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NFL Draft results 2018: Raiders select DT P.J. Hall at 57 overall

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With the 57th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Oakland Raiders have selected DT P.J. Hall

Sam Houston State

After taking UCLA’s Kolton Miller and trading a third round pick for wide receiver Martavis Bryant on day one, the Raiders entered the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft with 11 picks.

They started off day two trading back with the Tennessee Titans and dropped back to 57 overall while picking up an extra third round pick (89 overall). The Raiders then selected Sam Houston State defensive tackle P.J. Hall with the 57th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Hall becomes the first player drafted that was not invited to the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine. Listed at 6’1”, 300 lbs, he is on the smaller size for defensive tackles but fits into Paul Guenther’s 4-3 scheme.

Like Raiders first round pick Kolton Miller, Hall is a raw prospect with high upside, but he will need to be coached up. He is an explosive player with great athleticism that could fit in nicely on the Raiders defensive line. Hall recorded 60 tackles along with 6 sacks this past season.

It will be worth watching whether or not Reggie McKenzie and Jon Gruden attempt to package some of their picks to try and get back into the bottom of the second round if a player they have rated highly falls.