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Emanuel Hall: Burn or Be Burned with this 3 STAR Prospect

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Welcome to the 48 Report, a full working database including 48 of our favorite 2019 Draft Prospects. The key, however, is that we focus specifically on their ability to translate as fantasy football players. All players in the database have been/will be scored by 3 writers, and this is their article; explaining their aggregate score, as well as the score of their writer.

All categories are scored on a 1-5 scale; with 5 being the highest score a prospect can receive. The highest aggregate average scores a player can receive is 25. Articles will be posted January-April, all the way up to the draft. Ratings will be adjusted after the combine, based on measurables and after the draft, because as we all know: landing spot matters.

Emanuel Hall  (6’3, 195), Wide Receiver, Missouri

15.3 Aggregate Score (3 Star Prospect)

Hall is an intriguing prospect, but can be perceived as a one trick pony. However, that’s not exactly a bad thing. It’s okay to be really good at one thing or area of the game. Still, it’s also probably the reason he obtained a 3 star rating from the raters collectively. His speed is absolutely his calling card.

College Production

When I went to look this kid up, my jaw dropped. How can someone catch so few receptions and still rack up the yardage he did? I’d soon find out it was his ability to separate with 95% speed and 5% of everything else.

His most productive seasons were his junior and senior years. In 2017, he had 33 receptions for 817 yards and 8 TDs. In 2018 he had 37 receptions for 828 yards and 6 TDs. The big part of both of those seasons is that he averaged 24.8 and 22.4 yards per catch.

The bad part is that he could’ve had 1,000 yard seasons if he stayed healthy. He’s never played a full season which is very concerning.

YearGames PlayedReceptionsReceiving YardsYPC
2015 (Freshmen)6
8648
2016 (Sophomore)81930716.2
2017 (Junior)103381724.8
2018 (Senior)83782822.4

Speed/Acceleration: Aggregate Score: 4.6 (Personal Score: 5)

As Chris Traeger from Parks and Rec would say, “This LITERALLY is his best trait”. A little sad we all didn’t score him as a five in this category because he is definitely one of the burners in this class. He’s quick off the jump and has a dangerous acceleration which normally gives him all the separation he needs.

Route Running: Aggregate Score: 3.6 (Personal Score: 3)

His technique isn’t the best, but he’s OK when it comes to route running. A 3 is deserving because he was schemed for fly routes mostly due to his speed. I don’t think he was able to really flesh out his capabilities. Even if he can’t, he has to work on his breaks, stems and breakdowns.

Blocking: Aggregate Score: 1 (Personal Score: 1)

He got a one. Nothing to see here. He shows zero effort or care here.

Handwork/Positioning: Aggregate Score: 2.6 (Personal Score: 2)

He flashed this skill a little, but not much due to the fact that he continuously burned guys left and right. When he did utilize his handwork it was to slap a hand off of his shoulder or something before the ball was received. His positioning however, was great and he was right where he needed to be a lot of the time.

Athleticism: Aggregate Score: 4 (Personal Score: 4)

Again, something he flashed and also something I believe he will show a lot better at the next level. I like his size combined with his athletic ability and it will make him a great asset on the outside to help take the top off of the defense.

Conclusion: 2nd-Early 3rd

The more receivers I watch, the more he has fallen. Right now, I have him in my top 15 but his soft tissue injuries (groin and hamstring) are somewhat of a red flag. The hope for him here is that he ends up with a big armed QB. Most of his yardage was from the distance he covered previous to the catch not after. A big play threat with good hands and size who could be had for the cheap.

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