4) Bryce Hall
The Buffalo Bills’ secondary is in pretty good shape, if last year’s fourth-ranked pass defense is any indication. However, as has been the theme throughout this article, it never hurts to add quality depth where possible.
This is why we are choosing cornerback Bryce Hall as our last potential option for the Bills with their first draft pick in the second round. The belief is that he has the right tools to help in their zone defense.
Similar to Okwara, Hall had his Senior year cut short by injury. The thinking is he would make for a strong third round pick, but could be well worth a gamble for the Bills a round earlier.
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To get a true feel for Hall’s potential, it is better to look back on his Junior year with the Virginia Cavaliers. His play was highlighted by leading all college players with 21 pass defenses; he also had two interceptions.
In addition, the 22-year-old had career highs with 62 total tackles, 3.5 tackles for a loss, two sacks and a couple of forced fumbles. In fact his play was so good, there was even talk of him entering the draft a year early.
Hall has the size, strength and quickness to succeed. This combination cannot be stated enough when debating his ability to succeed in the NFL.
The Harrisburg, Pennsylvania native has a high IQ and is regarded as a quality character both on and off the field. His football smarts make him ideally suited to play in the Bill’s defensive scheme.
One of the main concerns will understandably be Hall showing that he has fully recovered from his ankle injury. In addition, despite his ability to get to the ball and break up passes, he needs to do a better job of actually snagging interceptions. (Somewhat ironic, when you consider he used to be a wide receiver.)
Overall though, there is plenty to like about Hall. If the Bills select him he should provide excellent depth at the cornerback position, with the upside to be a solid starter.
Which of our four options would you like to see the Buffalo Bills pick in the second round of the 2020 Draft? Or is there another player you would prefer they selected? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.