UCLA QB Brett Hundley stayed in school for another season rather than declare himself for this year’s NFL draft, and former UCLA great Troy Aikman applauds that decision.
Aikman believes that, though Hundley is certainly talented enough to play in the NFL, there are still some things he needs to work on before he is ready for the pros (via LA Times):
“To me, if you say, ‘What does he have an opportunity this year to work on, or things that will help him as he moves on to the next level?’ You’ve heard me and others say it a million times: He’s a tremendous, athletically gifted quarterback, but just to continue to make the plays within the pocket, throwing the football and reading defenses,” Aikman said.
Surely there is a selfish aspect to UCLA alum Aikman being glad that school’s stud quarterback has decided to remain for another year, giving UCLA a chance to compete for a PAC-12 title this year?
“It’s been a while since we’ve had a player of his caliber or had the attention on the program,” Aikman said. “I guess it goes back to probably when Cade McNown was there, the last time UCLA had that kind of attention and these kinds of expectations.
The old UCLA crowd is really looking forward to the coming season with Hundley at the helm. Good thing for them he didn’t chase the money.