Is still developing in the pass game, is a bit of a waist bender and struggles to consistently keep his base under him on his kick-slide. Gets really overextended with his footwork at times and struggles to generate the same type of power on his punch as he does in the run game. Gets his hands outside the frame of defenders too often and doesn’t possess the balance or power to consistently stonewall defenders on the play. Works hard to stay on blocks but isn’t a real Velcro guy and will struggle to maintain balance when asked to mirror through contact. Possesses average range off the edge when asked to reach speed, but looks better suited to play as a right-sided guy.
Impression: Lacks a ton of playing time and experience and still has a good bit of upside to his game. Needs to continue to add weight and tighten up his footwork, but the guy can be a very good run blocker as an in-line guy. Has the ability to play some right tackle or guard in the NFL and seems like someone who can make a roster as a rookie, develop as a reserve and with the right coaching could fight for playing time down the line."
Hall redshirted as a freshman in 2006 and didn't play in a game in '07. Hall moved over to the offensive side of the ball in 2010 and started all 13 games in a record season for the Cardinal.
It's easy to overlook his inexperience considering Stanford finished second in the nation with only six sacks allowed, but Hall has a lot to learn about the position. His natural athleticism has hidden many of his deficiencies. He still needs to tighten his footwork and add some weight. He does have the necessary upside and in-line blocking skills to get a shot in the mid-to-late rounds with the potential to blossom as a starting right guard or tackle.
Strengths: Has good flexibility out of his stance and can get into position while maintaining balance. Is very strong through his lower body and flashes the ability to jolt defenders off the snap. Former defensive lineman, has honed the ability to fire out low and gain initial leverage. Shows solid body control and balance when driving defenders off the ball in the running game and finishes blocks to the turf. Looks comfortable in the open field and can track down moving targets at the second level. Possesses the coordination and body control to break down in space and engage and seal linebackers. Has a long frame with plenty of room to add bulk. Is still developing after only one year as a starter, but has the natural athleticism to blossom into a contributor.
Weaknesses: Is just a first-year starter and lacks experience on the offensive line after moving over from defensive tackle. Does not anticipate blitzes and stunts naturally and works late when pressured from the outside. Has a tendency to bend at the waist in the passing game and reaches for edge rushers. Will overextend and lose balance in his kick-slide which dulls his punch and reduces his power. Struggles with hand placement and catches pass-rushers instead of using his long arms to lock out. Gets stretched out when trying to reach the edge and opens the door for counter moves inside. Limited laterally and fails to effectively mirror defenders. Lacks the bulk and powerful base to consistently win initial battles and allows pass-rushers to reroute and move past him while he regains balance."
Positive: Adequately sized offensive line prospect with limited upside. Strong at the point, displays good hand punch, and gets initial movement run blocking. Keeps his feet moving, works to stays square, and controls defenders once engaged at the point.
Negative: Bends at the waist, which adversely affects his balance and his ability to slide laterally. Marginal skills blocking in motion. Struggles to adjust.
Analysis: Hall is a late developing player who needs to improve his fundamentals but has the underlying ability to warrant a spot on a practice squad."
Negatives: Bends at the waist in pass protection... Can be beat by edge speed... Will lean and lunge into blocks and loses his balance... Doesn't redirect very well, overextends... Inconsistent hand placement, hands get too wide in pass protection... Needs to get stronger at POA... Former defensive lineman, raw."
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