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Player Profile: Breece Hall

Height: 6’1”

Weight: 220 lbs

School: Iowa State

NFL Comparison: James Conner

Why you’re drafting him…

Hall is the running back favorite for many to emerge as THE top back in the 2022 draft class, and for good reason. Sporting career stats of 718 carries, 3,941 rushing yards, 82 reception for 734 yards and 56 total touchdowns over 36 games… I mean, yeah, what’s not to like? One of my favorite things about him is how patient he is at the line. There aren’t many instances where he’ll take off with a full head of steam before the play has a chance to develop. He’s excellent in between the tackles, and while I’d expect a bit more contact balance from him, can easily make a man miss up front. He’s not the fastest running back in the world (EDIT: Hall ran a 4.39 40-yard dash. Turns out, he is FAST), but he’s far from slow and that’s all that matters. He most definitely can hit the big play and accelerate once he’s passed the line so I wouldn’t put too much worry around his (slight) lack of speed. Breece Hall could have a very high ceiling in the NFL.

Needs to improve…

However, with that high ceiling comes a fair amount of risk. I am unconvinced on his abilities as a blocker, which means he could struggle to find himself in a 3-down role early on in his career. His route-running is also pretty average for a running back these days and I don’t think he brings anything special with him to that aspect of the game. When it comes to the open field, he’s not the most shifty guy. He can make a guy miss but this aspect of his game definitely leaves a bit to be desired. All in all, Hall is a great running back but I’ll need to see more from him in the passing game as he enters his professional career.

Prediction for 2022 NFL Draft…

In most mock drafts, Hall is one of the first three running backs off of the board. There’s almost no scenario where a running back is drafted on day one (though Hall may have the best shot at that), but it’s safe to assume that Hall will be a day two pick at worst. My top predictions for where he’ll end up include Arizona, Miami and Atlanta in the 2nd round.

Dynasty fantasy football spin…

I’ve gone back and forth as to whether Hall or Isaiah Spiller would be my rookie RB1, and it’s been a difficult decision to make. I was leaning Spiller prior to the combine, but with Hall absolutely crushing all expectations and Spiller barely performing… well, Breece Hall is officially the RB1 (and 1.01) of our rookie rankings. There are Hall fans, there are Spiller fans and there are Walker fans, but one thing is for sure: you’ll need a very early pick to secure any of them for your roster.

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