PLAYER PROFILE: Bryce Hall, CB, Virginia

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BRYCE HALL

HEIGHT/WEIGHT/AGE

6-foot-1
200 pounds
22 years old

BIG PICTURE

Bryce Hall entered Virginia as a two-star recruit and leaves as a four-year starter. In fact, he may have stayed a year too long in the interest of maximizing his draft stock. Hall had two interceptions 21 passes defended and two forced fumbles as a junior, but his senior year ended after six games due to an ankle injury that kept him from running at the combine. Some question whether he’ll have the speed to hang at the next level, but Hall has been underrated before. He’s still a likely Day 2 pick.

COMBINE NOTABLES

11 bench reps (T-4th worst)

VIKINGS COMPATIBILITY RANKING

4 out of 5. The Vikings need corners, and they have a penchant for drafting from the ACC. Will Hall join Anthony Harris as the latest Virginia Cavalier in Minnesota’s defensive backfield?

HIGHLIGHTS
WHAT DRAFT EXPERTS SAY

Lance Zierlein, NFL.com: “Angular outside corner who uses instinctive footwork and long arms to close out and challenge a healthy percentage of throws. His backpedal and transitions are more functional than fluid and could be exploited by NFL route-runners and speedsters. His reactive quickness and ball skills fit nicely into zone-based coverages, allowing greater freedom to spy quarterbacks and squeeze short and intermediate throws. He can handle man coverage, but he needs protection over the top. Hall is a future starting cornerback but might garner attention at free safety at some point in his career.”

Joe Marino, Draft Network: “Hall is a long and physical corner with exceptional ball skills, but his quickness and agility are only average making him best suited for a zone heavy scheme in the NFL. While he isn’t a universal scheme fit, Hall profiles as a plus starter in the right role and his ability to make game-changing plays on the football certainly increase his appeal. Hall is an extremely competitive football player that also has exceptional football character. He should be a team leader and well-respected for his character and efforts in the community given his resume at Virginia. It would not surprise me to see Hall start early in his career, but definitely by Year 2/3.”

WHAT PFF SAYS

37 forced incompletions since 2018 (3rd)
Passer rating under 75 allowed last three seasons
6 dropped INTs in 2019 (last)

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