Rankings

Player Display Name: 
P. J. Hall

Defensive tackle
School: Sam Houston State | Conference: D-IAA
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-0 / 280 | 40: 4.86 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
3.45
Projected Round
5th
Bio: 
Four-year starter who earned First Team All-Southland honors in each of those seasons. Tied for the team lead with 19 tackles for loss and made 60 tackles with 5.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one interception as a senior. Named Southland Defensive Player of the Year and led the conference with 24.5 tackles for loss and 11 sacks while leading Sam Houston State with three forced fumbles in 2016. Led the Southland with 10 sacks and led the team with 71 tackles and 18.5 tackles for loss while adding two interceptions and eight pass breakups as a sophomore. Named Freshman of the Year and led the conference with 24 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks and four forced fumbles in 2014 while making 93 tackles with one interception and eight PBUs.
Pos: 
Incredibly athletic defensive tackle prospect with big upside. Breaks down well, bends his knees and plays with outstanding leverage. Effectively uses his hands to protect himself and moves fluidly in every direction of the field. Consistently focused on by opponents, holds his ground against double-team blocks and shoots gaps to force ball carriers to reroute the angle of runs. Easily changes direction and immediately alters his angle of attack and displays a burst of speed in both a straight line as well as laterally.
Neg: 
Lacks size and bulk. Consistently out-positioned from the action. Must develop more moves to get off blocks. Has size limitations.
Analysis: 
Hall was ignored by scouts entering the season but played well as a senior and had a phenomenal week of Shrine Game practice before an incredible pro day. Size is a limiting factor, but Hall can line up as a three-technique tackle based on his athleticism and fundamentals.