COUGAR TRACKS

Jaren Hall Explains What An NFL Team Will Be Getting In Him

Apr 26, 2023, 11:30 AM

PROVO, Utah – Former BYU quarterback Jaren Hall is preparing for a life-changing weekend. Hall is waiting to hear his name called in the 2023 NFL draft.

There are a lot of talking heads this time of the year weighing in on whether a draft prospect will be successful or not in the NFL. Sometimes it’s just best to go to the player directly to determine what they could provide a pro team.

In an exclusive interview, KSL Sports spoke with Hall about the NFL draft process. While also asking what an NFL team will get in him if they draft him.

Jaren Hall: “Resilient competitor”

“I think they’re going to get a very resilient competitor,” Hall said to KSL Sports. “I mean, that’s what it takes to play at the next level, in my opinion.”

Hall showed that resiliency as BYU’s starting quarterback. The former two-sport standout (baseball) navigated injuries during his collegiate career at BYU. He had concussions, a hip injury, cracked ribs, plus an ankle injury. Yet, through it all, he led BYU to eight victories over Power Five opponents during his two seasons as the starting quarterback. While also throwing 52 touchdowns to only 11 interceptions.

“Obviously, I haven’t played a snap yet [in the NFL]; I just see resiliency. I see competitiveness,” Hall added. “And when you’re competitive and resilient, one, you work harder than everybody else, and you put the time in. Two, you overcome those issues because you’re resilient. You know the mistakes you overcome, the ebbs and flows of the process and that’s just two things I can control are those things right there. Your effort and that falls right into being competitive.”

Having served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Sacramento, California, Jaren Hall comes into the 2023 NFL Draft as an older prospect. However, after his pro day in March, he told reporters that his age of 25 hasn’t been an issue for NFL teams that have shown interest in him.

Hall says he has spoken with nearly every NFL team throughout this draft process.

Since the S2 Cognition test results were leaked, with Hall scoring the third-highest among QBs at 93%, some mock drafts have the former BYU signal-caller as a potential day-two pick. NFL Network’s Rhett Lewis tabbed Hall to go at pick No. 70 to the Las Vegas Raiders.

Mature NFL Draft prospect

This wild and crazy draft process is nearly coming to an end. Whichever NFL team ends up picking Hall, they will be getting a guy that is ready to compete.

“You’ll get a mature dude who loves the game,” said Hall. “But above and beyond all of that, I’m going to be competitive and I’ll be resilient no matter what happens.”

The NFL Draft takes place from April 27-29 in Kansas City.

Download the new & improved KSL Sports app from Utah’s sports leader. You can stream live radio, video and stay up to date on all of your favorite teams.

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com 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

Cougar Tracks

BYU Football, Zach Wilson, Kalani Sitake, Signing Day...

Mitch Harper

Ranking BYU Football’s Best Players To Sign During The Kalani Sitake Era

The best players to sign with BYU football for Kalani Sitake from high school and the Transfer Portal.

3 months ago

Foster Pavilion, Baylor Bears, BYU Basketball, Big 12...

Mitch Harper

Foster Pavilion Was Great Stage For BYU’s First Big 12 Road Game

Baylor's new $212 million home was a great setting for a Big 12 basketball game.

4 months ago

BYU Football, 12-Team Playoff, LJ Martin...

Mitch Harper

Three Things BYU Football Needs To One Day Reach 12-Team Playoff

The 12-team Playoff is coming in college football. What does BYU need to do to one day play in the bracket?

4 months ago

Big 12 Basketball, BYU, Dallin Hall...

Mitch Harper

How Will BYU Basketball Fare In Big 12? Projecting 2024 Order Of Finish

Where will BYU finish in their first season of Big 12 Conference play? Time to make predictions.

4 months ago

BYU Basketball, Mark Pope, Big 12...

Mitch Harper

Mark Pope Lays Out BYU’s Expectations For Inaugural Big 12 Schedule

Big 12 play has arrived for No. 12 BYU Basketball. Mark Pope shares his expectations for conference play.

4 months ago

BYU Basketball, Trevin Knell, Three-Point Shooting...

Mitch Harper

What We Learned About BYU Basketball During Nonconference Play

BYU basketball turns its attention to Big 12 play. But first we take a step back at look at what we learned about the Cougars in nonconference.

5 months ago

Sponsored Articles

Follow @kslsports...

KSL Give-A-Thon

The KSL Sports Zone, KSL 5 TV, FM100.3, 103.5 The Arrow, and KSL NewsRadio have teamed up to raise money for the kids being served by Primary Children’s Care!

ksl-sports-newsletter...

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 KSLSports.com 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.

Jaren Hall Explains What An NFL Team Will Be Getting In Him