|The X-Factor Lands
In an effort to solve one of the Rams team needs, the Rams went out and gave up their 5th round draft choice this year to acquire the "X-Factor" Dante Hall. Though Hall has been no more then average the past few seasons, he still has big play potential in the return game. On offense however, don't expect too much out of him. He may work to become 5th on the depth chart of wide receivers, maybe 4th if he can out battle a rookie. Before Hall, it was unknown who would start at the return game. At the beginning of 2005, the Rams traded Robert Thomas to the Packers for return man, Chris Johnson. Johnson played well in his first year, even scoring a touchdown but he never saw the field in 2006. Willie Ponder and JR Reed took care of most of the kick return duties last season while Shaun McDonald handled punts. Hall is probably an upgrade over all of them. Last season Hall recorded 1207 yards in kick returns alone. The Rams top 3 return men totaled 1139 yards. The Chiefs have been looking for a taken on Dante Hall for most of the offseason, and the Rams just happened to be the team to give up a 5th rounder. He should be a decent fit for a few years still.
Labels: Dante Hall, NFL, St. Louis Rams, Trade, Transactions