NFL Draft Analyst Daniel Jeremiah likes what he sees out of Sam Houston State defensive lineman P.J. Hall, and said recently the former FCS standout reminded him of arguably the best defensive lineman in the NFL.
Speaking on the Move the Sticks podcast recently, Jeremiah highlighted a few small-school prospects he likes from the non-FBS ranks, and Hall's name came up.
"He's just over six feet, 308 (pounds), but he is explosive," Jeremiah said on the podcast. "He can play up and down the line, he's got a little, you know, it's sacrilegious to say, but he's got a little Aaron Donald to him. He's like the small-school Aaron Donald. He is dynamic, twitched up, a very productive player."
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It's high praise for the defensive lineman, who Jeremiah has a third-round grade on. Hall finished his collegiate career with 284 total tackles (160 solo), 86.5 tackles for loss, 42 sacks, 9 forced fumbles and 14 blocked kicks. He finished his time at Sam Houston State with a 60-tackle, 19-tackle for loss, 6-sack season as a senior.
Hall is well-liked by most analysts. He's the No. 3 FCS draft prospect per NFL.com's Lance Zierlein's rankings, and is the No. 13 overall defensive tackle by NFL Draft Scout, a projected 4th-round pick.