Carolina Panthers Draft: Is Bryce Hall a feast-or-famine prospect?
By Dean Jones
The Carolina Panthers need some cornerback reinforcements from the 2020 NFL Draft and Bryce Hall represents an intriguing proposition.
The Carolina Panthers have serious problems at the cornerback position. It would not be a shock to see the organization take one or two college prospects in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Virginia standout Bryce Hall is one of the enigmas of this year’s Draft and really tested well at the NFL Scouting Combine. But there is plenty of film to suggest that he is a real hit-or-miss prospect who represents a considerable gamble.
He recorded 20 tackles and four pass deflections during the 2019 season. But his lack of mobility really stood out at times. This was particularly evident with Hall’s film playing against Tamorrion Terry of Florida State early in the year.
Hall’s lack of speed is another big problem as he prepares to make the step up to the pros, as is his athleticism and this would make him more of a zone scheme prospect rather than someone who can lock down one side of the field efficiently.
At 6-foot-1, he is the perfect size for a cornerback. But he will need to make serious strides during the offseason to make a go of things. Especially when you consider there is not much leeway for the Panthers to go wrong again with just eight Draft selections to call upon.
Hall is a feast or famine player who is either going to be a massive success or become exposed in the pass-happy NFC South.