Packers 2015 NFL Draft – Fifth Round Pick: Brett Hundley, QB UCLA

With their fifth-round pick (147 overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers have selected Brett Hundley, QB UCLA.  Acquired this pick in a trade with the Patriots.

PLAYER DETAILS:

Brett Hundley

QB

UCLA

6′ 3″ 226 lbs.

CAREER NOTES:  In 2014, selected second-team All-Pac-12, was a Davey O’Brien Award semifinalist, was named a team captain and started 13 games for the Bruins. Led the team with 10 rushing touchdowns. Became the first UCLA quarterback to win 9-plus games in three consecutive seasons. Finished his career as the all-time leader in UCLA history with 75 touchdowns and 11,677 total yards.  Compares to Jason Campbell in the pros.

COMBINE:

40 Yard Dash:  4.63 seconds

Vertical:  36″

Broad Jump:  120″

Cone: 6.93 Seconds

SCOUTING REPORT:  A developmental player who was obviously chosen with future benefits in mind.  Needs refinement in his delivery.  Good runner, strong and a great leader.  Good sense of pocket pressure and is decisive when he decides to bolt. Dangerous as a runner with enough speed to hit a big play on the ground. Dual-threat ability increases his effectiveness in red zone. Displays his toughness almost every play.  Big hands, strong arm very productive at a major school.

He is comfortable operating from the pocket with an even-keeled, calm demeanor.  Nice job selling play fakes and works his mannerisms and is durable and plays through pain (dealt with minor ankle and elbow injuries).  Started every game of his career (40 career starts) and is a mature leader for his age. Voted the team captain as a sophomore year and has a passion for excellence with an ultra-competitive drive. Career record of 29-11 record as a starter, becoming the first UCLA quarterback to produce at least nine wins in three straight seasons as a starter.

NFL.com profile for Brett Hundley

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COMMENTARY:  The Packers trade their own fifth and a seventh for a chance to move up and draft a solid backup to Aaron Rodgers.  Eliot Wolf says Packers were surprised he was available as late as the fifth round:  ” I was shocked”.  Value pick.  Packers need to develop depth behind Rodgers and Hundley will be an excellent student to learn in the years to come.

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Jeff Albrecht grew up just north of Green Bay and was lucky enough to attend some of the Lombardi Era classic games, like the 1962 championship and the Ice Bowl. Jeff went on to play HS football in the Green Bay area and College ball at UW - Stevens Point. Jeff is retired but still does some writing for his local paper. Jeff is a writer with AllGreenBayPackers.com and you can follow him on twitter at @pointerjeff .

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  • dobber

    Was hoping the name that would be read when they announced the trade-up was Kyle Emanuel. I understand this pick and the value he represents, but it’s hard to get excited about a player you hope never sees the field when a game is in doubt.

    • Tundraboy

      Exactly

  • GBPDAN

    Didn’t we trade our 5th, not 4th, and a 7th?

    • croatpackfan

      We trade our 5th @166 and 7th round for 5th @147

  • GBPDAN

    I can’t complain about this pick, because, i was so disappointed with our back up QB situation a few years ago, that I’m glad TT is taking the backup situation seriously now. We don’t ever want to be in a situation again where we need to bring in a guy like Vince Young at the last minute.

  • Great athlete and has enough physically to play QB in the NFL. Most of what makes for a quality NFL QB is between the ears. I am fine with this pick. William Dickson probably thinks this is a fine pick since TT said so.

    • dobber

      Hopefully a year or two under MMs QB tutelage will give him some of what he lacks.

  • marpag

    Anybody know why Bennet from Ohio State is sliding? I wouldn’t have minded seeing him here.

  • montana83

    Aaron has bee injured now for 3 years. We need a great backup that the pleyers and coaches trust. This is a brilliant pick.
    From the Milwaukee JS: “According to one scout, his pro day was the best of leading QB’s”.
    …and we get him in the 5th round!!!!!!!!

    • TedTomsin

      This is exactly why people need to put their trust in Ted.
      Ted

  • BRinMilwaukee

    If he does well in the pre-season, he’s going to be hard to stash away on the practice squad.

    • Steve Cheez

      Yep, looks like 3 QBs on the 53 again

  • Since ’61

    Nice pick by TT. He can develop into a solid backup. With his abilities to make plays with his legs he could really cross up a defense that has prepped to play against Rodgers. He can also be used on the option play and add another dimension to the Packer’s offense. TT’s 3rd, 4th and 5th round picks have been very solid. Thanks, Since ’61

  • Chad Lundberg

    Aaron Rodgers: “nowhere in my contract does it say I have to train Brett”.

  • Ferrari Driver

    Seems like a decent pick, but with accuracy and decision being a essential in today’s starting quarterbacks, McCarthy will have to perform some major changes in Hundley to get a 3rd round or better draft pick four years from now. About the only thing similar between Andrew Luck and Hundley at this point is their education.