The Carolina Panthers added another receiver to the fold on Monday…
The Carolina Panthers are continuing to tailor their roster. This time, they added another weapon to Cam Newton’s disposal. Monday, the team signed University of North Alabama wide receiver Dre Hall to a free agent contract per multiple reports.
Hall was the team’s second-leading wideout in 2017. He played in 10 games, catching 32 passes for 381 yards and two touchdowns. He was also second on the team in scoring with 36 total points (six touchdowns). His best game of the 2017 campaign came in the Lions’ opener against Texas A&M Commerce. In that contest, he caught six passes for 94 yards and a touchdown. A 27-yard snag was his longest of the day.
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Hall has a very successful career at UNA winning several accolades. In 2015, he won First-team All-Gulf South Conference and Second-team Don Hansen All-Super Region 2 honors after catching 55 passes for 948 yards and 10 touchdowns.
2016 proved to be an even more successful season for Hall. He caught 80 passes for 1,179 yards and nine touchdowns. For his performance, the accolades came in bunches. He won First-team All-Gulf South Conference, Second-team D2CCA All-Super Region 2 and Second-team Don Hansen All-Super Region 2 honors, proving he has the talent to be successful.
While at UNA, he had 11 100-yard games in three seasons. His best game came October 22, 2016 against North Greenville. In that affair, he caught 10 passes for 162 yards, opening eyes in the process.
I like this signing for the Panthers. They have enough depth at the wideout position where if this signing does not work out, it will not hurt them. However, if Hall proves to be a serviceable player, this could be a tremendous signing for the Panthers. Measuring in at 6-foot-1 190 pounds, he has the body type to be able to play on the outside and be a red zone threat once he explodes off the line of scrimmage.
This is another low-risk high reward signing on the part of the Carolina Panthers. Best-case scenario is that he will be able to become another weapon for Cam Newton. Worst-case scenario, the Panthers have enough receivers to be able to cut him if he doesn’t work out.