One reputable NFL Draft site considers Rannell “Speedy” Hall “on the thin side” for the wide receiver position.
Check out the photo below and judge for yourself.
“That was one of the key things for me coming here on my visit, that I was going to be detailed and toned,” Hall told us Thursday night before the Combine. “The picture pretty much shows you that it paid off.”
A receiver from Central Florida, Hall is currently projected as a mid- to late-round pick in this year’s draft. However, he’s made major strides—no pun intended—during his pre-Combine training in Irvine, California, and a strong showing in the 40-Yard Dash will give Speedy’s draft stock a boost.
Beyond the mission to get Hall shredded, performance coach Scot Prohaska set out to refine his sprint mechanics for the 40 by lengthening his stride and training him to produce more power through the first 10 yards of the sprint.
“Speedy has world-class football speed but has never been a 40 guy,” says Prohaska. Before Hall hurt his hamstring at the Senior Bowl, which restricted his training in the weeks leading up to the Combine, Prohaska had him “on schedule” to run a 40 time of 4.38 seconds.
Hall and the other wide receivers take the field for the testing portion of the Combine on Saturday. Watch the interview with Hall in the video player above.
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