Tracking the QBs Seahawks should take in 2023 NFL draft: Week 11

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Tier 3 quarterbacks (3rd-5th round in the draft) for Seahawks future

Tier #3 of the NFL draft takes a look at some talented prospects that I believe can eventually be a starter, but they need to be in the right environment, the right system, and have a couple of seasons to cook and get properly ready. These are the types of quarterbacks to look at if Geno Smith is locked up on a 3-year deal that is full of guaranteed money.

Number 8: KJ Jefferson

NFL Comp: Jacoby Brissett

KJ Jefferson has not had the season he and Arkansas had hoped for when the season started. Injuries and offensive inconsistency have kept Jefferson from reaching his true potential in 2022. Still, Jefferson has incredible physical skills and could be an imposing runner that could be near impossible to stop at the goal line and short yardage. Maybe he could fix the Seahawks short-yardage struggles that have plagued them this season.

Number 7: Jaren Hall

NFL Comp: Zach Wilson

Zach Wilson has had quite the career for only playing in 19 games. The much-maligned quarterback has all the talent in the world to be great. Don’t forget, the San Francisco 49ers supposedly traded their future to draft him, but were sniped by the Jets at #2. The team and environment are critically important to success, and I believe Wilson would be in a much better situation playing for the 49ers, than New York.

Why do I bring Wilson up? Because Jaren Hall is a clone of Zach Wilson. Size, playing style, similar arms, it all matches up. The only difference is BYU has struggled, and this year’s class is much stronger than the 2020 Covid class.

I’m pretty high on Hall, but his season has been quite inconsistent. This could potentially lead to him falling to anywhere between the late 3rd to 5th rounds. I think if BYU would have given him the keys to the offense, BYU is probably threatening to win 10 games this season. Seattle should look to snag him, he could be fully ready to flourish in 2025.