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Default Selection 7:216 Andre Hal CB

ANDRE HAL | Vanderbilt 5103|188 lbs|4SR 5/30/1992 (age 21)

MEASUREABLES Arm: 30 1/2 | Hand: 08 5/8 | Wingspan: 74 1/8

COMBINE 40-YD: 4.53 | 10-YD: 1.57 | BP: 15 | VJ: 35 1/2 | BJ: 09’11” | SS: 4.27 | 3C: 7.14

STRENGTHS: Balanced athlete with quick, coordinated feet to click-and-close in a hurry…smooth hips and transitional quickness…good feel in single coverage and understands how to use the sideline to his advantage…good vision and anticipation with trained eye use to quickly find the ball…nice job elevating to play the ball with timing and confidence…fierce tackler for his size and takes proper angles in run support…good play speed and won’t play tentative…excellent competitive nature with the ball is in the air…high effort on the field and off with strong leadership traits – known as a film junkie…experienced KR, averaging 23.1 yards per return with one career ST score…two-year starter (26 career starts) with 37 passes defended, earning Second Team All-SEC honors the past two seasons.

WEAKNESSES: Average-at-best size with shorter arms and smaller hands…too easily eliminated by blockers and will be out-matched vs. bigger WRs…lacks the power to consistently finish, too often sliding off the ballcarrier and struggling to break down in space – will be trucked by aggressive ballcarriers…lacks ideal speed and struggles to recover after a false step…will get his hips turned and needs to do a better job controlling his momentum and anticipating route paths…needs to improve his body position to better make plays on the ball, going through targets with too much hands-on contact…gets caught with his eyes stuck in the backfield too long, causing him to be late to react to his man…mostly off-coverage in college and wasn’t asked to jam at the LOS.

SUMMARY: A three-star CB recruit, Andre “Dre” Hal committed to Vanderbilt prior to his senior year in high school, choosing the Commodores over Nebraska and Louisiana Tech. He provided depth behind Casey Hayward as a freshman and sophomore, spending most of his time on special teams at KR. Hal became a full-time starter in 2012 as a junior, taking over for Hayward, and set career-bests in 2013 as a senior with 49 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, 18 passes defended and three interceptions, earning Second Team All-SEC honors the past two seasons. Hal lacks imposing size or length for the position, something that shows up in run support and in coverage when pushed around by more physical receivers. It’s easy to appreciate his aggressive, competitive nature when the ball is in the air, showing very good sideline and overall field awareness, but he needs to improve his eye discipline to keep track of his man while also keeping tabs on the quarterback. Hal lacks the physical traits to be a consistent NFL starter, but his tough, confident approach to the game should keep him on a roster and allow him to help in dime situations – third day draft pick who has depth written all over him.

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STRENGTHS: Balanced athlete with quick, coordinated feet to click-and-close in a hurry. Smooth hips and transitional quickness. Good feel in single coverage and understands how to use the sideline to his advantage. Good vision and anticipation with trained eye use to quickly find the ball. Nice job elevating to play the ball with timing and confidence. Fierce tackler for his size and takes proper angles in run support. Good play speed and won?t play tentative. Excellent competitive nature with the ball is in the air. High effort on the field and off with strong leadership traits. Known as a film junkie. Experienced kick returner, averaging 23.1 yards per return with one career special teams score. Two-year starter (26 career starts) with 37 passes defended, earning Second Team All-SEC honors the past two seasons.WEAKNESSES: Average-at-best size with shorter arms and smaller hands. Too easily eliminated by blockers and will be out-matched vs. bigger receivers. Lacks the power to consistently finish, too often sliding off the ballcarrier and struggling to break down in space. Will be trucked by aggressive ballcarriers. Lacks ideal speed and struggles to recover after a false step. Will get his hips turned and needs to do a better job controlling his momentum and anticipating route paths. Needs to improve his body position to better make plays on the ball, going through targets with too much hands-on contact. Gets caught with his eyes stuck in the backfield too long, causing him to be late to react to his man. Mostly off-coverage in college and wasn?t asked to jam at the line of scrimmage.--Dane Brugler

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Never heard of him, but the guy at BRB likes him- http://www.battleredblog.com/2014/4/...-corner-in-the
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developmental nickel corner with return ability.
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Kick returner and a CB and supposedly a fierce player. Sounds good for the 7th round.
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The Film Room: Why Vanderbilt's Andre Hal Is The Best Corner In The 2014 NFL Draft

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Default Re: Selection 7:216 Andre Hal CB

Looks like a nickely guy and returner.

Good speed, not afraid to come up and hit someone...Which is something Brice McCain's soft ass would never do.
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As long as he doesn't have to line up against Mike Evans and the likes, he'll be fine.

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http://www.battleredblog.com/2014/4/...-corner-in-the

We may have gotten a steal...
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Yeah, these guys LURV him. I mean, seriously.

Hopefully, he's as good as they think he is.
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Oops, did not mean to post this when another topic popped up ahead of it. Mods, please delete/merge.
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Boy, his "weaknesses" are exactly what you WOULDN'T be looking for in a CB these days........not even as a nickle. Hope he's assigned ST return status.
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Sounds like tail end cb, but prolly more interested in KR duties for him.
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Boy, his "weaknesses" are exactly what you WOULDN'T be looking for in a CB these days........not even as a nickle. Hope he's assigned ST return status.
Don't sell him short. This kid can ball. Great value here.
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Boy, his "weaknesses" are exactly what you WOULDN'T be looking for in a CB these days........not even as a nickle. Hope he's assigned ST return status.
Yeah, I'm not sure about this one unless he likes the kick returning abilities of the guy. But whatever. He's a Texan now.
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Default Selection 7.216: Andre Hal

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Yeah, I'm not sure about this one unless he likes the kick returning abilities of the guy. But whatever. He's a Texan now.
Can't get too mad at a 7th round pick. They all have their warts.

This guy is a competitor and he managed to lock down Moncrief this season. The 3rd round pick the Colts drafted.
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Don't know much about him but from what is written, C+ grade.
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Default Re: Selection 7:216 Andre Hal CB

Know this prospect well, 1st team all sec CB. Professional approach, no nonsense but is athletically limited which you would expect in the 7th. Good kid, know he will give it his best shot to make the roster should be fighting for a spot if he can stay healthy.
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