Number 2: BYU QB Jaren Hall
Jaren Hall has recently been mocked to the Seahawks by ESPN’s Matt Miller. That is assuming Seattle picks 9th in the 2023 draft. But anything is possible. Heck, it’s even possible that the first-round choice that Seattle picked up from the Denver Broncos in the Russell Wilson trade ends up being higher than Seattle’s own real pick.
Hall is extremely gifted, though. He has a strong arm and can throw from multiple angles if needed, but he also has the speed to run well and create positivity when a play breaks down. Sound familiar? Kind of like a young Russell Wilson? It should.
Hall is taller than Wilson but he still isn’t huge. Hall is 6’1″ and 205 pounds. The difference in size may become more important in that Wilson has a thicker base and seemed to be able to withstand several hits a game from defenders. Hall might not be able to do that. Wilson didn’t miss a game for nine-plus seasons.
The great thing could be that by 2023 Seattle has a better offensive line than Wilson ever had with the Seahawks. Left tackle Charles Cross and right tackle Abe Lucas will be in their second seasons. Seattle might only need a long-term fix at quarterback and Hall is an exciting prospect who should be only better with another year of seasoning at the college level.