In the quest to fill Aaron Donald's void, the Los Angeles Rams are eyeing Michael Hall Jr. from Ohio State as a potential disruptive NFL pass rusher to partner with second-year standout Kobie Turner, according to NFL.com analyst Chad Reuter.

By the Numbers
  • Hall Jr. accumulated 45 career tackles and 10.0 tackles in 28 games during his time at Ohio State.
  • He was named third-team all-Big Ten Conference after a standout season in 2023 with a career-high 24 tackles.
Yes, But

Despite his potential, Hall Jr. still needs further development to become an effective pass rusher in the NFL, especially in terms of consistency and hand usage according to scouting reports.

What's Next

If drafted by the Rams, Hall Jr. would need careful nurturing and development, considering his current skill level and the high expectations of potentially partnering with Turner so soon after Aaron Donald's departure.

Bottom Line

The Rams are considering Michael Hall Jr. as a promising addition to their defense, but his transition to the NFL as a pass rusher requires patience and strategic coaching to maximize his potential alongside Turner in post-Aaron Donald era.