The Packers have moved up to No. 147, finding a trade partner with the Patriots, reports Ben Volin of the Boston Globe (via Twitter).
The Packers have used that pick to select UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN (via Twitter).
Hundley will slide in as a developmental backup for Aaron Rodgers. The UCLA passer was once thought of as a future superstar, but failed to developed despite impressive statistics in college. The Packers aren’t remotely looking to move on from their All-Pro passer, but Hundley does provide tremendous upside if he can improve his accuracy and decision making in the NFL.
The Packers could come away with a high-end backup in Hundley, who – if he develops properly – could be traded to a quarterback-needy team in a few years for a nice pick, while providing some injury insurance for Rodgers in the meantime. The 32-year-old Rodgers isn’t expected to retire anytime soon, but Hundley may be ready to be a Pro-Bowl talent at quarterback by the end of his rookie deal if he can overcome some of the weaknesses in his game.
In return for pick No. 147, the Patriots will receive a fifth rounder (No. 166) and a seventh rounder (No. 247) from Green Bay, writes Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald (via Twitter).