Hall is the prototypical scoring left wing. This is good in so many ways, but his position and style of play could (temporarily) hurt him.
Taylor Hall 2009-10 Stats
Instead of the best talent in the draft being the clear-cut No. 1 pick, teams are fooling around with Hall, pretending he isn't as good as other players in the pool. With all due respect to Tyler Seguin, the only reason people are looking at him over Hall is because he's a right-handed center, and they're not that common in the NHL. Hall, a left-handed wing who would be out of place some if he played in the middle, is hurt the same way a wide receiver is hurt in the NFL Draft because he's not a quarterback.
Hall might not have the puck on his stick as much, but he's absolutely lethal when he does. He has the whole package you look for in a scoring wing. While he's lanky, that's common for 18-year-olds. Hall will grow into his body, especially once he gets around an NHL strength coach. He might not be the most explosive skater in this draft, but he's more than adequate in that area.
Around the net, there might not be a better player available. Hall is dangerous when he has the puck on his stick in the offensive zone. He can score from virtually anywhere, and he will drive down the middle and go to the net. He isn't afraid to get hit, and he will take a shot to make a play for his team.