RD 3: Bryce Hall – Virginia
Poor tackling plagued the NY Giants cornerback group last season. The University of Virginia’s Bryce Hall represents an option to improve upon that in the draft, as Hall is one of the best fundamental tacklers at the cornerback position available in the 2020 draft.
Hall utilizes his excellent tackling skills and physicality well, making him excellent in run defense, something that also plagued the Giants’ secondary at times last season. Additionally, Hall is a strong defender in zone defenses, but the lack of elite athleticism can leave him exposed in man-to-man coverage situations.
With a solid combination of size and speed, Hall represents a player that could potentially be used as a hybrid cornerback/safety in new Giants defensive coordinator Patrick Graham’s defensive scheme. Graham is a proponent of using exotic blitz packages and is regarded as a coach who values player versatility that can be utilized in such schemes.
As such, Hall may represent a perfect draft pick to help compliment the core of Baker, Beal, Ballentine, and Haley at cornerback or the hybrid safety duo of Julian Love and Jabrill Peppers. If the NY Giants are interested in Hall, he should be available with the compensatory pick they have in the third round that was received when Landon Collins left as a free agent.