Kicking off our annual 90-in-90 series is cornerback Kemon Hall who most recently re-signed with the Chargers this offseason after spending time with both the Vikings and Saints during the past two seasons. Hall was originally signed by the Chargers as an undrafted free agent following the 2019 draft but was let go during final cuts of that year.
Hall’s college career started at the JUCO ranks, where he played two seasons at Itawamba Community College in his home-state of Mississippi. He started his sophomore season in 2016 and totaled 45 stops with a pair of interceptions.
After transferring to North Texas, Hall started 25 games across his final two seasons, including 14 in 2017. As a junior, he recorded a career-high 73 tackles, eight pass breakups, one interceptions and forced a fumble. As a senior, Hall picked off five passes (returned two for touchdowns) and broke up 14 more passes. That type of stat line earned him First-Team All-USA honors as a senior.
College: North Texas
Years with team: 1
“Kemon Hall signed a 1 year, $660,000 contract with the Los Angeles Chargers, including an average annual salary of $660,000. In 2021, Hall will earn a base salary of $660,000, while carrying a cap hit of $660,000.” - Spotrac.com
Hall has familiarity with some of the players who remain on the team from that 2019 offseason but that’s not many. He found success at UNT as a senior with five picks and 14 PBUs so you know there’s some natural ability. Some guys just know how to find the ball better than others. Hall has that going for him, which is a trait Brandon Staley really covets in his corners.
Hall came out of college with some notable statistics but achieved those numbers despite having a fairly underwhelming athletic profile. As you can see below, Hall has decent numbers for his size and speed, but his agilities fall very short of what you’d like to see at the position. A 7.15 in the three-cone and 4.45 short shuttle would both be considered “fine” for a player with 60-70 pounds on him, so you can see why teams weren’t very high on him coming out.
His inability to break through the practice squad ceiling is another reason to be low on Hall’s chances of making any sort of impact in his second stint with the Chargers. With the team having just drafted another corner in the second, on top of them retaining two UDFA corners from last year, Hall has a steep hill to climb to relevance.
Kemon Hall went undrafted in the 2019 draft class.— Kent Lee Platte (@MathBomb) May 5, 2019
Kemon Hall posted a Good #RAS with Good size, Good speed, Good explosiveness, V.Poor agility at the CB position.#Chargers pic.twitter.com/xSR1AdWUJR
Odds of making the roster/What to expect in 2020?
Hall will battle with 2020 UDFAs John Brannon and Donte Vaughn for a spot on the team’s practice squad. That’s the best possible outcome for Hall who has yet to crack an active roster in his first two years in the NFL.
Fun Fact: As a member of the Mean Green, Hall was also a part of the team’s leadership council. As one of 14 members elected by the team, Hall served as a rotating captain throughout the 2018 season.