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Breece Hall Scouting Report



High School

Breece Hall played at Wichita Northwest High School in Kansas where he was ranked the 7th best player in the state by ESPN and the 2nd best player in the state by 247sports for the class of 2019. Hall was ranked a 3-star recruit according to ESPN and 4-star recruit according to 247sports. He was 2x First Team All-State and compiled 4,516 career rushing yards, including 2,127 yards and 29 touchdowns as a senior. He chose Iowa State over Baylor, Kansas, Kansas State, Michigan, Nebraska, and Tennessee.


College

Hall saw significant action as a true Freshman averaging 4.8 yards a carry for 897 yards and 9 touchdowns. He had his break out year in 2020 where he finished 6th in Heisman voting on a season where he averaged 5.6 yards a carry for 1,572 yards and 21 touchdowns. His 1,572 yards rushing led the nation. He was named 1st Team All-Big 12 and First Team All-American for the 2020 season. Hall was the Big 12 player of the year and the runner up for the Doak Walker award. In addition to his rushing ability, Hall has also seen some action in the passing game, where he has 46 receptions for 432 yards and 3 touchdowns over his two seasons.


Strengths

Hall posses great vision and patience at the line of scrimmage. He waits for his blocks to develop and then hits the hole with speed consistently. He has good change of direction ability and can make defenders miss. He has great acceleration and burst through the line of scrimmage. Hall is also a hard runner, often falling forward and getting those few extra yards out of the play.

Weaknesses

Hall isn't asked to run very many routes as a receiver. He also does not posses elite top end speed. Don't get me wrong, he is fast, but he can be caught from behind by defensive backs. He doesn't break many tackles physically, but does always fall forward. His great patience does sometimes come around to bite him as he occasionally takes too long to get going and gets hit at the line of scrimmage.


Film Score


Vision (4.5) - Hall poses good vision and patience which can be seen on this run against Oregon. He waits for the hole to develop and then explodes through the line of scrimmage consistently. He often finds the right hole and gets the most out of the play possible.


Collisions (4.0) - This play might not look like much, but Halls determination and refusal to go down is on full display. He doesn't break a lot of tackles but he always keeps his feet moving and squeezes out every last yard on the play.


Elusiveness (4.5) - Hall has great ability to make the defender miss. This run against Oklahoma show cases that ability to perfection. Hall turns a 5 yard loss into a first down by making multiple defenders miss. His change of direction and stop and start ability are excellent and he almost always makes the first defender miss in open field.


Explosiveness (4.5) - Hall has great acceleration which allows him to get to the second level easily. He has good speed to burst through the hole and to get the edge on the outside. His top end speed isn't anything spectacular and can be caught from behind as seen below, but he is by no means slow.

Receiving (3.5) - This is Halls "worst" skill. Although he still does it at a productive rate. He isn't asked to run many complex routes but he shows the ability to go up and make the tough catch. He can make the catch even when the ball is outside of the catch zone which can be seen on this play against Oregon.


*Blocking - This might not mean much to a fantasy owner, but check out this block Hall puts on the blitzing defender!

Outlook

Future fantasy owners should expect Hall to have an impact right away. He has shown that he is durable and can take the physical toll of being an every down back. I expect Hall to be one of the first running backs taken off the board in 2022 assuming there are no setbacks during his junior campaign. He has the ability to be efficient in the passing game even though he isn't asked to do it much in college. I expect his receiving ability to become much more refined once he finds himself on an NFL roster.

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