ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed second-round draft pick DT P.J. Hall, the club announced Sunday.
Hall was selected 57th overall by the Raiders in the 2018 NFL Draft. He played in 56 games with 54 starts over his four-year career at Sam Houston State, totaling 284 tackles (160 solo), 42 sacks, nine forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one interception and a school-record 14 blocked kicks. The 6-foot-1, 308-pound defensive tackle was a four-time All-American in addition to being named first-team All-Southland Conference in each of his four seasons. His 86.5 tackles for loss broke the FCS career record of 80 that was set by current Raiders teammate LB/DE James Cowser at Southern Utah.
As a senior in 2017, Hall switched to defense tackle from defensive end and started all 12 games for the Bearkats. He recorded 60 tackles (13), six sacks, one interception and one forced fumble. He recorded double-digit sacks in each of his first three seasons, getting to the quarterback a career-high 13 times as a junior in 2016.