Official Senior Bowl Measurements For BYU’s 2023 NFL Draft Hopefuls

Jan 31, 2023, 11:20 AM

Senior Bowl, Jaren Hall, BYU Football...

BYU football quarterback Jaren Hall recorded his measurements at the 2023 Senior Bowl. (Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)

(Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)

PROVO, Utah – Senior Bowl week is underway for the 2023 season. The premier All-Star game for college football’s top seniors includes three former BYU football players.

Those players include quarterback Jaren Hall, wide receiver Puka Nacua, and offensive tackle Blake Freeland.

The Senior Bowl is a big step toward players fulfilling their dreams of playing in the NFL. When it comes to the NFL draft, a large piece of the evaluation is the official measurements of prospects. Sometimes a height, weight, or arm length alone could elevate a prospect’s draft stock.

2023 Senior Bowl Measurements

The Senior Bowl released the official measurements on Tuesday before the first day of practice.

Here is how the BYU prospects checked in at Mobile.

Jaren Hall, Quarterback

Height: 6001 (6’0 1/8)

Weight: 211

Hand: 9 4/8″

Arm: 29 7/8″

Wing: 71 6/8″

During his time at BYU, Jaren Hall was listed at 6-foot-1, 205 pounds. So BYU’s star signal-caller is slightly shorter than the 6’1″ listing, but he’s added some weight to his frame since his BYU playing days.

Senior Bowl Executive Director Jim Nagy said in his introductory press conference today that he felt there probably wouldn’t be a Senior Bowl quarterback that goes in this year’s first round. That would put Hall as a potential Day 2 or Day 3 signal-caller.

As long as a quarterback is 6 feet, any narrative about measurables won’t be used against an NFL draft-hopeful QB. That’s a win for Hall.

Blake Freeland, Offensive Tackle

Height: 6074 (6’7 4/8)

Weight: 312

Hand: 10″

Arm: 34″

Wing: 82 5/8″

These are the type of measurables that only help Blake Freeland’s draft profile. A wing span of 82 5/8″ will likely be in the upper crust of the Senior Bowl. Also, Freeland is seven pounds heavier than he was listed at BYU. During his four-year career with the Cougars, he was a 305-pound offensive tackle. Now he’s checking in at 312 pounds.

Pair up these measurables with the impressive four year’s worth of film he put together. The Senior Bowl is an excellent chance for Freeland to lift his profile in a deep offensive tackle class.

Puka Nacua, Wide Receiver

Height: 6012 (6’1 2/8)

Weight: 206

Hand: 9 3/8″

Arm: 31 7/8″

Wing: 75 3/8″

The size of wide receivers can vary in the NFL. It primarily depends on what a franchise wants out of their pass catches. But if they wish to have a big-bodied deep threat, Puka Nacua fits that billing. Nacua will wear No. 17 for the National team this week at the Senior Bowl.

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12–3 p.m.) on KSL Newsradio. Follow Mitch’s coverage of BYU moving to the Big 12 Conference on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

  • BYU Cougars Scoreboard

  • BYU Cougars Team Leaders

  • BYU Cougars Standings

BYU Cougars

tanner banks...

Brian Preece

Locals In MLB: Tanner Banks Fighting Through Early Season With Struggling White Sox

It's been a quiet week for Utahns in the big leagues, with only former Utes Tanner Banks and Oliver Dunn active at the Major League level.

54 minutes ago

Jimmer Fredette Team USA 3X3 Basketball...

Chandler Holt

BYU Legend Jimmer Fredette Joins TODAY Show To Talk 3×3 Basketball At Paris Olympics

Jimmer Fredette and the Team USA Men’s 3x3 Basketball team joined the TODAY Show to talk about the upcoming Paris Olympics.

3 hours ago

Kevin Young, BYU Basketball, Phoenix Suns...

Mitch Harper

BYU’s Kevin Young Will Finish His Phoenix Suns Job After NBA Playoffs Run

The NBA Playoffs begin for the Phoenix Suns on Saturday against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

22 hours ago

Kevin Young, BYU Basketball, Head Coach...

Mitch Harper

Social Media Reacts To BYU Basketball Hiring Kevin Young

The reactions poured in as BYU basketball hired Kevin Young to be the next head coach.

1 day ago

BYU Basketball, Fousseyni Traore, Kevin Young...

Mitch Harper

BYU Basketball’s Roster That Kevin Young Inherits For 2024-25 Season

BYU head coach Kevin Young inherits a roster that needs to be built up as he steps into his new role.

1 day ago

Phoenix Suns coach Kevin Young BYU Cougars College Basketball...

Chandler Holt

Report: New BYU Basketball Head Coach Kevin Young Gets Big Payday

According to reports, incoming BYU basketball head coach Kevin Young will sign a long-term deal to stay in Provo and coach the Cougs.

1 day ago

Sponsored Articles


KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.


KSL Sports

Jazz Notes Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the Jazz Notes newsletter. Get insider analysis, game recaps and opportunities to win tickets!

Follow @kslsports...

The Road Home Mediathon 2023

The KSL Sports Zone and are proud to support the all-day Mediathon 2023 at the Road Home, an annual tradition to raise money and other essential items for the Road Home, a Homeless Shelter.

3 kids wearing real salt lake jerseys smiling...

Real Salt Lake

6 Reasons You Need to Experience a RSL Matchday

RSL Games are a great way to spend time with your family with fun activities, good food, and traditions you can only experience at the field.

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.


KSL Digital Sales

Notable Moments From The Utah Jazz Season… So Far

At the beginning of the season, the Utah Jazz were second to last. Now they rank in the top 10 teams in the Western Conference.

Official Senior Bowl Measurements For BYU’s 2023 NFL Draft Hopefuls