BIO: Three-year starter who moved from defensive tackle to end as a junior. Senior totals included 65/17/11, leading the team in sacks and tackles for loss. Totaled 51/12/2 as a junior.
POSITIVES: Relentless defender coming off a tremendous senior campaign. Displays outstanding first-step quickness, is fast off the edge and displays outstanding pursuing from the backside. Plays with good pad level, quickly alters his angle of attack and is fast in every direction of the field. Shows an array of hand techniques to protect himself or defeat blocks. Naturally strong and splits double-team blocks. Instinctive with a good head for the ball.
NEGATIVES: Needs to improve his body strength as he will be pushed from his angle of attack by large opponents. Occasionally pins his ears back, rushes up the field and over-pursues the action.
ANALYSIS: A natural leader slowly developing a complete game, Hali has the ability to fit several schemes at the next level. Offers possibilities as a pass-rushing end in a conventional defense or could stand up over tackle in a 34.