Seahawks 2023 QB targets Week 6: Numbers 8 through 6
Number 8: Michael Penix Jr., Washington
NFL Comp: Justin Fields
Two weeks ago the Huskies were looking like the Huskies of the 90s. Fast forward to today, and the Huskies have fallen out of the rankings and suffered an embarrassing loss at Arizona State. The Huskies can’t stop anybody right now, but Michael Penix has also not been as terrific as he looked earlier this year. I still like his mobility and ability to make difficult throws, but his position in these rankings is tenuous at best.
Number 7: Jaden Hall, BYU
NFL Comp: Zach Wilson
You might be sensing a theme here, but here’s another quarterback that didn’t play great against a tough opponent last night. Jaden Hall and the Cougars met up with Notre Dame in Las Vegas Saturday, and came up short 28-20.
The Cougars fell behind 25-6 midway through the third quarter, before BYU made a quick comeback, but was not quite able to get over the hump. Hall and the Cougars didn’t live up to the moment, as Hall went only 9 for 17 for 120 yards. The game plan was confusing, but Hall didn’t own what could have been a big moment for him against a defense that is littered with future NFL players.
Number 6: D.J. Uiagalelei, Clemson
NFL Comp: B version of Trevor Lawerence
While a great chunk of our quarterbacks have their stocks falling, D.J. and the Tigers continue to get better each and every week. In a workman-like 31-3 win at Boston College, Uiagalelei finished 18/31 for 220 yards passing and 3 touchdowns. He also had a 40-yard scamper providing the dual threat potential that can separate him from others in this class
Keep an eye on Uiagalelei, he may be rising from potential backup to top 50 pick.