#6. P.J. Hall, DT/DE
The Philadelphia Eagles aren’t really in the market for more defensive line depth following the addition of Ryan Kerrigan and the drafting of Milton Williams/Marlon Tuipulotu, but they are also an organization who have historically placed a large emphasis on obtaining as many defensive linemen as humanly possible
In P.J. Hall, you’re getting a former second-round pick who’s really failed to make an impact in the NFL quite yet. He was waived by the Raiders last season following a failed trade due to medical reasons, and then signed with the Houston Texas to be placed on the injured reserve. The Texans initially placed a second-round tender on him this spring, but ultimately removed it, making Hall an unrestricted free agent.
While Hall only has 2.5 career sacks to his name, he doesn’t turn 27 until next April. For a team that’s looking to rebuild and retool over the next year or so, taking a chance on a guy like Hall makes a lot of sense. If he ends up flashing any signs of that previous second-round talent in a DT4/DT5 type role, he could be a reliable backup for the Eagles for years to come.
Hall also has defensive end/defensive tackle versatility, something that made former Eagle Malik Jackson a fan-favorite amongst the front office despite his own respective injury issues.