When defensive lineman
"It felt good, and it's a true blessing," Hall said. "It shows that hard work does pay off."
However, Hall didn't relax because now he's set a new goal one year removed from spending his rookie season on the Ravens' practice squad.
Inactive for the Ravens' 44-13 win over the
"The grind don't stop," Hall said. "There's always something to work for. I'm nowhere near satisfied."
Listed on the depth chart as the top backup to
The Ravens went with five active defensive linemen against the Bengals: starters Ngata,
"I can't be mad at anybody," Hall said. "There's great dudes in front of me. I'm learning by watching Haloti, who might be the best player in the league. I make sure my technique stays sound and focus on everything to make sure I give them a great look every day."
Undersized at 6 feet, 291 pounds, Hall's quickness and power are the hallmarks of his game.
"I can definitely pass rush, whatever they ask me to do," Hall said. "I'm down for whatever the team needs."
During the Ravens' preseason finale against the
"Man, that was fun," Hall said. "That's not my regular position, but I liked playing it."
Hall primarily plays a five-technique defensive tackle spot behind Ngata, but feels like he could play nose guard in a pinch or line up at defensive end.
"I'm lighter than those guys, I'm built more for pass rushing," Hall said. "I can hold it down wherever they need me."