LA Rams meet w UCF and SDSU CBs ahead of 2021 NFL Draft
By Bret Stuter
Of course, there are other defensive backs, and the Rams are indeed making the rounds. Another prospect is four-year player Darren Hall, who will emerge from the San Diego State University Aztecs as a coveted defensive back in the 2021 NFL Draft.
At 6-foot-0 and 190 pounds, Hall is another defensive back who is showing up on the radars of multiple NFL teams. He is a physical cornerback and does not shy away from mixing it up at the line of scrimmage to throw the receiver’s timing off. He had a solid showing at the Senior Bowl, which is certainly a flare that focuses the Rams’ interest upon a prospect.
The organization is learning about the strongest characteristics that contribute to a successful NFL career. While many teams focus upon the speed and strength of a young man, the LA Rams have historically emphasized many of the leadership qualities that speak to the person inside. That means that the team emphasizes leadership, work ethic, coachability, mindset, and positive attitude when seeking prospects. To that end, Darren Hall buries the needle at maximum.
He has some questions about his ability to stay close with receivers the length of the field. But if the Rams go to the cover-three, he will find a spot in the deep end of the field or in the slot to cover the zones close to the line of scrimmage. And he has certainly played his collegiate career in close proximity to the Rams.