PROVO, Utah – Until the subpar performance against Notre Dame, the stock on BYU QB Jaren Hall has been trending up within the NFL mock draft market.
Even after the 9-of-17, 120-yard game within the 28-20 loss to the Irish, NFL mock drafts like Hall. The newest example of that’s from TheDraftNetwork.com.
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— Mitch Harper (@Mitch_Harper) October 11, 2022
As a staff, they put out their latest first-round mock for the 2023 NFL draft. They’ve BYU’s star quarterback getting in the primary round.
The pick? No. 28 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
What a spot that would potentially be for Hall. If that happened, it could give him the prospect to follow the NFL’s G.O.A.T., Tom Brady. Brady, who’s 45 years old this season, could retire after this yr to start his broadcasting profession with FOX, opening the door for a signal-caller like Hall to grow to be a top priority for the Buccaneers.
The present backups behind Brady are Blaine Gabbert and Kyle Trask. Those aren’t long-term solutions for the Bucs when Brady officially goes off into the sunset and calls it a profession.
COO of The Draft Network, Jaime Eisner, wrote this about Hall to Tampa Bay:
Jaren Hall needs some experience under his belt and doubtless won’t start for the Buccaneers in 2023 but he’s a chunk to construct around. Hall is a dynamic, athletic talent who protects the football. He plays the sport beyond his experience from a mental standpoint. He may not have the upside of Bryce Young, C.J. Stroud, or Will Levis, but he has all of the tools to be an NFL starter.
Hall has passed for 1,558 yards, 14 touchdowns, and two interceptions through six games this season. He’s accomplished 68.6% of his passes and has a career-best quarterback rating of 160.7.
Earlier this month, BYU offensive coordinator Aaron Roderick said that NFL scouts love Hall’s ability to guard the football. At 6-foot-1, 205-pounds, Hall has drawn comparisons to Denver Broncos QB Russell Wilson. Like Wilson, Hall once played baseball and is a dual-threat signal-caller, but their focus is to be a passer first.
— KSL Sports (@kslsports) October 5, 2022
BYU lists Hall as a junior as a consequence of the free yr of eligibility from the COVID-19 season in 2020. He hasn’t formally announced that the 2022 season could be his last at BYU. But this yr is his fifth in Provo.
Before the season, the Senior Bowl listed Hall as a prospect on their watchlist heading into the 2022 season.
Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12–3 p.m.) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.