A former Centennial High football standout should hear his name called here in a few weeks once the 2019 NFL Draft gets underway in Downtown Nashville.
Missouri wide receiver Emanuel Hall, a 2015 graduate of the high school, is in the midst of the draft process, and is attracting attention from a wide array of NFL teams.
Alex Schiffer of the KC Star reported that Hall is visiting with the Chicago Bears this week, as well as the local Tennessee Titans.
In late March, Justin Melo of SB Nation’s Music City Miracles spoke with Hall via phone, and said he had a private workout with the Houston Texans and visited with the Dallas Cowboys.
Eric Edholm of Yahoo! Sports noticed he attended the Kansas City Chiefs’ local pro day last Friday.
In March, Tony Pauline of Draft Analyst noted Hall was garnering interest from the Detroit Lions, New Orleans Saints and Miami Dolphins at his pro day, and that the New York Jets were also sending in great interest.
Hall is projected as a Day 2/early Day 3 prospect, respected for his speed, athleticism and, in particular, threat as a downfield option in the passing attack.
He put on a show at the NFL Combine in March, notching a place in the record books for his broad jump and burning up the 40-yard dash.
NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein compared him to pro receiver Mike Wallace and said he has a chance to become an NFL starter.
One-trick pony at Missouri with impressive turbo boost to rocket past cornerbacks and take the top off of defenses. Hall’s transition into the NFL could be slowed by the challenge of physical press corners with good top-end speed, but his athleticism and short-area quickness should allow him to counter as a three-level route-runner with more exposure to an NFL route tree. It could take time, but he has the size and speed to become a low-volume, high-impact WR2/WR3.
Hall will know where he winds up playing for his first professional team in on April 25-27, when the draft selections commence.
Today’s #NFLDraft prospect to watch is Missouri WR Emanuel Hall (6-3, 200 lbs).
Hall finished last year with 37 receptions for 828 yards (22.4 ypc) and six TDs. pic.twitter.com/UYqRELash0
— BJ Kissel (@ChiefsReporter) April 6, 2019
Photo from Christina Long of Mizzou Athletics.