Emanuel Hall, WR
School: Missouri | Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior | Age: 22?
Height / Weight: 6-1 / 201 lbs
Projected Draft Status: 3rd or 4th Round
NFL Comparison: Will Fuller / Dante Pettis
Former 3-star recruit Emanuel Hall committed to Missouri over schools like Kentucky, Ole Miss, and his hometown university Vanderbilt because of the relationship he established with the Missouri coaches during the recruiting process. Hall was always expected to be a big contributor in the Missouri offense but his career got off to a slow start. He only caught a few passes after playing in just 6 games his freshman season as the Missouri offense struggled but it wasn’t until his junior season that his production actually started reaching the level expected of him. Hall has always battled through injuries during his career but when he’s been on the field he’s been a factor for Missouri. This past season Hall lost his father unexpectedly and he used that as focus for when he returned to the field after his recurring groin injury and as motivation to test as well as he could at the combine. He did that and now is viewed as one of the best deep threats in the class if he can remain healthy.
- Good size, speed, length, quickness, and athleticism for the position.
- Very good quickness off the LOS and really nice first step. He sets corners up from the get go and takes advantage. Sells the route from the beginning and creates space. Obvious that he has worked on route running and takes the details seriously.
- Has a wide catch radius and good body control. Can make adjustments while tracking the ball in the air. Also a threat in the short passing game running after the catch. He has agility and quickness to make defenders miss.
- Has the athletic ability, speed, and acceleration to take the tops off defenses as a deep threat.
- Injury injury history featuring ailments to his shoulder, hamstring, and groin. He has never played a full season in his college career.
- More of a finesse receiver despite his size. He doesn’t body opponents using his frame to “box out” guys in the traditional sense.
- Not much of a contributor blocking for his teammates.
Let’s see his work:
Emanuel Hall out here making cornerbacks look silly. -CS pic.twitter.com/m9BKgblK1V— Scouts Elite NFL (@ScoutsEliteNFL) January 22, 2019
WR Emanuel Hall (Missouri, 6’2”, 200lbs). Big-time vertical threat; should test very well. Footwork at the LOS is fantastic. Hand-usage to fight of jams/press coverage is excellent, as well.— Jeremy Stevenson (@MyColtsAccount) February 28, 2019
No wasted movement in breaks; creates good separation as CBs overplay the deep ball. pic.twitter.com/HQqqH7Jn4E
On my 4th game of Emanuel Hall. Has impressed me in every one. Love how varied his releases are. How about this swim to get on top of the corner and then the finish? pic.twitter.com/t6Ma7j1ShJ— Jon Ledyard (@LedyardNFLDraft) November 19, 2018
How He Would Fit On The Redskins?
If the Redskins don’t strike it rich with Hollywood Brown or Parris Campbell as deep threats in the first couple of rounds Hall could be their next best opportunity to get that coveted deep threat the team may be looking for. While Hall admits that his favorite route is the go route he can do a variety of other things on the field as well. He can help the Redskins as a deep threat but also on quick passes where he can run after the catch. He hasn’t been red flagged medically during the process so far so I assume he is at full health. Still injury concerns are valid for Hall and if he is drafted by the Redskins it may be wise that he be used is a Desean Jackson type role. He will probably never develop much of a taste for being a more physical receiver so keeping him healthy and developing his other skills probably yields the most value in his career. Hall could provide that spark the team needs at WR that would benefit the WR group as a whole.