Leon Hall has shown glimmers of stardom since his freshman season. In 2003, he earned Freshman AA honors after posting 26 tackles and three picks on the season. As a sophomore, he was more of a factor, finishing with 48 tackles and two interceptions on the year. Hall blossomed as a junior, becoming one of the best corners in the country. That year, he earned All Big 10 2nd team honors after finishing the year with 61 tackles, three for loss, two sacks, and four interceptions. Hall was an All American as a senior, finishing the year with 41 tackles, two for loss, a sack, and three interceptions.
Hall is an excellent all around corner. Not only does he show quality cover skills, but he is a factor in the running game, and has shown the ability to blitz off the edge. Hall has the quickness to change direction with receivers in and out of breaks, and shows the ball skills to go up and make a play on the ball while it is in the air. He is a very strong corner, and aggressive when coming forward in run support.
Hall has been a standout in so many ways, it is tough to find fault in his game. If pressed to focus on the negative, he lacks the standout speed and athleticism that other corners in this draft may possess. He had an excellent time at the combine, but he does not play up to that speed.
Leon Hall may lack some of the ideal physical traits of a few other corner prospects, but his instincts and ball skills make up for it. He is always in position to make a play on the ball. His build and skill set is very similar to Ty Law when he came out of Michigan, and Hall would be very happy to have a similar career. He has the ability to play in any scheme, and that ability will only help him as he will be one of the top corners selected in April.