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Bengals, Eagles, Jets work out UCLA QB Brett Hundley

Everybody knows the top two quarterbacks in this draft are Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota, in some order.

And everybody wants to debate about the No. 3 quarterback: Is it Baylor's Bryce Petty? UCLA's Brett Hundley? Colorado State's Garrett Grayson?

Hundley is drawing interest from some teams that could make him the third quarterback off the board.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport said on the NFL Network's "Path to the Draft" on Thursday that Hundley also met with the Houston Texans last week and has a visit scheduled with his hometown Arizona Cardinals next week (he went to high school in a Phoenix suburb). Hundley has said playing for the Cardinals"would be a dream come true."

Hundley's style of play would be an interesting fit with the Eagles. Philadelphia coach Chip Kelly's version of the spread works best when he has a quarterback who is adept with the read-option, and that is Hundley. Granted, running the read-option in the NFL is different than running it in college. And Kelly is smart enough to know that using the read-option 13 or 14 times per game in the NFL could get his quarterback injured -- but using it five or six times per game in the NFL certainly opens up the playbook. Hundley ran for 1,747 yards and 30 TDs in his three seasons at UCLA at the controls of a spread offense.

Hundley doesn't seem worthy of a first-round pick. Could he go in the second round? The Jets pick fifth, the Eagles 20th and the Bengals 21st in that round, and Hundley conceivably could be available at each of those spots.

"The New York Jets, who may be in the market for a quarterback, potentially this would be at the top of the second round," Rapoport said. "The Cincinnati Bengals, who just inked Andy Dalton to that huge extension. And also the Philadelphia Eagles. Of course, they just traded for Sam Bradford and have been linked to Marcus Mariota this entire time. But what if the Eagles are set to take Brett Hundley instead? They wouldn't have to trade anywhere to get him."

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