Redskins 7-Round Mock Draft: Team goes offense heavy, grabs QB early
Two receivers in this first three picks? It’s possible. It’s not likely, but it’s possible. In this scenario, Emanuel Hall was simply too good to pass on, as he could emerge as the best receiver in this draft class provided that he can stay healthy.
Hall was a beast at Missouri when he was on the field. With a 6-2 frame and excellent athletic ability, Hall was a speed demon and a contest-catch threat. He made a lot of crazy plays at Missouri and Drew Lock loved throwing to him. All told, he had 37 catches for 828 for six touchdowns during his senior year. And that was despite playing in just eight games.
Of course, that is the big issue with Hall. He has been banged up constantly throughout his collegiate career. He only suited up for 10 games once during his time with the Tigers with a variety of injuries. As a result, there are concerns about him being injury prone and also questions about his toughness stemming from not playing through smaller injuries that some NFL players might.
Still, Hall’s talent far outweighs the concerns there in the early third-round. He averaged a ridiculous 20.8 yards per catch during his four years at Missouri and averaged at least 22.4 yards per catch in his final two seasons. His vertical playmaking ability will give him a chance to be a big-time threat, and pairing him with Samuel could really help to reshape the Redskins’ receiving corps.
Other options with this pick could include the best available edge rusher or an offensive lineman like Penn State’s Connor McGovern. But of the group, Hall made the most sense.