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Derick Hall
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What Are Derick Hall’s 4 Best NFL Team Fits?

  • Ryan Fowler
  • April 18, 2023
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A powerful edge rusher and a standout at this year’s Senior Bowl, Auburn’s Derick Hall provides a throwback style of approach to a position that has continued to modify in today’s NFL. A bull rusher by nature whose strength in the ground game will present him with snaps right away, here are a few of my favorite fits for Derick Hall’s game.

Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers need more juice off the edge. While T.J. Watt will continue to challenge for DPOY awards as long as he’s healthy, Hall’s ability to reestablish the line of scrimmage would free up space for Watt on the other side. Alex Highsmith remains in town, but you can never have enough guys that understand how to push the pocket. If Hall is able to finetune his repertoire, he’ll have success for a long time. 

New Orleans Saints

Cam Jordan is still chugging along, but the team fell flat on Marcus Davenport and the Payton Turner experiment doesn’t look to be going well, either. An advanced run defender that has no issue setting the edge, Hall learning under Jordan will raise his performance ceiling quickly. 

Los Angeles Rams

Going from hero to zero has been the story of the last 14 months for Los Angeles after winning the Super Bowl. Seemingly every core member of the roster is gone, and talent is needed in waves. Hall is an add both toward the now and for future campaigns. 

New York Giants

With Dexter Lawrence, Leonard Williams, Kayvon Thibodeaux, Azeez Ojulari already on the roster, throwing Hall into the mix as a rotational piece could see him thrive from day one. In a potentially dominant defensive front, Hall could serve as a DPR or compete for snaps over Ojulari in camp this summer. Hall is extremely nuanced in maneuvering his way around the pocket and is rarely muscled away from bodies in the ground game. Defensive coordinator Wink Martindale would have a field day with Hall along his front four.