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2015 NFL Draft: QB Brett Hundley to have private workout with Arizona Cardinals

It's time for QB rumors to begin.

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

With the NFL Draft just a month away, it is about the time the Arizona Cardinals start to be connected to quarterbacks and for people to speculate whether the Cardinals will draft one, and whether they will draft a QB early in the early rounds.

Arizona, who has not drafted a quarterback before the fourth round since taking Matt Leinart with the 10th overall pick in 2006, is connected to a QB for this first time this draft season, as ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reported the Cardinals will hold a private workout with Brett Hundley, who played for UCLA and grew up in Chandler.

Hundley, at 6-3, 227 pounds, is athletic. He is big enough to be  Bruce Arians QB. He is mobile, but he is not necessarily a running quarterback. Last season at UCLA, he threw for over 3100 yards and rushed for over 600. He threw for 22 TDs and ran for another 10.

Hundley's knock has been his accuracy. He helped that some with a solid Pro Day.

Hundley was on Colin Cowherd's radio show on Tuesday and compared himself to Donovan McNabb -- a guy who was a passer, but who could take off and run when there was nothing there.

McNabb had a very successful career in Philadelphia and was perennially connected to the Cardinals after he left Philly, as he lives in Arizona and is friends with Larry Fitzgerald.

Hundley is projected to get drafted as early as the first round. Could the Cardinals pull the trigger in the first round, even with Carson Palmer all but set in stone for this year and perhaps 2016? If so, and even if taken in Round 2, what do you think of him as a pro prospect?