Viking Select BYU QB Jaren Hall with the 164th Overall Pick
As a result of their trade down with the San Francisco 49ers, the Minnesota Vikings received the 164th pick in the draft. With that 164th overall pick, the Vikings have selected BYU QB Jaren Hall.
Hall oozes of confidence in the pocket, and he is plenty capable of progressing through reads. He may not run as often as other players on this list, but there is plenty of mobility in his game as well.
The BYU product knows when to make the smart play rather than the big one. He gets rid of the ball to avoid sacks, and if his primary options are covered, he is fine with dumping the ball off to a running back rather than forcing a ball into coverage.
Overall, Hall played for five years as a BYU Cougar, with his final two years being as the starter, and he completed 65.2% of his passes for 6174 yards, 52 TDs, and 11 INTs. He also rushed for 800 yards and 9 TDs at 4.4 yards per carry.
This is the fifth selection for the Vikings in this draft after picking WR Jordan Addison with the 23rd overall pick, CB Mekhi Blackmon with the 102nd overall pick, DB Jay Ward with the 134th overall pick, and NT Jaquelin Roy with the 141st overall pick.
The Vikings still have a seventh-round pick (No. 222) remaining this afternoon.
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