draft. Check it out (Go). Heading into Week 14, the Tennessee Titans are slotted to pick No. 12 in the first round. Who does Sanchez think they’ll take with that pick?
His early guess: Brett Hundley, QB, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Here was his analysis:
The Titans had to be pleased with the impressive start to the season for Jake Locker, but he continued to show how he is injury prone and that has to raise some red flags within the organization. Luckily for the team, there are plenty of impressive quarterbacks available in this year’s draft class and Brett Hundley is among them.
Hundley is a redshirt sophomore, so he could ultimately decide to return to UCLA. However, it doesn’t appear that those are his plans.
There has been some discussion about Hundley meeting with representatives from Roc Nation Sports, so if those rumors are true then it looks like he is preparing to declare for the draft.
There’s concern about how realistic it is to expect this team to select a quarterback. Mike Munchak‘s contract runs through 2014. Does management let him finish out his contract or part ways with him after this season? That will largely depend on how successful this team is in its final four games: at Denver Broncos, vs Arizona Cardinals, at Jacksonville Jaguars, vs Houston Texans.
If Munchak stays? It doesn’t make sense for them to go away from Jake Locker. Munchak is tied to his quarterback. If the Titans drafted a quarterback and fired Munchak after 2014, then a new coach is stuck with a pre-chosen Top 15 quarterback. That’s not an ideal scenario.
If Munchak is fired? Let’s check a scouting report on the third-year sophomore quarterback. WalterFootball.com has Hundley rated as the No. 3 quarterback in a perceived deep draft that includes Teddy Bridgewater and Johnny Manziel. Some analysis from ThePigSkinReport.com:
There is plenty to love about UCLA QB Brett Hundley and on talent alone he finds himself among many Top 5 Quarterback prospects for the 2014 class. He still has plenty of room to grow and mature, as every aspect of his game is still rough and needs to be polished. Another year will only help him grow and mature and could help him establish himself as the second best quarterback in the upcoming draft. I believe that Hundley could be even better if he were to stay two more seasons with UCLA, but if his draft stock rises an early trip to the NFL may be too hard to pass up.
So Titans fans, are you lovin’ ya some Brett Hundley in two-toned blue? Do you see him as a dual-threat quarterback? Answer in the poll below.