Rashard Hall: Video Highlights for the Former Clemson FS
Rashard Hall started in 39 games over the course of his college career at Clemson.
The 6'1", 201-pound safety was a focal point of the Tigers' secondary, yet the All-ACC second team athlete is projected to find a home somewhere near the end of the draft.
Keep in mind that there is no science to the NFL draft, and we've seen stars emerge from the later rounds before.
The following video highlights will help shed light on some of the key characteristics that make this former Clemson safety worth a pick.
Reading the Quarterback
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Rashard Hall has the natural instincts required to sit deep as a single-high safety and react to the quarterback.
Here you'll see Miami's Jacory Harris try to take a shot deep, delivering the ball to the outside shoulder of his target.
Fortunately for Clemson, they have a safety sitting in the middle of the field who makes a great read on the play. Hall's quick judgement allows him to pursue the deep route in time, ultimately leading to the easy interception.
Jumping the Route
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We already know that Hall has good vision when it comes to recognizing a quarterback's intentions.
Here we see a designed quick pass with three receivers running routes off to the left. Hall watches the quarterback move through his progressions and lock on a target out wide.
At that point, the Clemson safety immediately jumps the route and takes the ball to the house for the easy score.
Special Teams Play
In the later rounds of the NFL draft, teams are looking to find a diamond in the rough, but traditionally end up rounding out their roster while adding some value to special teams.
Even if Rashard Hall doesn't develop into a starting safety at the next level, he'll certainly be able to contribute on special teams.
You'll notice here that he's able to fly down the field on the kickoff and go basically untouched before laying a serious hit on the Georgia Tech return man.
Physical Near the Line of Scrimmage
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Rashard Hall doesn't mind getting physical at the line of scrimmage, making the most of his size and strength.
South Carolina's Bruce Ellington finds out firsthand just how physical Hall can be as he tries to put a casual block on the Clemson safety.
Defense to Offense on Interceptions
Rashard Hall has had his fair share of interceptions during his tenure at Clemson, reeling in an impressive six as a freshman and a total of 13 over all four seasons.
One common trend on a lot of these plays is his ability to instantly flip the switch from defense to offense once he forces the turnover.
Despite the poor decision to pitch the ball while getting dragged to the ground here, he still makes a few athletic moves to shake the defense and push the ball upfield.