Ranking lesser-mentioned Eagles QB options in the 2023 NFL Draft

Bo Nix, Oregon (Mandatory Credit: Imagn Images photo pool)
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861. . . . Jaren Hall, BYU. 5. player

Place Jaren Hall and Devin Leary on your lists of potential Eagles QB prospects.

The Eagles have their quarterback factory, and Brigham Young University’s Cougars may be building one of their own. Zach Wilson left for the greener pastures of the NFL following a great career. BYU plugged in Jaren Hall, and the hits kept on coming.

We loved the appetizer. 64% percent of his 296 passing attempts resulted in completions. 2,583 passing yards was the result. He tossed 20 touchdowns versus only five interceptions. He can run too.

62 scrambles resulted in 307 yards and three more scores. You worry about a small guy taking off at the professional level when linebackers are six-foot-four and run the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds (Hall is six-foot-one and 205 pounds), but he could be on everyone’s list of the top ten quarterbacks entering 2023’s NFL Draft when the next college football season ends.

With all due respect, the NC State Wolfpack will never consistently be where the Duke Blue Devils and UNC Tar Heels are in terms of basketball. They’ll never match what the Clemson Tigers do as a football program, but occasionally we see some ballers walk through the university and their athletic programs.

Mario Williams, Philip Rivers, Russell Wilson, and recently-drafted Ikem Ekwonu are all on that list. Devin Leary could join them at the close of the coming season.

2021 was huge for his draft stock. He completed 66 percent of his passes for 3,433 yards, and he threw 35 touchdowns versus only five interceptions. Like Jaren Hall, Leary isn’t a big guy. He’s six-foot-one and tips the scales at 212 pounds. Unlike Hall, he isn’t going to beat you with his legs, but we’ll put him ahead of the BYU star for now.