QB coach: Brett Hundley would be ‘top pick’ in this year’s draft

The NFL Draft is just days away and while many experts have negative things to say about this year’s crop of quarterbacks, one will probably end up being selected in the first 10 picks.

Whomever that player is (Geno Smith?) better thank his lucky stars, because one famed quarterback coach says if UCLA’s Brett Hundley were eligible, he’d be the cream of this year’s class.

“I think he’d be the top pick in [this year’s] draft,” famed QB guru Steve Clarkson told FOXSports.com in an exclusive interview Friday.

Hundley had one of the more memorable seasons in school history, leading the Bruins to a 9-5 record, a win over USC and a berth in the Holiday Bowl. Although the quarterback is only a redshirt sophomore, at the end of the season he will have been out of high school for three years, making him eligible for the 2014 NFL Draft.

“I love Brett Hundley because he is a big, physical specimen that is an accomplished passer even at a young age and was very dominant in high school. What he did at UCLA was outstanding,” Clarkson said.

“He has every element you want in a quarterback in terms of size, strength, ability to throw on the move, ability to stay in the pocket. Traditional progression reads. He’s got the total package.”

Hundley set UCLA single-season records in 2012, throwing for 3,745 yards, breaking Cade McNown’s mark of 3,470 in 1998.

Clarkson has worked with the likes of Ben Roethlisberger, Matt Barkley, Josh Freeman and Matt Leinart.