There is hope for
But there aren't a lot of
As it is,
There are some parallels to when Rodgers was selected 24th out of Cal in 2005 as a backup to
It was a sobering slide for Hundley, the only quarterback in UCLA history to lead the team to three consecutive seasons of at least nine victories. He gave up his final season with the
"I think Green Bay is the perfect organization to learn as much as possible, and they have the best coaches to help me do that," Hundley said. "And Aaron Rodgers."
Hundley is one of five players from a Los Angeles school selected Saturday. Four
USC receiver George Farmer, who left school early for the draft, was not picked but was signed as a free agent by the Dallas Cowboys.
Two Bruins were drafted on Day 2: linebacker Eric Kendricks to Minnesota in the second round and defensive end Owamagbe Odighizuwa to the
Williams and Agholor brought USC's count to 68 Trojans selected in the first round since the start of the common draft in 1967, 10 more than any other school.
Although Hundley was a
"I think Green Bay is a great spot for him, especially as a young guy," said Warner, now an NFL Network analyst. "I look at a lot of these spread quarterbacks and I think undoubtedly there's going to be a transition phase, more so than guys who played in a pro-style system. So to go to a place where you get to learn from one of the best in the business, and you're in a situation where you're not going to be asked to play for awhile. You have a chance to learn and get comfortable with everything that goes into the position."
Warner said teams likely had more questions about Hundley and fourth-rounder
"I think there's a lot to build on" with Hundley, Warner said. "He's an eager, young kid that wants to know everything and wants to learn. There's no question he's got the physical ability to be a special quarterback — size, speed, can really spin the ball and get it down the field. There's a lot of upside.
"There were some technique things that I saw that he needs to clean up to become more efficient and accurate with the football. But the biggest question with these guys is the transition to a pro-style offense, reading defenses, getting the ball out quick and definitively."
Shaw made headlines for the wrong reasons last year when he was suspended for fabricating a story about how he injured his ankle on the eve of the season opener. He said he jumped off a balcony to save a drowning child but later admitted he was running from police, who had been called to investigate a possible domestic violence incident. The suspension sidelined him for 10 games last season.
Shaw was the first USC cornerback to be drafted since Indianapolis took
Allen, who scored a combined 25 touchdowns for the Trojans the last three seasons, will be a complement to Ravens running backs
"I couldn't ask for a better situation," Allen told reporters. "My time came, and I'm going to take advantage of it. Unbelievable feeling."