Linebacker Vince Hall won the 2002 Gatorade State Football Player of the Year as a prep star in Chesapeake, Virginia. After a year redshirting at Virginia Tech, Hall came off the bench in the first game of the year and started the last 12. Not bad for a redshirt freshman. His numbers and production only got better as Hall gained experience. In 2007, he was second on the team in tackles, despite missing four games with a broken wrist. Like his former Hokie teammate and 2008 NFL Draft hopeful Xavier Adibi, Hall thrives on his athleticism and instincts. Hall (a middle linebacker) does not project to the NFL quite as well as Adibi, but Hall has a quickness and nimbleness to him that made him a great collegiate middle linebacker. Working his way through traffic to get to the ball was never a problem for Hall, but it could be in the NFL. At 6-0 and 238 pounds, Hall lacks the size to fight his way through traffic. In the NFL it will not be as easy for him to slip around blockers and occasionally he will have to go through them, which will be a concern. Hall is expected to go in the third round, but his stock could rise if he can prove he has enough strength to make up for his size. 2/28 Update: When your game is based on instincts, the Combine and Pro Days are not your friend. Hall is not that fast and not nearly strong enough to turn heads. He will let his play on the field do the talking.