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

Braeden Moore, BYU Basketball, Transfer Portal...
Mitch Harper

BYU Freshman Braeden Moore Enters NCAA Transfer Portal

BYU's first scholarship player to enter the Transfer Portal during the 2023 cycle.
3 days ago
BYU Women's Basketball | Amber Whiting...
Mitch Harper

BYU Women’s Season Comes To Close With WNIT Loss To Rice

The first year of the Amber Whiting era is in the books.
4 days ago
BYU, Utah State, Food Bank...
Mitch Harper

BYU, Utah State Football Teams Made Large Donation To Utah Food Bank

Members of the BYU and Utah State football teams joined forces at the Utah Food Bank.
4 days ago
Kyle Ireland

Saints RB Jamaal Williams ‘Can’t Wait To Mess’ With Former BYU Teammate Taysom Hill

Former BYU and current Saints RB Jamaal Williams said that he "can't wait to mess" with his former college and new NFL teammate Taysom Hill.
4 days ago
Chandler Holt

Report: New Orleans Saints Sign Former BYU RB Jamaal Williams

According to ESPN Writer Adam Schefter, former BYU runningback Jamaal Williams is signing a multi-year contract with the New Orleans Saints.
6 days ago
Pro Day, BYU Football, Big 12...
Mitch Harper

Big 12 Collaborates With NFL For Conference-Wide Pro Day

BYU's Pro Days in the future will be held in Frisco, Texas with the Big 12 Conference.
6 days ago

Sponsored Articles

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.
Football soccer ball on grass field on stadium...
KSL Digital Sales

Everything You Need to Know to Watch the 2022 World Cup

Find out where and when to watch the upcoming games and final match for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, including where to find live updates.
ksl sports logos...
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

Win Tickets Wednesday: Jimmy Buffett

Get your Hawaiian shirts ready.
Iron Maiden tour...
KSL Sports

Win Tickets Wednesday: Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden returns to Utah in 2022 with The Legacy of the Beast tour.
Official Senior Bowl Measurements For BYU’s 2023 NFL Draft Hopefuls