Deiondre Hall – DB – Northern Iowa
Strengths: Excellent frame with almost unheard of arm length for his size. Has quality speed and quickness to be able to keep up with receivers in both short area, and down the field. Great ball skills, and has good hands to capitalize. Strong tackler who doesn’t shy away from contact. Captain’s mentality and shows a team-first attitude. Excellent Special Teams player who has a knack for getting his hand on the ball.
Weaknesses: Concerns that he may have maxed out his frame. Mechanics need work, especially his feet. Plays very reactionary and doesn’t anticipate or show early recognition of what opponent is giving him. Doesn’t utilize the best angles to get after the ball carrier. Relies too much on his physical ability rather than understanding nuances of the game. Questions about competition level due to being an FCS player. Did not hold up well at the Senior Bowl.
The Fit: As I stated earlier, the Chiefs secondary needs some help. Fans have gotten accustomed to the team adding 2nd tier free agents at Safety to help provide depth, but I think the team is better served with a bit more long-term option. Deiondre Hall’s stock has dropped as a CB, but there are a number of scouts and analysts that think he may have a good future as a S. He’s got the size and range for the position, and the kind of ball skills that will frustrate QBs who aren’t properly prepared for him.
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