With Seattle beginning their 2022 journey this Monday against their former franchise QB Russell Wilson, we rank the upcoming 2023 QB class that will likely define the future success of the Seattle Seahawks franchise.
As we wrap up a wild second week of the college football season, we saw numerous upsets, a Heisman winner showed up when needed most, and a few Week 1 stars fell flat in the big moments.
Which potential Seahawks targets in the 2023 NFL draft stood out the most (or least) this weekend? Let’s rank them.
Tracking the Seahawks QB targets in next year’s draft: Week 2
Number 10: Jaren Hall, BYU
If Seattle is looking for a rookie quarterback that can come in and immediately be mature enough to lead a team to success, Hall fits that mold. Hall will be 25 by the time he’s drafted which will scare some teams off, but his play should not. In a massive upset victory over the reigning Big 12 champion Baylor Bears, Hall was the best player on the field. With his size and mobility, it’s not hard to see the resemblance to the player he succeeded at Provo.
NFL comp: Zach Wilson
Number 9: KJ Jefferson, Arkansas
One of the most physically imposing QBs you’ll see, this dual-threat Razorback has Arkansas off to a tremendous start to the season. With noticeably improved accuracy, Jefferson is completing 75% of his passes against high-level defenses in Cincinnati and South Carolina. Considering the speed and power Jefferson provides in the running game, his passing development could lead to him rising up the draft boards while Arkansas makes a push to a New Year’s Six bowl.
NFL comp: Jacoby Brissett
Number 8: Dillon Gabriel, Oklahoma
The Russell Wilson comparisons will be talked about with Alabama quarterback Bryce Young, but in this upcoming draft, I think you’ll see a lot of similarities to Wisconsin Wilson and Oklahoma Gabriel. Both transfers that are undersized, both ended up in the perfect situation where they can reach their potential at the college level. Few players in college have the combination of efficiency, mobility, and touch on the deep ball like Gabriel. If he was a little taller, he would probably go in the first round. Sound familiar?
NFL comp: Tua Tagovailoa with a Russell Wilson potential