The 2023 Reese’s Senior Bowl will feature some top-tier talent at the quarterback position. The top quarterbacks the Senior Bowl has to offer also have a lot to prove to NFL decision-makers. Their route to Mobile is finished, but their path to the 2023 NFL Draft is far from over.
Top 2023 Senior Bowl Quarterbacks NFL Draft Prospects
1) Jaren Hall, BYU
The veteran signal-caller from BYU, Jaren Hall has arguably the most to gain with his time in Mobile. There aren’t many knocks on Hall’s on-field ability, but recency bias with Zach Wilson’s NFL decline and Hall’s age are his biggest deterrents.
For Hall, the biggest impact for his draft stock at the Senior Bowl will be in his ability to process the full week of practices and adjust to life in the NFL. His adaptation to the playbook will be under close eye.
Hall has a ton of potential, but he’ll have to be pro-ready faster than most of the quarterbacks in this class, as he’ll turn 25 this year. If Hall can prove he’s ready to go from Day 1, he can cement himself in the top 100 picks.
2) Clayton Tune, Houston
The big-armed gunslinger from Houston came on strong down the stretch in 2022, as Clayton Tune finished the year the way we thought he’d open it. Still, his highlight-reel moments came in seemingly every game, and he dotted the field with accurate tosses to every level.
For Tune, his time in Mobile will be best spent showcasing progressive read throws and working from within the pocket. If he can show off his arm strength and in-structure ability, Tune can raise his stock.
3) Jake Haener, Fresno State
There are few more decorated passers than Jake Haener in this draft class. The Fresno State product toyed with entering the 2022 NFL Draft before deciding the transfer portal was the next step in his collegiate career. Ultimately, Haener returned to Fresno State with head coach Jeff Tedford and finished as one of the most prolific Bulldogs quarterbacks in history.
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Haener has ample arm strength and can make throws from anywhere. However, he’ll have to showcase he can read the middle of the field against top-tier defensive talent. He sometimes got in trouble with such throws during his college career.
4) Tyson Bagent, Shepherd
The legendary Tyson Bagent will have his moments in Mobile, that’s for sure. The all-time leader in touchdown passes across college football, Bagent knows how to push the ball upfield and find small windows to exploit in all kinds of defenses.
The only thing going against Bagent is the fact that he certainly did play against inferior competition compared to the rest of the group of potential next-level quarterbacks this year. If he can showcase the same talent we got used to seeing from him at Shepherd, he’ll rise up draft boards by a few rounds, at least.
5) Max Duggan, TCU
Perhaps lost in the shuffle of all-star game quarterbacks is Max Duggan. After leading TCU to the national championship, Duggan has seen his stock rise with NFL decision-makers, but he still has a lot of work left to do.
Duggan has to prove he can make throws against all types of coverages and ultimately showcase that he can maintain his accuracy when he does move off his first read or off his spot in the pocket. He can be magical with his ball placement, at times, and consistency through the whole week of practice will be crucial for him.