The Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn’t try to get cute with the first pick in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft.
Instead, they went with a safe pick. The Buccaneers selected Houston defensive end Logan Hall with the No. 33 overall pick in the draft.
Hall is a defensive tackle who can play defensive end in Tampa Bay’s 3-4 defensive scheme.
The only downside to Hall was finding a good fit. The Bucs are essentially the perfect fit. He’s a first-round value in Tampa Bay’s scheme.
Here’s the scouting report on Hall from NFL.com:
Hard-working, two-year starter with projectable frame and developmental traits whose best positional fit could be in the eye of the beholder. Hall played defensive tackle in college, but his playing style and physical profile are better suited for defensive end in a 3-4 alignment. He’s segmented and a little gradual in his attack, but flashes violent hands and forward charge as an interior rusher. Improvement lies ahead for Hall, but he needs a scheme fit and extended runway as a rotational lineman.
This isn’t an exciting pick, but it’s the type of pick that championship-winning teams make. There was no need to overthink the selection — pick a guy that fits the scheme and is rated high on the draft board.
#Bucs HC Bowles says Halls primarily position will be at 3 tech but will be able to be used at multiple positions. Compared his height to Gholston but says they don’t have another player like him on the roster.— PewterReport (@PewterReport) April 29, 2022
Logan Hall certainly fits the bill.
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