Scouting the M-West: San Diego State

The Aztecs could well have been the best four-win team in the nation a year ago as their high-powered offense put a lot of points on the board. The leader of that unit is their top pro-prospect for next April's draft and one of the nation's most prolific passers.

Quarterback Adam Hall broke through last year and despite not playing in every game, threw up big numbers. Hall has a good head for the position and real nice accuracy. He places his deep throws in front of targets and nicely times the outs. Patient in the pocket, Hall does not force the throw and makes good decisions. He does not have the big arm and cannot drive the pass downfield. Also a little short, Hall has passes batted away regularly. He's a solid late round choice and a developmental prospect that should spend a year or two in NFL-Europe. Left tackle Brendan Darby blocks with solid fundamentals and does a nice job protecting the blind side but is only an average athlete destined for an NFL practice squad.

The leader on defense is middle linebacker Kirk Morrison. Sacrificing his body to make the tackle, Morrison flies around the field and works hard. He's very explosive against the run yet very average against the pass. Jeff Shoate displays solid cover skills and could fit in as a dime back in the NFL.

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