Breece Hall (RB) Iowa State
Le’Veon Bell/ Matt Forte
Showcased workhorse potential in three seasons with the Cyclones. As the starter in 2020, rushed 279 times for 1,572 yards (5.6 ypc) and chipped in 23 receptions for an additional 180 yards, and totaled 23 touchdowns. Performed even better as a junior, taking 253 totes for 1,472 yards, 20 rushing TDs, and contributed another 36/302/3 through the air.
Hall consistently stood out in all areas of the game and has an all-around skill set that matches up very well with today’s spread offenses in the NFL.
- Elite speed is indicated by posting a 97th-percentile 40-yard dash and speed score at the Combine. 5 of his 56 career TDs at Iowa State came from 75-plus yards.
- Fluid pass-catcher and pass protection skills are indicative of a three-down pro prospect.
- Posted a 94th-percentile burst score and has the vision and shiftiness to consistently break off big chunk plays.
- Hall’s 116.85 Speed Score was the second-highest of any skill position player at the Combine.
- Has the frame, size, and experience to be an effective NFL workhorse.
- Plus pass-catcher and short-yardage option.
- Stayed healthy at Iowa State but compiled nearly 600 touches in the past two seasons.
- Immediate production could be hampered if he has to improvise or compensate behind a poor offensive line.
- Will need to improve decisiveness in the backfield against faster NFL defenders
- Could be forced into a committee backfield if he slips out of the top-40 picks.
One of the biggest winners from the Combine, Hall fortified his pre-workout opinions of being the top running back of the 2022 draft class. He has the skill set to develop into a stellar three-down stud with plus pass-catching skills. Should be an immediate candidate to exceed 50 targets.
Landing with a creative play-caller would be a plus as Hall has the speed, power, and hands to develop into an RB1 if he wins the starting job in camp. A sure-fire top-3 rookie-only pick, Breece Hall’s Combine showing improved his dynasty stock and he should see his start-up dynasty ADP rise into overall RB2 territory overall.
Hall opened as the +200 favorite to be the first running back selected in the 2022 NFL Draft and that line quickly was bet down to -110. That’s a good indicator that there’s a solid consensus that Hall is viewed as the top option in a surprisingly deep class of ball-carriers. The only question now is when will teams be willing to pull the trigger?
Expect Hall to go anywhere from the late part of the first round to (more likely) the first 10 picks of Round Two.