Jaren Hall didn’t run the 40-yard dash or do any of the shuttle drills at the NFL combine on Saturday in Indianapolis. But the former BYU quarterback did throw and take his measurements with the rest of the quarterback class.
Hall measured in at 6-foot, 207 pounds — making him one of the smaller quarterbacks in this draft. His hand size was 9.5 inches and his arm length was 29.75 inches.
Hall was slightly taller than presumed No. 1 pick Bryce Young (5-foot-10) and national champion Stetson Bennett (5-foot-11). Overall, being 6-foot puts him tied for the third-shortest among those at the combine.
Perhaps more concerning for NFL scouts is the hand size. For a quarterback, hand size tends to matter with how well they can grip the ball — particularly in poor weather. One of the teams linked to Hall is the Green Bay Packers, a cold weather team.
Hall’s hand size was tied for the smallest at the combine. Quarterbacks of comparable size to Hall, like Young and Bennett, had larger hands. Bennett’s were 10 inches and Young’s were just under 10.
While it is difficult to immediately gauge how Hall threw, the consensus was Hall neither hurt nor helped his draft stock. Hall is still coming off a high ankle sprain he suffered in November against Stanford. He was limited at the Senior Bowl last month in Mobile.
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Former BYU wide receiver Puka Nacua had a quieter day. He also didn’t run the 40-yard dash or do any of the running drills. He measured in at 6-foot-2, 201 pounds. That is comparable to most players at his position in this class.
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