Well, Emanuel Hall sure seems healthy.
After battling injuries throughout the 2018 season — and even afterward, as he had to leave the Senior Bowl — a healthy Hall showed his potential with an impressive afternoon of testing at the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine.
Hall jumped 11-feet, 9-inches, which ranks second all-time at the Combine. The record was previously set by Byron Jones in 2015. Jones’ leap — 12’3” — was a world record, as well. It should be noted that Hall’s jump on Saturday would have beat the previous world record (11’7”) as well.
Hall also ran a 4.39 (unofficial) 40 on his second attempt. That ranks third overall (as of Saturday at noon).
If Hall was seen as a potential late-round pick before the Combine, there’s a very real chance he just worked his way into the top half — maybe third round? — with those numbers. Of course, teams are probably going to be examining his on-going groin/hamstring injuries as closely as possible.
But Hall suddenly became one of the top performers in Indianapolis and is going to garner much more attention going forward.
Notable 2019 Combine Missouri testing results
- Drew Lock ran a 4.70 40, which ranks fourth among quarterbacks. He’s just behind Mississippi State’s Nick Fitzgerald (4.65) who is also asked to work out as a tight end. Penn State’s Trace McSorely paced the quarterbacks with a 4.58; McSorely is also working out as a defensive back.
- Kendall Blanton put up 22 reps on the bench press, tied for second-best among the tight ends in Indianapolis. Blanton also ran a 4.95-second 40, which didn’t rank in the top 15 for tight ends.
- Paul Adams, after putting up low bench-press numbers on Thursday, impressed on Friday.
- Terry Beckner and Terez Hall wil go through testing and workouts on Sunday.