Hall could turn into a productive player for the Carolina Panthers, but what should we expect from him?
If I had to guess, I would venture to say Carolina Panthers defensive end Daeshon Hall would like a do-over on his rookie season.
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A former Texas A&M Aggie, Hall was placed on injured reserve October 6 as a result of a knee injury that had been bothering him all season. It was a rather unceremonious end to a rookie season that saw him play only nine snaps in the season opener against San Francisco. However, with the defensive end position aging, the Carolina Panthers hope he can come back fully healthy.
As an Aggie, Hall had a tremendous career. Recording 158 total tackles, 14 sacks, and an interception, he was a defensive asset in College Station. His best season statistically came in 2015 when as a junior, he played in 13 games, notching 54 tackles, seven sacks, two pass deflections and two forced fumbles.
The Carolina Panthers hope that some of that playmaking ability will help their defense in their pursuit of excellence. With that in mind, what can we expect from Hall?
Per the most recent depth chart from OurLads.com, Hall is third on the right side behind Wes Horton and Mario Addison. Hall still has a mountain to climb in that regard but it is a necessary mountain, as he does not have a lot of experience playing at the professional level.
If I had to take a guess, he will appear in at least seven games and record at least 14 tackles. A slow start may be in his future as he gets re-acclimated to professional play, but I can see him making an impact once playing time is given. He has the speed to be able to be a disruptive force and complicate many offensive backfields.
Daeshon Hall has shown he has explosiveness, now he just needs to be able to put it all together in order to climb his way up the depth chart. By doing so, he will show that he is more than just a camp body.