Grading all 6 of the Vikings picks from the 2023 NFL Draft after year 1

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Fifth-Round Pick (164th Overall)

Jaren Hall - QB (BYU)

2023 Stats:

- 168 passing yards
- 0 touchdowns
- 1 interception
- 70.4 passer rating

Jaren Hall was drafted by the Vikings in the fifth round with the thought he'd never see the field in year one.

Minnesota selected him to develop over time, but injuries to Kirk Cousins and Nick Mullens thrust a very raw Hall into the starting lineup sooner than anyone probably wanted, and he got the start against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 9.

After an initial drive that fizzled out, he moved the team down the field and almost scored on a run by the goal line before he suffered a concussion after getting hit by a couple of Falcons' defenders.

That one drive excited the fan base, and after Nick Mullens threw six interceptions in two games, many were clamoring for him to start against the Green Bay Packers in Week 17.

He did just that, but it was a disaster.

Hall overthrew his targets, looked timid and unsure of the offense, and was pulled at halftime.

He proved he has a long way to go before he sees the field again, and now it looks like he could potentially struggle to make the active roster in 2024.

Production Grade: D
Potential Grade: C-

Seventh-Round Pick (222nd Overall)

DeWayne McBride - RB (UAB)

2023 Stats:

- None

There's not much to say about DeWayne McBride. He had a horrible preseason where he ran scared and was ineffective.

He was outplayed by a guy who was signed three quarters through training camp, and he only made Minnesota's practice squad this season because he was a draft pick.

It would be a shock if he were anything more than a camp body and a practice squad guy again in 2024.

Production Grade: F
Potential Grade: F