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Cowboys interested in Matt Hall OT Bellhaven

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by RS12, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Tony Pauline ‏@TonyPauline9m
    Just spoke with Matt Hall/T/Bellhaven in Atlanta Airport. He told me the Dallas Cowboys have been on him since October. Massive human.


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  2. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Matt Hall, OL, Belhaven

    Matt Hall is the best unknown secret in the NCAA. The former Arkansas/Ole Miss transfer is a monster. At 6’9 and 300 plus pounds he could be the strongest player in the draft. He is a huge gym rat and if he does get the chance to go to the NFL Scouting Combine, Hall could bench 225, 40 times. He is a monster in the gym and with that arm span you would think it would be harder, but he makes it look easy.

    How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

    I got offered from 4 schools in high school
    University of Arkansas
    University of Mississippi
    University of Missouri
    Florida State University

    Where did you choose and why?

    I commuted to Arkansas when I was a junior in high school because it was my Home state and I wanted to play for Coach Houston Nutt

    What were your goals for your senior year?

    My goals are to be the best player I can be and to get drafted.

    Have any scouts met with you, and if so what are they saying?

    Every team has been through Belhaven and they all say good things that I move well for a big guy can bend and can have potential.

    At your position, what separates you from the others?

    What separates me from the other players is defiantly size and strength I am one of the strongest tackles in the nation and it’s not bad when u also have the wingspan that I have.

    Tell us what you look for when breaking down film?

    When I break down film I always look at the opponents feet is he quick? Is he strong? Is he good with his hands? Does he show anything in his stance what’s his pass rush like? How does he play the run? Does he try and move you or stand up and look around for the ball.

    http://nfldraftdiamonds.com/draft-diamonds-prospect-interview-matt-hall-ol-belhaven/
  3. Corso

    Corso Well-Known Member

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    I don't hate it.
    Where is he expected to go?
  4. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    He's not :D

    Dallas could get him after the draft.
  5. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    He's the kind of guy some teams might throw a 7th round pick at.

    "The biggest obstacle in my life would be the trouble I got in at ole miss and you get into trouble but you learn from it and as long as u learn from it and are able to step back and learn something about life I think you will be able to handle it."

    I wonder what he did to get in trouble?
  6. Corso

    Corso Well-Known Member

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    Interesting. Why not throw a 7th at the guy?
    Aren't they supposed to end up with several 7th round picks from last year's free agents?
  7. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    OXFORD — Former Ole Miss offensive lineman Matt Hall was charged with some quite serious crimes over the weekend.

    Hall, 21, was arrested around 1:30 a.m. Sunday on the following charges, according to Oxford Police Department chief Mike Martin: DUI, simple assault, domestic violence, failure to yield and malicious mischief.


    About all I could find. I wonder if he has earlier talent and this contributes to his lower ranking or is he just going to be a journeyman.
  8. Questfor6

    Questfor6 Well-Known Member

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    Well we'll have about 7 picks in the 7th so we might as well use one on him
  9. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Matt Hall (OT, Belhaven) is a massive prospect at a listed 6'10". It's impossible not to feel a little dwarfed standing next to Hall, who is at least head and shoulders taller than most of his teammates. He is raw, though, like most small-school linemen and had trouble with speed-rushers throughout the week.

    Hall has the length and flashes of kick slide balance to still be worth a developmental grade by teams.

    An interesting prospect on display was Belhaven right tackle Matt Hall. The massive 6-foot-10, 320-pounder has some power to his game. He did better in run blocking than pass protection as West Virginia's Will Clarke gave him some problems with speed rushes that incorporated swim and spin moves. If Hall can show improvement over the course of the week, he could be an interesting developmental prospect.
  10. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    can't say anything about the domestic violence, but the rest sounds like a kid that went to a party, got drunk, and some other big dude probably pushed his buttons...
  11. KevinU

    KevinU Active Member

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    I like what I read, but this makes sense since the boys are broke.

  12. jobberone

    jobberone Save the Snow Leopard Staff Member

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    It's typical to throw the book at someone initially then let it unfold.
  13. jobberone

    jobberone Save the Snow Leopard Staff Member

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    His size makes you wonder about his feet. He's tall for a guard but it happens. If he can't play OT I wonder if he can play the 3. Or a 3-4 DE.
  14. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    He is a big boy, but very slow against fast quick linemen or linebakers, but if gets your hands on you, its over, however this could be a kid as good as Joe Jacoby was for the hogs way back and he was huge to, as # 75 watch him in film:



    video look for him in video about 11 minutes into video below
  15. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    if we could get him with a 7th great.
  16. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    I like his size, but Belhaven's completion is not much more than high school level. The SEC tape should give some ideal how much hope there is for him.

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