49ers could (and should) target these quarterbacks in 2023 NFL Draft

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Jaren Hall, BYU Cougars
Brigham Young Cougars quarterback Jaren Hall (3) Mandatory Credit: Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports /

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49ers quarterback target No. 3: Jaren Hall, BYU

BYU quarterback Jaren Hall is a tough evaluation since his draft pedigree will largely hinge on how teams view his skill set.

The 6-foot, 207-pound Hall is slightly undersized for the position and lacks a strong arm to get passes down the field beyond 20 yards with any sort of consistency.

Jaren Hall Passing Table
Year School Conf Class Pos G Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
*2018 Brigham Young Ind FR QB 2 0 0 0 0 0
*2019 Brigham Young Ind FR QB 5 31 46 67.4 420 9.1 9.6 1 0 151.3
*2020 Brigham Young Ind SO QB
*2021 Brigham Young Ind SO QB 10 189 296 63.9 2583 8.7 9.3 20 5 156.1
*2022 Brigham Young Ind SR QB 12 248 376 66.0 3171 8.4 9.4 31 6 160.8
Career Brigham Young 468 718 65.2 6174 8.6 9.4 52 11 158.2

Provided by CFB at Sports Reference
Generated 4/12/2023.

That said, he is accurate within 20 yards from the line of scrimmage and has both the poise and command to suggest he can be an effective signal-caller in a quarterback-friendly offense.

In many ways, Hall is like Brock Purdy but with better rushing attributes. The former racked up over 650 yards and six touchdowns on the ground over the last two years with the Cougars.

Also a day-three target, someone like Hall could easily be insurance for Purdy or even Trey Lance, depending on how that competition eventually plays out.

Whether or not Hall gets selected in Round 4 or Round 7, though, will hinge on those teams’ viewpoints on his value.