Bryan Hall Got Head Start On Camp


Bryan Hall's constant chatter really never left the Under Armour Performance Center this summer.

The 23-year-old defensive tackle didn't take a vacation besides briefly returning to his alma mater of Arkansas State, where he still trained with players.

In fact, of all the Ravens players, Hall may have spent the most time at the team's training complex this offseason.

So when training camp kicks off this Wednesday, Hall will have a head start on gaining a spot on the 53-man roster, something the practice-squad player came short of last season.

"I knew if I'm going to try to make the team, I needed to be up there [at the practice facility] as much as possible," Hall said Monday afternoon. "Show my face and let them know how serious I am about making the team."

Hall was an undrafted free agent who recorded an impressive 17 sacks during his college career. He spent last season learning the team's schemes since he got a late start due to the lockout.

Hall's on the smaller side of defensive tackles at 6-foot-0, 295 pounds, but he feels his explosiveness and quickness make up for less bulk.

"I feel like I'm a real playmaker if I get the opportunity," he said.

Hall will be competing primarily with veteran Ma'ake Kemoeatu, seventh-round draft choice DeAngelo Tyson and rookie free agents Nicholas Jean-Baptiste and Ishmaa'ily Kitchen. It's a battle he feels he made a good impression in so far through Organized Team Activities and minicamp.

But training camp will be the deciding factor. "There is where you make the team, right now," Hall said.

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