Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) – Bryce Petty didn’t have to wait long to
finally have his name called on Day 3 of the NFL draft. For fellow quarterback
Brett Hundley, the delay took a bit longer.
Petty was selected by the New York Jets early in the fourth round, with
Hundley becoming the next high-profile signal-caller to come off the board
when the Green Bay Packers took the UCLA product in the fifth.
The Jets traded up one spot with Jacksonville to nab Petty, the 2013 Big 12
Player of the Year who led Baylor to back-to-back conference championships and
a pair of major bowl appearances over the past two seasons, with the fourth
choice of the fourth round (103rd overall).
Green Bay also moved up in the fifth to nab Hundley, the Bruins’ all-time
leader in passing yards and touchdown passes, with the 147th pick.
Tennessee opened Day 3 by taking Auburn defensive tackle Angelo Blackson with
pick No. 100.
Other notable selections on Saturday’s final day included a pair of USC
players, defensive back Josh Shaw and running back Buck Allen, Florida State
wide receiver Rashad Greene and Boise State running back Jay Ajayi.
Shaw, limited to just three games as a senior by an ankle sprain in which he
was suspended by the Trojans for lying to police as to the nature of the
injury, was chosen by Cincinnati at the No. 21 slot of the fourth round.
Former teammate Allen went to Baltimore five spots later.
Greene was plucked by Jacksonville with the third pick of the fifth round,
while Ajayi’s draft fall finally ended when the powerful back was grabbed by
Miami with the 13th selection of the fifth.
Petty and Hundley are the fifth and sixth quarterbacks to come off the board
in this year’s draft. Former Heisman Trophy winners Jameis Winston and Marcus
Mariota were chosen by Tampa Bay and Tennessee, respectively, with the top
two overall picks on Thursday, while Colorado State’s Garrett Grayson
(New Orleans) and Oregon State’s Sean Mannion (St. Louis) were claimed in
Friday’s third round.