Hall Works Out for NFL Scouts Thursday

Hall Works Out for NFL Scouts Thursday

By Philip Sikes // Athletic Communications

Rod Hall, the wide receiver?

By now you’ve heard that NFL scouts got wind of his film from Laney High School, where he starred as a two-sport athlete.

After focusing his talents on basketball — which ultimately led to a four-year run at Clemson as starting point guard — it’s the gridiron that’s drawn the most attention this week for the humble Hall.

First time on a football field in four years, and Hall runs a hand-timed 4.55 40-yard dash? Surely a hoax.

Think again.

Not a hoax. Clemson point guard Rod Hall ran 4.55 40 on workout for 6 NFL scouts today. Faster than 23 of the 46 DBs at NFL combine on Feb.

— Tim Bourret (@TimBourret) April 23, 2015

Hall worked out Thursday at Clemson’s indoor football facility in front of scouts from Baltimore, Buffalo, Carolina, Cleveland, Kansas City and New Orleans. And as Clemson’s longtime football communications director noted, Hall’s time was better than several defensive backs that participated in the NFL Combine earlier this year.

Following a short shuttle drill, Hall ran routes and caught passes for several minutes. He only dropped one the entire workout, which lasted about an hour. He finished with some defensive back drills, but shut it down when his hamstring tightened up.

The Clemson support was strong for one of the program’s most respected players. Head Coach Brad Brownell and his staff, basketball office workers, and teammates Austin Ajukwa and Josh Smith all poked their heads in to check him out in action.

Crazy day in Tigertown. Several NFL teams on campus to workout our guy @ripdee2010 FYI he did well!

— Coach Brad Brownell (@Coach_Brownell) April 23, 2015

It’ll be a whirlwind few weeks for Hall, who graduates May 8. While basketball at the next level is certainly a primary option, it now appears he could have a decision to make if the scouts liked what they saw on the football field Thursday.