QB Hundley among big names to watch
We at Scouts Inc. have wrapped our preseason tape study and initial evaluations for the 2014 draft class, and my main focus was on the PAC-12 and Big 12 conferences, with a few independents and non-AQ schools sprinkled in.
The preseason process is one of my favorite times of the year, allowing us to dive into coach-copy tape and get in-depth views of prospects for the first time. A handful of players always stand out and appear poised for breakout seasons, and this year's class is no different.
Below is a look at five prospects who impressed me, including a big-name quarterback, a freakishly athletic tight end and a trio of standout defenders. All appear ready to take the next step and see their draft stock rise during the 2013 season. As always, draft-eligible non-seniors are noted with an asterisk.
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