P.J. Hall trade further condemns Raiders 2018 NFL Draft class
The Bad: PJ Hall, Arden Key
PJ Hall was always a bit of a reach when the Raiders selected him in the second round out of FCS school Sam Houston State. Hall had the athleticism and size of top-tier NFL defensive tackle, but after two years, he never advanced past that initial raw ability.
In two seasons, Hall played 30 games and record 48 tackles, 8 tackles for loss, and only 1.5 sacks.
Basic production is not the best measure of a defensive tackle, and he improved in his sophomore season, but he was never the player the Raiders hoped he would become when they spent a second round pick on him. He has been vastly outplayed by fellow defensive tackle Mo Hurst, and was already looking at an uphill battle to make the 2020 roster thanks to the new additions.
Next on the Bad list is defensive end Arden Key, who the Raiders picked in the third round at 87th overall. Key was a productive player at LSU with 20 sacks in just 31 games, but he has been unable to maintain weight and stay healthy so far in his career.
Key has just three sacks in 23 games and is very much on the bubble coming in to the 2020 season.