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Breece Hall Picked by New York Jets in 2022 NFL Draft

NCAA Football: West Virginia at Iowa State

Iowa State running back Breece Hall has been selected by the New York Jets with the 36th pick overall in the second round of the NFL Draft

Viewed by many as the top running back in this year’s draft class, Hall ended up being the first running back taken off the board.

The Consensus All-American in 2020 and 2021 was an absolute force in the Big 12 over the last three seasons, tallying exactly 800 touches for 4,675 all-purpose yards and 56 touchdowns. Needless to say, Big 12 defensive coordinators are extremely happy to see him at the next level heading into 2022.

 

In 2021, Hall’s best season to date, Hall collected 289 touches for 1,774 yard and 23 scores, averaging 122/7 yards on the ground per game, which ranked sixth nationally.

The New York Jets have already taken three players in the first round. The Jets took Cincinnati defensive back Ahmad ‘Sauce’ Gardner, Ohio State wide receiver Garrett Wilson and Florida State defensive end Jermaine Johnson II. The Jets were considered by many to be one of the winners of the first round of the draft.

The Jets are coming off a 4-13 record last season, but the Jets are trying to build a team around former BYU quarterback Zach Wilson, who became the starter last season as a rookie.

The first three selections of the second round were Houston defensive end Logan Hall at No. 33 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, North Dakota State wide receiver Christian Watson at No. 34 to the Green Bay Packers — who traded up to get to that spot — and Auburn cornerback Roger McCreary at No. 35 to the Tennessee Titans, who also traded into that spot.

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