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In our eighth annual edition, we gave the quarterbacks not named Winston and Mariota their own Chicago-style draft party.
WARDROBE STYLING: COURTNEY MAYS; PROP STYLING: ANTHONY A. ALTOMARE; HAIR: SIMEON DILL; GROOMING: KAREN BRODY; PRODUCTION: ZAFFARANO PRODUCTIONS. SIMS SUIT: BANANA REPUBLIC; SHIRT: LEVIS; SNEAKERS: NIKE; SOCKS: EXPRESS; EYEWEAR: SAMA; POCKET SQUARE: DRAKE'S LONDON; BRACELETS: DAVID YURMAN. HUNDLEY OVERCOAT: BURBERRY; JACKET: LEVIS; HENLEY: RRL; DENIM: RALPH LAUREN; BOOTS: GRENSON. GRAYSON SWEATER: RALPH LAUREN; JOGGER: EXPRESS; BANDANA: RRL; BOOTS: RAG & BONE.
SIMS SWEATSHIRT: ATM; SWEATPANTS: PAUL SMITH; SNEAKERS: GAP; SOCKS: TOPMAN; BRACELET: HIS OWN. GRAYSON SWEATER: ATM; SWEATPANTS: 3.1 PHILLIP LIM; SNEAKERS: NIKE; NECKLACES: DAVID YURMAN. HUNDLEY TEE: GAP; JOGGER: ROGUE; SNEAKERS: DEL TORO; WATCH: SAMSUNG.
JACKET: MARC BY MARC JACOBS; TEE: GAP; JOGGER: ROGUE; WATCH: SAMSUNG.
Mel Kiper's prediction: 3rd round
"People may not be looking at me as hard as they should be," Hundley says. A dual threat at UCLA, he began his Bruins career with a 72-yard run to pay dirt and ended it three seasons later as the program's career leader with 75 TD passes. Hundley's résumé isn't the issue: 106 total touchdowns, the first UCLA quarterback with three seasons of nine-plus wins, 3-0 vs. USC! And at 6-foot-3, 226 pounds, he's built to handle pro punishment. Problem is, his 125 career sacks indicates he hangs on to the ball too long. "Our offense is based off zone reads," he explains. "So if I run the ball and get tackled in the backfield, it goes down as a sack. Watch the film. Nothing adds up to 125. I'm confident in my ability. Accuracy. Arm strength. I feel like I can do all that better than anyone ... period. You don't work this hard to say you're second or third."
GRAYSON SWEATER: INC; HENLEY: ROGUE; TROUSERS: DENIM & SUPPLY; NECKLACES: MIANSAI; SOCKS: TOPMAN; SNEAKERS: JORDAN BRAND; SIMS JACKET: VINTAGE JACK SPADE; HENLEY: SANDRO; SHIRT: RAG & BONE; DENIM: ROGUE; SNEAKERS: TIM LITTLE; SOCKS: HAPPY SOCKS; BRACELET: DAVID YURMAN; HUNDLEY SHIRT & JOGGERS: SURFSIDE SUPPLY; SHOES: GREGORY'S; HAT: GOORIN BROS.; SOCKS: EXPRESS
Mel Kiper's prediction: 2nd round
Scouts have always valued Grayson's reps in Colorado State's pro-style attack and his ability to stretch the field. The Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year threw for first downs on 40 percent of his attempts and gained 9.5 yards per pass attempt in 2014. But some of those same scouts voice concern about his minus-46 rushing yards. And they discount Grayson's gaudy passing numbers and his 19 wins as a starter because they came against second-tier competition. "A lot of the doubt heaped on me comes because I didn't play against the 'big boys,' " says Grayson. "But I think I'm right there with them, I really do." And after dispelling any concerns about his athleticism at his pro day with a 4.72 40, 34-inch vertical and 10-foot-1 broad jump, Grayson will find a lot of the "big boys" looking up to him after April 30.
SUIT: HARDY AIMES; SHIRT: VAN HEUSEN; POCKET SQUARE: POCKET SQUARE CLOTHING; SNEAKERS: CONVERSE; EYEWEAR: SAMA; WATCH: MOVADO; LAPEL PIN: VINTAGE.
Mel Kiper's prediction: 7th round
"I'm team first and Blake Sims last." That attitude had Nick Saban gushing after Alabama won the SEC title, saying, "I've never had a guy work so hard." After carrying a clipboard for four seasons, the fifth-year senior threw for 28 TDs, completed 64.5 percent of his passes, ran for 350 yards and set a school record with 3,487 passing yards. But does one season provide enough of a sample? Despite Sims' speed (4.57 in the 40) and an ability to extend plays with his feet, teams question his ability to work through reads -- three picks in the Sugar Bowl! -- and his height. In response, Sims references another 5-foot-11 signal-caller. "Russell Wilson was in the same situation," Sims says. "He wasn't as highly regarded as other QBs in his class -- he just wanted an opportunity." If Sims has proved anything, it's that he'll make the most of his.
GRAYSON SUIT: SANDRO; SWEATER: AMERICAN APPAREL; SOCKS: EXPRESS; SHOES: GRENSON; POCKET SQUARE: TURNBULL & ASSER. HUNDLEY JACKET: BAR III; HENLEY: DOLCE AND GABBANA; PANTS: VINCE; POCKET SQUARE: J.CREW; SOCKS: EXPRESS; SHOES: GRENSON; WATCH: MOVADO.
SIMS TUXEDO: HUGO BOSS; SHIRT: GAP; BOW TIE: TOM FORD; POCKET SQUARE: THE HILL-SIDE; LAPEL PIN: VINTAGE. HUNDLEY TUXEDO: ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA; SHIRT: J.CREW; BOW TIE: SAINT LAURENT PARIS; POCKET SQUARE: TOM FORD; LAPEL PIN: VINTAGE. GRAYSON TUXEDO JACKET, SHIRT AND TROUSERS: J.CREW; BOW TIE: THE HILL-SIDE; POCKET SQUARE: TOM FORD; LAPEL PIN: VINTAGE.