Drafted: ROUND: 5 - Pick Number: 164 (MIN)
Draft Profile: BioFor his high school career, Jaren Hall had 5,109 passing yards and 52 touchdowns and as a result, the No. 3 quarterback in Utah by Scout and Rivals ranked him the No. 20th dual-threat quarterback in the nation in the 2016 class
Following high school, Hall opted to join BYU.
After redshirting the 2018 season Hall played little as a freshman seeing action in 4 games for the Cougars as he threw for 420 yards on 46 attempts with a completion percent of 67.4 for an average of 9.1 yards per pass, with one TD, while taking 4 sacks, for a QB rating of 103.5.
Hall missed 2020 with an injury that sidelined him for the whole year, he bounced back in 2021 where as a sophomore in 10 games as he put up 2583 yards on 296 attempts with a completion percentage of 63.9 for an average of 8.7 yards per pass, adding 20 TDs in the air, while also taking 12 sacks, and putting up a QB rating of 107.1. He also finished the year as BYU's second-leading rusher with 62 carries for 307 net yards and three touchdowns, averaging five yards per carry.
At the end of the season he was awarded with a spot on the Phil Steele All-Independent First Team, named Pro Football Network Independent Quarterback of the Year and was handed a spot on the Pro Football Network First Team All-Independent Offense.
As a junior in 2022 Hall played a total of 12 games. He passed for an outstanding 3162 yards on 376 attempts and put up a completion percentage of 65.7 for an average of 8.4 yards per attempt, with 31 TDs, and allowing 12 sacks, with a QB rating on the year of 112.7. As a runner, he logged 63 runs for a total of 379 yards at an average of 6.0 per run.
Honors & awardsJunior Year 2022
- Named Independent Offensive Player and Quarterback of the Year by College Football Network
- Named to All-Independent First Team by College Football Network
- Named to Phil Steele All-Independent First Team
- Through week 13, one of just three FBS quarterbacks with 3000+ passing yards, 65%+ completion rate, 160+ pass efficiency rating, 30+ touchdown passes and fewer than 10 interceptions with 300+ rushing yards. Others include: Caleb Williams (USC) and Drake Maye (North Carolina
- Played in and started 10 games (8-2 record)
- BYU's second-leading rusher with 62 carries for 307 net yards and three touchdowns, averaging five yards per carry.
- Phil Steele All-Independent First Team
- Pro Football Network Independent Quarterback of the Year
- Pro Football Network First Team All-Independent Offense
- Received Davey O'Brien Award's Great 8 recognition for performance versus Utah.
- Tied a career-high with 214 yards passing for two touchdowns in a 27-17 win over No. 19 Arizona State.
- Recorded first career 300-yard passing game versus Boise State
- Named College Sports Madness Independent Offensive Player of the Week for his performance at Baylor – 22 of 31 for 342 yards passing and 25 yards rushing
- With four passing touchdowns and one rushing in 59-14 win over Idaho State, became just the fourth quarterback in BYU history to pass for at least four touchdowns and rush for at least one in a single game.
- Also played on the BYU baseball team in 2019 and 2020 as an outfielder
- Played in 27 games during the 2019 baseball season, including eight starts in the outfield
- Hit .400 in five games, with three starts during the shortened 2020 COVID season
- Played varsity basketball in high school
- Earned Deseret News 4A Honorable Mention and Region 8 First Team in 2014 and 2015
- Selected as Maple Mountain's 2015 Offensive Football Player of the Year
- For his high school career, he had 5,109 passing yards and 52 touchdowns
- Rated the No. 3 quarterback in Utah by Scout and Rivals ranked him the No. 20th dual-threat quarterback in the nation in the 2016 class
Scouting Report: Strengths
- A former baseball player - and it shows in his fastball delivery
- Seems to have a natural affinity for the position - so even as a first-year quarterback he looked composed
- Physically, Hall is a natural athlete who plays with the balance and light feet to float in the pocket.
- Hall is enough of a threat as a runner to earn respect from back-side defenders at the next level, opening opportunities for running backs.
- Good accuracy overall, including excellent accuracy on short timing routes to backs and receivers, placing the ball slightly in front to lead receivers to potential yardage after the catch.
- Possesses a strong right arm and is capable of making every NFL throw easily. Can drive the deep out to the sideline from the opposite hash and has no problem threading the needle between closing defenders. Easily zips to all areas of the field, demonstrating very good touch on underneath routes to running backs and receivers, as well as down the sideline on deep passes.
- Dual-threat quarterback with athletic footwork and mobility. An instinctive runner with very good toughness - uses stiff arms and runs with good body strength.
- Is a composed player with the ability to quickly read the defense and works through his reads quickly
- Accurate and has the touch to deliver the ball where only his receivers can catch it
- Patient in the pocket - does not take off too early and bail out too early on plays
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- He has under-average height at just 6-1 and weighs in at only 205 lbs. May lack the bulk to stay healthy at the next level
- He’s clearly more effective when on the move, and many of his reads were half-field.
- His arm strength is decent but not elite; Accuracy becomes an issue when he’s unable or unwilling to set his feet.
- Hall has a bad habit of fading and throwing off his back foot when the pocket gets muddled, and he is too often all-arm when throwing on the move, sacrificing accuracy.
- He's overaged - will be 25 by the time of the draft - and despite this, he also lacks full-time playing experience
- Has struggled with injuries - as well as being knocked out for a significant portion of 2020 he had two concussions in 2019, suffered a rib injury in 2021, and missed the New Mexico Bowl in 2022
Player ComparisonLess athletic - Russell Wilson
Scouting Report: SummaryJaren Hall is a dynamic quarterback who is a threat as both a runner and a passer for the Cougars. He's got a quality arm and is able to make pretty much every throw needed in the NFL, in addition, Hall has proved to be a quick-thinking smart QB with a high football IQ with the ability to escape the rush. The major downside with Hall is one he, unfortunately, can't do anything about - he's undersized without the frame to pack on much more weight and this has impacted his durability where he's had to deal with a steady flow of injuries.
Hall, if he can learn to play without putting himself in harm's way, has the chance to be a very good starting pro-QB and as a result, will likely be worthy of a second-round selection in the 2023 NFL Draft.
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