Michael Hall Jr.
Michael Hall Jr.  DT  Ohio State | NFL Draft 2024 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Michael Hall Jr.
Height
6-3
Weight
290
College
Ohio State
Position
DT
Class
Junior
Home town
Streetsboro, OH
84.6/100
Player Rating
16
PositionRank (DL)
4.78
FortyYD Time
Sacks
1.5
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
24
Sol tackles
9

Michael Hall Jr. DT Ohio State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Michael Hall Jr. DT Ohio State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

SUB-POSITION: DT 3-TECH
Last Updated: 03/18/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.78 seconds (97%*)
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
Measurables:
Height: 6-3 (48%*) Weight: 290 (15%*)
Hands: 10 (54%*) Arm: 33 1/2 (57%*) Span: 81 2/8 (73%*)
Forty: 4.78 (P) (97%*)
Broad: 111 (P) (83%*)
Bench: 25 (P) (34%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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SUB-POSITION: DT 3-TECH
Last Updated: 03/18/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.78 seconds (97%*)
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-3 (48%*) Weight: 290 (15%*)
Hands: 10 (54%*) Arm: 33 1/2 (57%*)
Span: 81 2/8 (73%*)
Forty: 4.78 (P) (97%*)
Vertical: Broad: 111 (P) (83%*)
Bench: 25 (P) (34%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 84.6 / 100
Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
81%
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Tackling:
67%
Pass Rush:
92%
Run Defense:
77%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 3rd
Overall Rank: #82 Position rank: #16
College Games: 27 College Snaps: 698
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 83/100
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 97 Stars 247 RATING: 97/100
Grade: 4 Stars 4 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.9 (97%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Levi Onwuzurike - Washington
83%
DeMarvin Leal - Texas A&M
81%
Zachary Carter - Florida
81%
Draft Profile: Bio
Michael Hall Jr., a standout from Streetsboro High School, caught the eyes of scouts nationwide, earning a 4-star recruit status from ESPN and 247 Sports. Opting for Ohio State amidst considerable recruitment interest, Hall Jr.'s collegiate journey was marked by consistent growth and development.

Starting his freshman year in 2021, he saw limited action in 4 games, managing 2 tackles and adding 3 quarterback hurries from 35 snaps. The following year, his role expanded significantly, participating in 11 games, where he tallied 11 tackles, 3 assists, and an impressive leap to 16 total pressures, including 5 sacks, from 250 snaps.

In his junior year, Hall Jr. solidified his defensive prowess over 11 games and 368 snaps, contributing 14 tackles, 6 assists, and enhancing his pass rush impact with 26 total pressures, showcasing a notable ability to harass quarterbacks with 19 hurries and 2 sacks.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Exhibits quick off-the-mark agility and effective footwork, making him a formidable force against offensive maneuvers.
  • Possesses significant upper-body strength and reach, enabling him to effectively engage and push back against offensive linemen.
  • Demonstrates a high motor and reactive hand-fighting skills, essential for disengaging from blockers and impacting the play.
  • Capable of executing a powerful bull rush, supplemented by a diverse set of pass-rush moves, indicating a versatile defensive skill set.
  • Shows potential in developing more sophisticated techniques, like the club-by move, hinting at a high ceiling for growth in pass-rushing proficiency.
  • Recognized for his explosive first step and ability to disrupt plays, contributing to his role as a key defensive playmaker.
  • Agile enough to navigate twists and stunts effectively, showcasing his adaptability and tactical understanding of defensive schemes.
  • Utilizes his explosive power and quickness to generate significant pressure on the quarterback, highlighting his impact in pass-rush situations.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Has a body type that doesn't ideally fit traditional defensive positions, posing challenges in finding the optimal role at the NFL level.
  • Needs to improve hand placement and technique to maximize effectiveness against offensive linemen and in rush situations.
  • Struggles with recognizing and reacting to blocking schemes in a timely manner, which can lead to being outmaneuvered.
  • Conditioning concerns have been noted, with a tendency to diminish in effectiveness towards the latter stages of games.
  • Faces difficulties in consistently shedding blocks, especially when facing double teams or sophisticated offensive schemes.
Scouting Report: Summary
Michael Hall Jr.'s trajectory at Ohio State underlines a defender on the rise, bringing to the table an intriguing mix of quickness, power, and technique. His ability to explode off the snap and disrupt plays in the backfield has made him a nuisance for offensive lines, showcasing the high motor and pass-rush versatility coveted by NFL teams.

Hall's developmental arc, however, isn't without its hurdles. His tweener size and occasional lapses in block recognition signal a need for a tailored role at the next level, potentially as a 3-technique in a 4-3 scheme or an interior presence in a hybrid defense. Questions about his endurance and consistency against the run must be addressed, ensuring he can sustain performance levels through the grind of an NFL season.

As pro teams delve deeper into Hall's tape, they'll find a player with the foundational traits of an impact defender: quick hands, agile movement, and the relentless pursuit of the quarterback. The key for Hall will be to harness these attributes consistently, enhancing his technique and situational awareness. If he can navigate these adjustments, Hall's transition to the NFL promises not just a roster spot but a significant rotational role, with the potential to develop into a cornerstone defensive lineman.

Michael Hall Jr. percentiles vs other Defensive Tackles (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Michael Hall Jr. (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
64.1
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
16.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.