NFL Draft Steals (Pt. 1)

  • P.J. Hall

Height: 6’1”

Weight: 311 lbs

Hall was drafted in the second round of the 2018 draft by the Oakland Raiders with the 57th overall pick. Throughout his college career, he has amassed some very surprising numbers for a Defensive Tackle.  Hall holds the FCS record with the most career tackles for loss, has 4 interceptions and 29 pass breakups, he also amassed 37 sacks in his college career.  His stats are eerily similar to only one NFL Defensive Lineman, Cameron Jordan. These players are very similar in build and play style, they can both get after the Quarterback but also occasionally drop back into coverage on specific defensive schemes and packages. At the 57th pick, the Raiders got a steal by selecting Hall.

Grade: A

Reshad Jones #2/3 in top 3 Underrated Corner or Safety


Reshad Jones  SS    Height: 6’1”  Weight: 214 lbs  Age:28

Reshad Jones is one of the best Safeties (statistically) in the NFL with 135 tackles,  2.0 sacks, and 5 ints.  Jones is entering his 7th year in the NFL, he will be the Dolphins ”Veteran” in the defensive backfield, with the average age of the Dolphins secondary being 24. The Defensive Coaches are hoping he can mentor there young starters, and also put up the big numbers he accumulated last season. The Dolphins addition of Byron Maxwell should put some of the pressure off of Jones to make all the plays in the secondary.

Top Three: Most Underrated Safeties and Corners in the NFL in 2015-16 (1/3)

imagesRon Parker:  Height:6’0”  Weight: 206  Age:28  #38  SS

Parker in the 2015-16 season compiled some head-turning statistics. He was able to exceed every other cornerback and Safety with 5.0 sacks and two of those during a 44-10 victory vs Detroit in November. He was also able to scrape together 78 tackles,3 picks and 1 ff, which for a Strong Safety are some great numbers. Ron is in one of the most overlooked defenses in the NFL with Eric Berry,Donteri Poe,Marcus Peters, and Tamba Hali. In the 2016-17 season, Ron will be a 3rd string LCB and is going to be Primarily used as a relief corner to give someone like Marcus Peters a break.