Injury History: Broken Left Leg/Dislocated Left Ankle: Required Surgery (2019)
Games Evaluated: 2019 Vs: Notre Dame, Pitt 2018 Vs: Miami (Fl.), NC State
Report By: Jacob Patterson
Deep Speed: 7.70
Hall displays good athleticism on tape. He shows the ability to click and close quickly. Film shows good flexibility in the upper body and lower body, especially in his hips. His change of direction ability is good but the dislocated ankle his senior season could hamper that moving forward. He is a rangy corner that shows the speed and acceleration need to cover just about any man he goes up against. Shows off excellent footwork although it could use refinement when going from jamming his man to opening up his hips and running with him downfield. The footwork in between gets sloppy at times. Explosive corner that closes the distance in a hurry.
COVERAGE ABILITY: 7.14
Man Press: 7.70
Man Off: 6.50
Hand Fighting: 7.30
Hips/Turn Ability: 7.10
Hall's coverage ability as a whole is very good. His length allows him to jam receivers at the line, resulting in the receiver getting pushed off of their route and not getting a good release. Hall is patient and disciplined in either press or off-man coverage. He is sticky in coverage and at times looks like he is smothering his man. Hall knows his assignments in zone coverage and defends his area of the field well. His physicality at the LOS in unique. He hand fights well and often times frustrate smaller receivers due to his length and size. His ability to open up his hips and run with his man downfield is good although the footwork in the transition can be sloppy and at times gets him off balance.
Closing Quickness: 7.80
Ball Skills: 7.60
Route/Play Diagnosis: 7.70
As mentioned before, Hall's closing quickness is good. He closes the distance quickly and smoothly. He has remarkable ball skills, whether it being him making a play on an incoming pass or just being aware of where the ball is in general. Good flexibility allows him to twist/turn to make a play on the ball when it’s in his area. He's physical with his man when trying to break up a pass which leads to incompletions. He is efficient at reading a play and watching the QB.
RUN SUPPORT: 7.73
Quickness Upfield: 7.80
Fight Through Blocks: 7.90
Hall is a physical corner and that shows up on tape immediately. Not a guy that is afraid to hit someone and shows that he is not a liability in run support. He gets upfield quickly once he diagnoses the play. His size and strength allows him not to get pushed out of the play by blockers. He is a good tackler that will lay the wood if given the chance. He is willing to assist against the run or be a cover corner. This gives him the advantage over some other CBs.
Above all Bryce Hall is a competitor. His toughness is well known on and off the field. He has been rehabbing the broken leg and dislocated ankle that he suffered his senior season. From a production standpoint, Hall checks almost every box. In his career, he has compiled 154 tackles, 9.5 TFL, 5 INTs, 38 PDs, 3 FF (2 FR) and 4 sacks. He is consistent and comes to play each game.
Hall's instincts are good and it shows. He knows where to be during the play and knows what to do in different situations. Hall stayed another year at UVA to hone his craft and become even more polished. He's a great leader and teammate. A welcomed athlete in the locker room.
Long, athletic CB that plays with physicality. Shows good versatility in his game from being able to play man/zone coverage, help in run support, or blitz the QB. Good tackler that shows good technique when doing so. Has seen and played in a variety of defensive packages and should be able to make the leap to an NFL defense without much problem. His size, length, and tackling ability could possibly get him a couple of looks at safety at the next level.
Ugly injury his senior season could raise red flags especially without team doctors being able to evaluate him. Needs to work on his transition from jamming to backpedaling and opening up. Footwork needs some work in that specific area.
Bryce Hall is everything you want in a cornerback. From his ball skills to his tackling, Hall is the complete package. With his 6-1 200lb frame, he has the size that the NFL is looking for in its cornerbacks. Hall plays with good physicality for a CB and has no problem putting his body out there to make a tough tackle. Hall could make an easy transition to safety and that may be where he ends up down the road but for now, he's doing pretty darn well at corner. Hall competes at a high level every game and never seems to take a play off. At times he does struggle with his footwork which can lead to a speedy receiver possibly getting the best of him sometimes. Currently, Hall is still rehabbing and coming back from his gruesome injury. Without team doctors being able to evaluate him, it could knock him down the board. Expect a small drop down draft boards due to this only. Hall is an exceptional athlete and CB.
PRO COMPARISON: Quincy Wilson
DRAFT POSITION: Late 2nd-Mid 3rd Round