UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley was finally drafted after mysteriously falling farther than expected, as he was graded as a second-round talent.
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After the New York Jets traded up for Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty in the fourth round, the Green Bay Packers followed suit and took Hundley in the fifth round.
The Packers traded up to 19 spots to the New England Patriots’ fifth-round pick and gave away theirs and their seventh-round pick in exchange.
Hundley led UCLA to three winning seasons in a row with a 29-11 record as a starter, and he threw 75 touchdown passes with 25 interceptions while adding 30 rushing touchdowns in his three seasons as the Bruins’ starting quarterback.
He also threw for at least 3,000 yards and completed at least 66.5 percent of his passes in each of those seasons.
Hundley will not become a starting quarterback any time soon though since the Packers have a two-time MVP in Aaron Rodgers, and they also have a more experienced backup in Scott Tolzien.
However, the Packers have carried three quarterbacks on their roster in the past. Hundley is being viewed as a developmental project, but he possesses a lot of athleticism and upside.
Starting out as a backup worked out for Rodgers, and Hundley can only benefit from learning behind a future Hall of Famer as Rodgers did with Brett Favre.