Wednesday, April 5, 2017

2017 NFL Draft Profile: Daeshon Hall

Daeshon Hall, Texas A&M
6-5, 266
Hall was a four year player for the Aggies who had the benefit of lining up opposite Myles Garrett, the consensus number one pick in this draft. He had been playing at OLB before his frame filed out and he moved down to the line.
As a freshman, he finished with 29 tackles, three TFLs, three QB hurries, and an INT. As a sophomore, he totaled 29 tackles, six TFLs, 4.5 sacks, an five QB hurries.
As a junior, Hall played in 13 games, and totaled 54 tackles, 14.5 TFLs, and seven sacks. He also added two PBUs, four QB hurries, and two forced fumbles.
He returned for his senior season, and finished with 50 tackles, 13 TFLs, and 4.5 sacks to go with one PBU, 12 QB hurries, and two forced fumbles.
The Good
Has a long frame that can handle adding more bulk.
Versatile, and can line up all over the place.
Solid run defender who gets behind the line to make plays.
Has the ability to get through double teams.
Strong motor, never quits on plays.
Gives max effort.
The Bad
Still very raw, and has only played at DE for one season, and does not project well at OLB.
Does not have rock solid core strength and can get bounced around.
Plays too high, and does not yet understand pad level for playing on line.
Still learning how to use his hands, and has limited moves down low.
Has added some bulk, and it has slowed him down.
Still learning, and may need some developmental time on the next level.
Has not become a stellar pass rusher, but does get behind the line to make plays in the run game.
May be limited to a two down DE until he has developed more.
Final Overview
Hall is heavy on potential, but he is very raw at this point, and the trap would be to draft him on a reach because of the potential alone. He is a make it or bust player, who has the motor and drive to succeed, but he has a very long way to go to become a major starter on a good football team as a pro. He will likely have to have his entire game worked over to become ready, so expecting much of him in year one would be a major mistake.

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