Could BYU see another quarterback picked in the top 10 of the NFL draft? ESPN draft analyst Matt Miller thinks so.
In ESPN’s latest 2023 mock draft, BYU quarterback Jaren Hall is projected as the No. 9 pick to the Seattle Seahawks.
“It shouldn’t be out of the question that Hall makes the leap into the top-10 discussion,” Miller said. “He has big-play ability stacked on a 6-foot-1 frame and can produce with a whip strong right arm or shifty mobility.”
The last BYU quarterback to go in the top 10 was Zach Wilson in 2021. Wilson went to the New York Jets as the No. 2 overall pick.
Dating back to 1980, BYU has had four quarterbacks selected in the first round. Three have been in the top 10.
Steve Young was the No. 1 overall pick in 1984 and became a Hall of Fame player for the San Francisco 49ers. Jim McMahon also went No. 5 to the Chicago Bears in 1982.
Hall is entering his redshirt junior season, but is in his fifth year with the program. He will have the option to return for a sixth year in 2023. However, his draft stock will make it likely for him to leave after 2022.
Last year, Hall threw for 20 touchdowns and five interceptions in his first full-time starting duties. He threw for 2,583 yards and ran for over 300 yards.