By Ken Scudero
2012 season: 109-152, 71.7%, 1,096 yds., 9 TD, 3 INT; 263 rush yds.
Is it me or is Kevin Hogan an Andrew Luck clone? The arm strength, the running ability, the pocket composure and throws that thread the needle are all superb attributes of both Stanford quarterbacks. Hogan started five games in 2012 after Josh Nunes tore a chest muscle, and he won all five. His command of the Stanford offense was astounding, especially since he was only a sophomore. He seemed to get better each week.
Hogan is the most mechanically sound quarterback in the Pac-12. His balance and footwork are his best qualities, and he steps into throws and up into the pocket like a seasoned veteran. He’s one of the most accurate QBs in the nation and I'm not sure if anyone has a stronger arm than him.
Like Luck, he's tough to bring down, and his determination allows him to complete throws while being dragged to the ground by defensive linemen. He’s big, he’s strong, he's smart and he won’t get past the 2nd round of the 2014 NFL Draft if he chooses to come out early.