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.
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.
40 Yard Dash: 4.63 seconds
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.
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.——————
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 .