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Washington Redskins 2016 Draft Profiles: Deiondre Hall, CB

Hogs Haven takes a look at 2016 NFL Draft prospects that could contribute to the Redskins.

Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Deiondre Hall, CB
School: Northern Iowa | Conference: Missouri Valley
College Experience: Senior | Age: 21
Height / Weight: 6-2  / 199 lbs
Projected Draft Status: 4th Round
NFL Comparison: Charles Tillman

College Statistics

Year School Conf Class Pos G Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
2012 Northern Iowa Missouri Valley FR CB 11 16 13 29 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 Northern Iowa Missouri Valley SO CB 13 38 19 57 6.5 3 2 68 34 1 5 0 0 0 0
2014 Northern Iowa Missouri Valley JR CB 14 49 24 73 3.5 0 5 75 15 1 6 0 0 0 0
2015 Northern Iowa Missouri Valley SR CB 14 58 24 82 5.5 0 6 100 16.9 2 4 0 0 0 3

Player Overview

Deiondre Hall is one of the longest cornerbacks in this draft. Length for a cornerback is a bid deal nowadays as NFL receivers get bigger and more athletic. The "bigger" secondary players are viewed as valuable commodities not only because of their length but because of their size as well. At 6'2'' Hall is a cornerback that checks those physical boxes. Perhaps what will be most impressive for teams aside from Hall's size is his competitive fire, and no back-down attitude. He's a very confident guy. He also displays versatility having played cornerback, safety, and some linebacker while at Northern Iowa. Hall has good ball skills recording 13 career interceptions at UNI but he does require some coaching up with his discipline and patience. 

Like most players with his competitive spirit he is aggressive and goes after the ball in the air and on the ground but he can be exposed due to lack of patience and discipline. He can bite hard on fakes by taking false steps and has some tightness when trying to run stride for stride with faster receivers. When he gets to the ball in the air though he can win and finish he took four INTs back for touchdowns in his career.


  • Aggressive ballhawk not just in theory but in practice. Plays with confidence.
  • Excellent length and size.
  • His best fit is likely at corner but he had success playing safety as well at UNI could be a position-versatile player.
  • Doesn't back down and plays with great effort, passion, and grit. Got an A+ in trash talk and competitiveness at the Senior Bowl.
  • To the above point not afraid to challenge big and fast receivers from higher level programs, he plays with a chip on his shoulder.
  • Not afraid to come up in run support. He is decisive and tackles with purpose, has a high level of production there too.
  • Dominated in a lower level conference.


  • Overly aggressive at times mistiming breaks, tackles, or jumps.
  • Doesn't have elite play speed and testing confirmed it.
  • Needs to build a little more quality mass especially if a move to safety is in the cards for him.
  • Struggles to get back into position and recover if beaten off the line of scrimmage.

Let's see his work:

Combine Results

How He Would Fit on the Redskins

I think the Redskins could always use a 6'2'' cornerback that plays aggressively and isn't afraid to tackle. There is a lot of talk about Hall being a potential Seahawks target because his size, length, and athletic ability meet their thresholds. I wonder if that is a McCloughan implementation and if the Redskins will use this "threshold" this year when selecting a cornerback. I don't think Hall is a slot corner. He is best used on the outside and he may have trouble seeing much action outside of special teams behind Culliver, Breeland, and Blackmon. I'm not sure he is the best prospect to move to safety either despite him having some experience playing center field but it could be an interesting move if he could catch onto the system. He also provides size at the position for the future. At minimum Hall provides good depth at the position and the Redskins add a tough, aggressive, player that isn't afraid to fly downfield and make tackles on special teams. This is probably the best scenario for Hall as I don't think he's ready to be thrown in the fire just yet. He's the type of player who's natural talent can go a long way if given the time to develop.