As Baker Mayfield and Jimmy Garoppolo continue to look for new homes, it’s likely the Seattle Seahawks will have to wait until 2023 to settle for the quarterback. ESPN’s Matt Miller has the Seahawks targeting BYU quarterback Jaren Hall with a No 9 puck in his latest 2023 test draft.
Miller describes Hall as a “big play” signal caller who possesses a “whipped right arm”. As fans witnessed with Russell Wilson, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll prioritized strong-armed midfielders to pose a threat to the defense with unusually deep passes. often.
Miller writes on June 28, “There is a lot of anticipation regarding a fake draft nearly a year out from reality, but it’s certain that Hall jumped into the top 10 discussion,” Miller wrote on June 28. 2022. “He has the ability to play big stacked on a 6-foot-1 frame and can create with his whip-strong right arm or cunning mobility. His 20 touchdowns and 5 interceptions show his accuracy and smart decision-making. The Seahawks need a full-back with Russell Wilson currently at Denver, and they are a candidate to watch for a potential swap. “
The 205-pound, 6’1″ midfielder throws 2,583 yards, 20 touches and five interceptions while completing 63.9% of his passes last season. BYU’s quarterback also added 307 yards of charge and 3 touches of the ground.
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There are 5 quarters expected to be selected in the first round in 2023
Hall won’t be the only option for the Seahawks to consider in next year’s draft. A year after Kenny Pickett was the only signal caller selected on day one, Miller had five starting quarterbacks in the first round. As Miller mentioned, the Seahawks could consider a trade if they want to ensure the team gets the quarterback of their choice. The mock draft projections feature Ohio State’s CJ Stroud as the first quartet picked in 5th place, followed by Alabama’s Bryce Young (#7) and Kentucky’s Will Levis (#8) in right on the Hall.
Whether the Seahawks are active in drafting a franchise quarterback next season may depend on whether the team buys a veteran before the start of the upcoming season.
CBS Sports ‘Josina Anderson reported that the Seahawks are not only interested in acquiring Mayfield but are also considering signing the midfielder to extend his contract. Under this scenario, it’s hard to imagine the Seahawks would also use the top 10 picks for a rookie quarterback.
“I have told the Seahawks there is still a strong interest in buying QB Baker Mayfield and behind the scenes are ready to extend his contract, according to a federation source,” Anderson tweeted on June 22. “I am. also know that the process of gathering information and insights about Mayfield continues. “
Hall: ‘There’s a lot to clean up’
Time will tell whether Hall will emerge as a legitimate threat to be picked against Stroud or Young, two consensus top quarterbacks set to head into the college football season. Hall admits he has “a lot of things to clean up” before he can become an NFL quarterback.
“I’ve thought about it every day since I was a kid,” Hall told KSL Sports last December. “There isn’t a day that I don’t think about playing in the NFL, or the MLB when I’m doing both. That would be a surreal feeling. Hopefully it’s closer than far but we’ll see what happens. I’ve had a pretty good year but there’s a lot to clean up and a lot of ways I need to grow and become a better midfielder to deserve something at the next level. “
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