Michigan CB Hall rises to occasion

Under pressure to run well after getting beat by Ted Ginn Jr. during the season, CB Leon Hall came up big on Tuesday, writes Todd McShay.

Originally Published: February 28, 2007
By Todd McShay | ESPN.com
INDIANAPOLIS -- With the exception of quarterback, the top-rated prospect at each position participated in some or all of the workout portion at the 2007 combine.

LSU safety LaRon Landry and Michigan cornerback Leon Hall carried on that remarkable trend in grand fashion during Tuesday's finale inside the RCA Dome. Landry showed up nearly 10 pounds heavier (213) than his typical playing weight yet still blazed both his 40-yard dash attempts in the 4.3-second range (4.35 and 4.37). Landry also finished near the top of the defensive back groups in the vertical jump (37½") and broad jump (10-3).

Hall's workout was equally impressive. Under immense pressure to run well after getting beat deep a few months ago versus Ohio State's speedy receiver Ted Ginn Jr., Hall came up big with a 4.39 in his first 40-yard dash attempt. The 5-foot-11, 193-pound corner also posted outstanding marks in the vertical jump (37½"), broad jump (10-5), 20-yard shuttle (4.07) and 60-yard shuttle (11.62), which are all considered key drills in evaluating a cornerback's explosiveness and change-of-direction skill.


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