Tracking the QBs the Seahawks should take in the 2023 NFL draft: Week 5
Seahawks QB targets Week 5: Numbers 7 through 4
Number 7: Jaden Hall, BYU
Previous: KJ Jefferson
Jaden Hall and BYU have turned up their level of play since their loss at Oregon. In a 38-26 win over rival Utah State, the 19th-ranked Cougars are rolling offensively behind Hall. Another clean game with nearly 275 yards passing and 3 touchdowns. BYU will have a few more big games where Hall can show off his skill set. I look at Hall as a 2nd round ceiling, but the potential is there for a franchise QB, even if his size leaves a little to be desired.
NFL Comp: Zach Wilson
Number 6: Michael Penix Jr., Washington
Penix didn’t play badly, but he made some crucial mistakes and his defense failed him as the Huskies fell at the Rose Bowl to UCLA 40-32. Penix finished with 345 yards passing and 4 touchdowns, but his two interceptions in the second quarter were absolute killers. The arm talent is there to succeed at the NFL level, but the decision-making needs to improve.
NFL Comp: Justin Fields
Number 5: Anthony Richardson, Florida
Richardson had a short day against overmatched Eastern Washington but he was great while he played. The talented and raw super prospect continues to be the biggest risk/reward prospect on our rankings. You could be getting a generational franchise player or a guy that will be out of the league within four years.
NFL Comp: A young Cam Newton
Number 4: Hendon Hooker, Tennessee
Hooker avoided the Week 5 letdown by virtue of a bye week for the Tennessee Volunteers. Hooker will be tested over the next two weeks as his squad will travel to Death Valley to take on LSU before hosting Alabama.
NFL Comp: A less mobile Lamar Jackson