- Aaron Rodgers can take a deep sigh of relief. Eliot Wolf, the team's player personnel director, had this to say amusingly to reporters after the Packers selected UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley in the fifth round Saturday: "You guys asked me (earlier in the day) if each draft pick had a chance to start. This one probably doesn't." Still, the Packers may have engineered one of the bigger steals in this year's draft when they traded up to get Hundley with the 147th overall pick. As Wolf explained it, the New England Patriots initiated a trade offer that Green Bay eventually accepted when it felt good that Hundley would be available to jump up 19 spots in Round 5. "It wasn't really planned," Thompson said. "It's just something that happened, and we felt like there was an opportunity there to do something that, quite frankly, we always would like to do. Sometimes, we don't have the ability to do it, but we like taking quarterbacks. We felt like that was a good value pick there."
Hundley is the first quarterback taken by the Packers in the draft since B.J. Coleman in the seventh round in 2012. Perhaps the only person stunned more than the likes of Thompson, Wolf and McCarthy that he was still sitting on the draft board Saturday afternoon was Hundley. The prolific leader of UCLA's offense the last three seasons was sure he would be selected Friday night, when the second and third rounds were held. - The Sports Xchange