The 2022 draft class for the New York Jets is awfully promising. Headlined by Sauce Gardner, Garrett Wilson, Jermaine Johnson, and Breece Hall, the Jets look to be set for a bright future.
These four players will all be counted on to make immediate contributions for the Jets this year. In most Rookie of the Year preseason rankings and predictions, both Wilson and Hall are near the top on the offensive end of things. The same is projected for both Gardner and Johnson defensively.
Why Breece Hall is most likely to win ROY for the New York Jets:
Out of these top four picks made by the Jets, Hall probably has the best chance to ultimately win Rookie of the Year honors.
The running back position is tailored to have rookies come in and be significant impact players from the jump. Since 2015, at least one running back each year with Todd Gurley, Ezekiel Elliott, Alvin Kamara, Saquon Barkley, Josh Jacobs, Jonathan Taylor, and Najee Harris has come in as an early draft selection and made a substantial impact.
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From the Jets’ top four picks so far in training camp, Hall has been the one almost exclusively working with the starters. Gardner has rotated with Bryce Hall for the starting defense. Wilson had some work early in camp with the second-stringers. The Jets also have Elijah Moore and Corey Davis as ready and proven commodities. Johnson has not done a ton with the starting unit yet, either. That being said, all three of these players will still have integral roles in 2022.
With Hall, the buzz surrounding him in camp has been great. He is a perfect fit in the wide-zone running scheme designed by offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur. Hall has the patience, vision, and one-cut ability required. He offers an awesome blend of size at 5-foot-11, 217 pounds, and speed with his blazing 4.39 40-time.
Another reason why Hall will make a big impact from the jump is because of his natural receiving ability. Hall can catch the football well down the field. Where Hall also excels is in space. He can defeat pursuing defenders tackling attempts with both contact balance and quickness.
Looking forward to seeing more of this: #Jets QB Mike White (@MikeWhiteQB) finds RB Breece Hall (@BreeceH) down the field who makes the play: ? @nyjets #TakeFlight #JetsCamp pic.twitter.com/YxiONLutss
— Paul Andrew Esden Jr (@BoyGreen25) August 3, 2022
Hall joins the Jets as a 21-year-old rookie with dominant, proven production, generational athleticism, and a complete skill set. He will make things a whole lot easier on Zach Wilson. Having Michael Carter complimenting and keeping him fresh throughout the season is a huge added bonus.
The Jets have skill talent on the outside at wide receiver teams have to respect. Lastly, the Jets have a talented, physical offensive line that will give Hall room to work with. Hall has an exciting future with the Jets and will have a big rookie year that could lead to Offensive Rookie of the Year honors in 2022.