With the 36th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the New York Jets draft Breece Hall, running back out of Iowa State. Arguably the most complete running back in the draft, Hall does a little bit of everything but his footwork and decisiveness will bring him a long way at the professional level. He doesn’t have lightning speed but has big-play potential and can serve as a three-down back with the Jets. Let’s take a closer look at Hall.
Breece Hall Highlights
Jets Draft Breece Hall | 2022 NFL Draft Profile
Position: Running back
Weight: 220 lbs
College: Iowa State Cyclones
Breece Hall Draft Profile
Arguably the best running back in the 2022 NFL Draft, Breece Hall has the potential to be an immediate three-down back in the NFL. Hall does a little bit of everything. He was a touchdown monster with Iowa State and tends to explode for huge runs, usually turning into touchdowns. His footwork and patience will bring him a long way as well as his good cuts and ability to absorb tackles. Hall is the full package for teams in need of an immediate contributor in the run game.
Much like when Jonathan Taylor was drafted, scouts and teams are worried about Hall’s workload, as he totaled over 800 touches across three seasons. His quickness is quite average and decisiveness can be slow sometimes, which will need to change considering the NFL moves a lot faster. He is fast once he gets going and is in the open field, but the lack of initial shiftiness will likely hurt him early on.
Breece Hall Stats 2021 | Iowa State
What to Expect From Breece Hall in 2022
It’s clear Breece Hall was the top running back in this year’s draft and the Jets knew that considering they traded up. Hall will make an immediate impact due to his skillset and experience but it is worth mentioning that the Jets used a second-rounder on Michael Carter last year so it’s to be expected that the two backs battle it out for RB1 during training camp.