Within the breakdown of the NFL Scouting Combine quarterbacks posted earlier Monday, the idea of the Packers leveraging their position at the end of the first round for a signal-caller needy team was discussed. Little did we know that Dan Kadar of SB Nation's Mocking the Draft had the same idea in mind for his latest mock draft.
According to Dan, there a team might be willing to send an early pick in the second round and another in the third in order to acquire Green Bay's first rounder. In his hypothetical, it's the Tennessee Titans moving up to grab their quarterback of the future. Here's what he wrote about the possible transaction:
TRADE: 30. Tennessee Titans (via Green Bay): Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA
The trade would be Tennessee sending Nos. 33 and 66 to Green Bay to move to No. 30. This is similar to what the Vikings gave up to get Teddy Bridgewater last year. There is much less risk in taking Hundley at No. 30 than taking Mariota at No. 2. Tennessee still has a stockpile of picks to reload the roster and a quarterback that could be groomed into a Ryan Tannehill-type player.
The reason why Dan discusses the risk of taking Oregon's Marcus Mariota at No. 2 is he also projected the Philadelphia Eagles trading up to grab Chip Kelly's former protégé earlier in the mock. It's a high-risk move that, while difficult to pull off, could potentially push Philly into long-term title contention if Mariota hits.
As for the Packers, landing what amounts to a late first-round pick and an additional third just to move back a few spots seems like a no brainer.