One name became a hot commodity throughout the Senior Bowl week in Mobile, Alabama.
That name is Daeshon Hall of Texas A&M.
Defensive End Daeshon Hall for the most part gets overshadowed by his counterpart Myles Garrett, who will most likely be the top overall selection in the 2017 NFL Draft. Hall showed flashes of his potential throughout the season but he garnered national attention during the all-star week practices.
Weight: 265 lbs
School: Texas A&M
Where Hall excels:
Daeshon Hall excels getting off the bus. He looks the part of a weakside defensive end. Hall has the length to combat offensive tackles. He is able to use a combination of footwork and hand usage to beat out blocks. Shows flashes of beating double teams.
The draft community has become obsessed with players who can bend the edge. Hall has shown some ability to do just that. Combine that with his ability to rip inside on offensive tackles, Hall can be an issue to stop on occasion.
Where Hall needs to improve:
While Hall looks the part of a defensive end, he will need to add to his frame. Added strength to his upper body will allow him to fight off blocks. He doesn’t have the ability to anchor down to hold position on run plays consistently enough.
Coaches will need to work with Hall on his technique at the next level. While he has some really attractive traits, Daeshon can be a project in other aspects. Hall will play too tall at times, which allows blockers to get to far inside on him. This becomes a problem when getting washed out of plays.
Should the Cowboys address defensive end on day one, Hall would be a good compliment to him. Situation-ally he can provide a boost to a team in desperate need of quarterback hunters. Hall showed versatility as a member of the Aggies, which would allow Rod Marinelli to move him around to take advantage of matchups. Hall is viewed as a day two prospect.