College: Virginia Tech
Exceptional athlete. Has great burst and top end speed and has very fluid hips. Makes up for his lack of height with tremendous jumping ability. Has very good ball skills and is explosive with the ball in his hands. Does a great job locating the ball in the air. One of the best corners in man to man situations.
Though he tries very hard against the run, there are times he misses the tackle or is shrugged off. He often goes for the pick instead of just batting the ball down. Seems to be very inconsistent. Struggles in zone coverage at times.
DeAngelo is a great athlete and physically has whatever you ask for in a corner. He has a great deal of confidence and he feels as if he can go 1-1 with any reciever in the league. Though some may say his confidence is over the top, he needs it for the mental battle between he and the opposing WR.
Whoa. So I was looking for a pic of D Hall, and I came upon an actual scouting report of him.
Possesses incomparable speed and has been clocked in the 4.2 range. Has phenomenal quickness, closing speed, and agility. Plays off his man and can jump routes. A fluid runner with great man coverage skills. Has some upper body strength, can jam receivers, and can shed a block. Played some wide receiver and scored on fumble recoveries, receptions, running plays, and punt returns last year. Has an extra gear and great instincts with the ball in his hands.
An ordinary zone defender who uses his speed to compensate for bad decisions. Will take false steps and has sloppy footwork. Hasn't worked on getting proper body position and has gotten used to solving all of his problems with just his speed. Gambles and guesses wrong. Not a tough-guy defender who provides great run support. Brash and arrogant at times.
Man, I'm good.
He's the leader of the next great class of NFL players."
- John Elway on Matt Ryan