Joe Douglas and the Jets aren’t playing games when it comes to building a strong supporting cast around quarterback Zach Wilson. Gang Green moved up from pick 38 to 36 to select Iowa State running back Breece Hall.
A big play waiting to happen. Iowa State running back Breece Hall is the top back in this year's class. pic.twitter.com/yYEMAnOk2J
— Glenn Naughton (@AceFan23) April 29, 2022
The top back in this year’s class, Hall will likely become Gang Green’s top back in 2021 to run behind a re-built offensive line that includes pro-bowler Laken Tomlinson and what the Jets hope will be a healthy Mekhi Becton.
After adding wide receiver Garrett Wilson in round one, the Jets have, over the past two off-seasons, added multiple players that opposing defenses had better be able to account for. Hall, Wilson and last year’s second-round pick Elijah Moore are all sub 4.4 40 players.
Hall ran for over 3,000 yards and a whopping 41 touchdowns over his final two collegiate seasons. Also a threat to catch the ball out of the backfield, Hall posted over 500 yards and 5 TD’s in that same time frame.