Chip Kelly came out yesterday to confirm that the Eagles were not willing to mortgage their future by moving up to select Marcus Mariota. Chip Kelly also said that the Eagles had already been offered a 1st round draft selection for newly acquired and oft injured QB Sam Bradford, so who knows what to believe.
The Jets may have the opportunity to draft Marcus Mariota at #6 overall, and if they have that chance, many analysts believe they should take it. However if the Jets decide to go in another direction, or if Mariota is not available, it would make sense to draft a QB in the 2nd round.
According to Tony Pauline, the Jets are showing a significant amount of interest in Brett Hundley
New York Jets will be meeting one-on-one with Brett Hundley/QB/UCLA later today.— Tony Pauline (@TonyPauline) March 10, 2015
I'm told New York Jets did a lot of classroom/white board work with Brett Hundley/QB after UCLA workout yesterday and came away impressed— Tony Pauline (@TonyPauline) March 11, 2015
Brett Hundley is a very talented Quarterback. He recently compared himself to Russell Wilson, and while I wouldn't go that far, he does have some similar characteristics.
It doesn't surprise me to hear that the Jets were doing a lot of classroom and white board work with Hundley, one of the most glaring weaknesses in his game relates to his internal clock and throwing with anticipation after reading the defense. Obviously it's a lot different drawing it out on a white board than facing an NFL pass rush, but teams will want to see how Hundley processes information.
However he does have good size, a nice release and he has the mobility to buy himself some time, he's also as tough as nails. He got hit on a regular basis at UCLA and was sacked a lot (internal clock problems) but he bounced back up every time. He's an interesting prospect who has a ton of potential if he can sit and learn for a year or so.
He thinks he should be a 1st round draft pick and he may well go in the late first, but early second is about right.