Breece Hall

Breece Hall

Measurements
  • Height
    5110
  • Hand
    9 3/4
  • VJ
    40
  • Weight
    217lbs
  • Arm
    31 1/4
  • Speed
    4.39
RB Combine Averages
  • Height
    5105
  • Hand
    9 1/4
  • VJ
    34.75
  • Weight
    213lbs
  • Arm
    31
  • Speed
    4.55
Ben Elsner - Scout
Breece Hall
  • Overall Rank
    42
  • Position Rank
    1
  • Position
    RB
  • Age
    21.1 Years
  • Team
    IOWA ST

Stats

Year Games Played Carries Yards YPC TDs Misc. Stats
2019 11 186 897 4.8 9 23/252/1
2020 10 279 1572 5.6 21 23/180/2
2021 12 253 1,472 5.8 20 36/302/3

Build

Does he have prototype size? What is body type? What is growth potential?

Breece Hall has a strong build with better built upper body than lower body. A bit high-waisted with less built out lower body, especially below the knee. Hall has not sustained any major injuries in his career in CFB. Could add more weight in his lowers but doesn't need to.

  • Size
    7
  • Length
    7
  • Frame/Durability
    8
Grade 7.3

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Stays extremely patient behind the LOS with outstanding gap recognition and allows his blocks to develop before choosing his hole to commit to. Willing and able pass protector but could work on being the aggressor in the situation, staying up on his toes and not falling back on his heels. Consistent fight for extra yards on outside zone rushes. Outstanding second level diagnosis with ability to sift through space, regap and find space to use speed, burst and skill moves

  • Toughness
    7
  • Instincts
    8
  • Effort/Motor
    7
Grade 7.3

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Initial plant burst behind the LOS creates majority of his yardage. The additive comes with his long speed as he is able to cut off pursuit angles at top speed. With his patient running style, the ability to burst out of his slow-rolling approach brings value in outside rush situations. Can cause issues on inside rushes if there is initial pressure up the middle as shown in college. Has a tendency to run high and open himself up to chest contact. Needs to sink more in and out of his cuts but still shows value with his jump cut at the LOS and in open field. Play strength is shown with his upper body, but his leg drive can be suppressed.

  • Explosiveness
    7
  • Speed
    8
  • Body Control
    6
  • Flexibility/Bend
    5
  • Change of Direction
    6
  • Play Strength
    6
Grade 6.3

Technical

Does he have a refined skill set? Is he a projection or is his game developed enough to contribute early?

Breece Hall shines with his footwork behind the LOS and in space, allowing him to displace his body on arrival to a defender and continue up field with burst. His MYM ability and creating on his own happens most when given time and field to work with, which makes him a valuable asset in the receiving game. Aggressive pass protector who needs to refine his technique slightly into creating more contact rather than withstanding it. Runs simple route concepts with a majority of his receptions coming off screens, quick outs, dump offs and swing passes. Only 4 fumbles and 3 fumbles lost in his career.

  • Receiving Ability
    5
  • Ability to Create on Own
    6
  • Finishing Run
    5
  • Footwork
    7
  • Inside Run
    6
  • Outside Run
    7
  • MYM Ability
    7
  • Ball Security
    6
Grade 6.1

Grading Scale

  • 10
    Rare
  • 9
    Elite
  • 8
    Outstanding
  • 7
    Above the Line
  • 6
    Adequate
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Limited
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Deficient
  • 1
    Reject

Summary

What role does he play? What is his initial projection?
In 2020, Breece Hall led the NCAA in total rushing yards and followed it up with a 2021 campaign in which he rushed for the 8th most yards. He has been a premier back in the BIG 12 for Matt Campbell's offense for two straight seasons. Hall has had over 500 carries combines the past two seasons and close to 700 carries in 3 seasons with the Cyclones. Hall is a sturdy RB with outstanding instincts and patience behind the LOS. He waits for his blocks to develop, hits a hole with burst, and is able to dissect quickly and effectively at the second level. At the second level, he reads the opens on the field and uses his light feet to continue up field after his initial burst. Hall can cut off defenders angles with his speed. His issues arise with his flexibility and bend as he can play high in and out of his cuts which limit the explosion and MYM nature. He can be a value on 3rd down due to his secure blocking and vision in the open field. He does not possess the most complex route tree and was often used schematically as a check down. With improved technique and consistent pad level, Hall will be a three-down player in the NFL as he possesses traits to run in short yardage situations and patience as well as burst to excel in outside rushes. Hall will be one of the top backs in this class and is pro-ready. He can take a jump to the next level with the addition of a more diverse route tree and the improvement of his bend.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • AT Baylor
  • Sep - 25 - 2021
  • Showed outstanding patience behind the LOS, with a jump cut and burst up field to find the hole at the second level
  • iconWorst Game
  • AT Oklahoma
  • Nov - 20 - 2021
  • Flashed potential and great patience but was unable to create space behind a broken structure and pressure at the LOS
Best Trait
Patience
Pro Comparison
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