2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Jaren Hall

  • Jaren Hall, 6-0/204

  • Quarterback

  • BYU

  • Jaren Hall Scouting Report
    By Charlie Campbell

  • Capabale arm strength
  • Accurate at times
  • Throws a very catchable ball
  • Moves eyes through progressions
  • Able to loft in touch passes
  • Mobility
  • Dual threat to hurt defenses on the ground
  • Dangerous to pick up yards on the ground
  • Will juke defenders in the open field
  • Mature

  • Weaknesses:
  • Accuracy can be inconsistent
  • A little short
  • Quality arm but not elite
  • Needs to get faster working through progressions
  • Will lock onto his primary read
  • Needs to improve leading receivers for more yardage
  • Can be streaky
  • Already 24 years old

  • Summary: Hall started out his career at BYU playing baseball as well as football. After playing well briefly for the baseball team, Hall moved to focus on football, and he won the starting quarterback job after Zach Wilson moved on to the NFL. Hall had a quality debut in 2021, completing 64 percent of his passes for 2,583 yards, 20 touchdowns and five interceptions. Hall also racked up some big yardage on the ground while scoring three times with his legs.

    In 2022, Hall completed 66 percent of his passes for 3,171 yards, 31 touchdowns and six interceptions. He played well against Oregon, Wyoming, and Utah State, but he struggled versus Notre Dame and was terrible taking on Liberty. After the season, Hall was unimpressive at the Senior Bowl.

    Hall occasionally looks the part of an NFL passer, but he is streaky. When Hall is in a good groove, he throws with accuracy and precision. Hall can push the ball and can move around in the pocket to buy time for his receivers. Hall has the athleticism to hurt defenses on the ground and can pick up yards with his feet. However, Hall can get rattled and fall into stretches where he struggles with his accuracy and seems to not see the field well. Hall has a tendency to lock onto his primary read, and he must improve his field vision. In pressure situations or when his team fell behind, Hall had some struggles in 2022.

    Hall also needs to get better at leading his receivers for more yards, as his passes often don’t locate to prompting them for a big run after the catch. Hall has average arm strength overall to go along with a lack of size. Hence, his skill set is barely sufficient to be a pro starter.

    Some sources were excited to see Hall in 2022, but they ended up disappointed by his tape. He could end up going in the mid-rounds of the 2023 NFL Draft or in the early rounds of Day 3. For the NFL, Hall looks like a long-term backup-caliber quarterback.

    Player Comparison: Baker Mayfield. Hall is like a poor man’s Mayfield. They have a similar skill set, and style of play that tops out as a backup-caliber player.


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