2. Deiondre’ Hall – CB, Northern Iowa
Hall was one of the most impressive players on the first day of 2016 Senior Bowl practice this week. Standing between 6-foot-1 and 6-foot-2, Hall has the ability to contend for balls in the air and boasts impressive reach at the line of scrimmage.
Here’s what Hall said about his game to the media this week:
"My length is a huge part of my game. At Northern Iowa we played a lot of press man, so that transition to the NFL … I wouldn’t be surprised if I am taken somewhere to play press man. I use my length. That’s one of my main strengths. At the point of attack, being able to be two to three yards away from a receiver and keep my hands on him is huge."
Hall has a knack for the big play, as evidenced by his six picks (two of which were returned for touchdowns) in just 11 games this season. Over the course of his four seasons, Hall accumulated 13 interceptions and four pick-sixes.
You can never have enough good cornerbacks in this league. The Patriots need an answer at the No. 3 spot, where they could deposit Logan Ryan if Hall panned out as a starter on the outside.
Hall will probably go in the second-third round range, so the Patriots might get a crack at him.
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