NFL Draft: New York Jets select Virginia CB Bryce Hall

Geoff Magliocchetti
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – NOVEMBER 02: Bryce Hall #34 of the Virginia Cavaliers disrupts a pass by Kenny Pickett #8 of the Pittsburgh Panthers in the second half during a game at Scott Stadium on November 2, 2018 in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo by Ryan M. Kelly/Getty Images)

Entering the second half of their Saturday selections, the New York Jets made Virginia cornerback Bryce Hall their fourth pick of the day.

With their fourth of six late selections, the New York Jets added cornerback Bryce Hall out of Virginia with the 158th pick of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Hall missed most of his senior season in Charlottesville after undergoing ankle surgery. He nonetheless was able to make a name for himself during his junior year, tallying 21 pass breakups, good for best in the nation and the 13th-best single-season mark in NCAA history. Overall, Hall tallied 38 pass breakups to accompany 154 tackles and five interceptions during his time as a Cavalier.

The cornerback becomes the Jets’ first Virginia alum taken in the draft since 2013’s fifth-round tackle Oday Aboushi.

Barring any trades, the Jets have two more picks to work with on Saturday. They next pick in the 191st slot before potentially ending the afternoon at No. 211 with a pick acquired from Kansas City.

Geoff Magliocchetti is on Twitter @GeoffJMags