Last season, the New York Jets finished 27th in total rushing yards, averaging 98.1 yards per game.
That poor production contributed to their 28th ranking in scoring at 18.2 points per game.
The team addressed that concern by drafting Iowa State running back Breece Hall.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) June 21, 2022
Hall was projected to be a first-rounder in the 2022 draft.
However, he fell to the Jets in the second round, 35 picks behind top overall selection Travon Walker.
The Jets had three picks in round one but used them for Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner, Garrett Wilson, and Jermaine Johnson II, respectively.
Wilson and Hall will give the Jets’ quarterbacks more talent to work with.
If they translate their college game to the NFL, the Jets will find it easier to score.
Breece Hall Needs Help Too
Hall played three seasons for the Cyclones and was a Unanimous All-American in 2020 and 2021.
In his second year at Iowa State, Hall rushed for 1,572 yards and 21 touchdowns.
The year after, he finished his collegiate career with 1,472 yards and 20 scores.
In both of those years, he was also the Big-12 Offensive Player of the Year and was named to the First-Team All-Big 12.
As impressive as his collegiate credentials are, he won’t be able to carry the Jets alone.
He needs to have a solid offensive line that can create gaps for him to exploit.
That way, he can continue to move the chains and possibly deliver points.
Unfortunately, the Jets’ offensive line is a concern because it hasn’t lived up to expectations.
What good is having Hall if they don’t have players who will block for him?
Likewise, Hall remains unsigned which is surprising given that training camp is just a few weeks away.
The Jets should have taken care of his contract if they want to have him after all.