UCLA Bruins quarterback Brett Hundley could have been one of the top quarterbacks selected in the 2014 NFL Draft if he decided to forgo his final two years of eligibility and declare, but it appears that the redshirt sophomore signal-caller will be returning to school for at least one more season.
On Sunday morning, ESPN’s Adam Schefter passed along the news.
UCLA QB Brett Hundley, viewed as a potential top-10 pick, plans to return to school for senior season, per sources. Announcement this week.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 5, 2014
Schefter obviously made a mistake by saying it was Hundley’s “senior” season, but that is not the point.
Instead, the 2014 quarterback takes a hit but it is also good news for guys like Blake Bortles of UCF and Derek Carr of Fresno State. With Hundley returning to school, there are more chances for them to hear their name called at the top of the draft.
With Hundley and Oregon’s Marcus Mariota both returning to school next season, the 2015 NFL Draft class could be one of the strongest quarterback classes that we have seen in recent years.