4 former NY Jets draft picks who won't be on the team in 2024

Which Jets players won't be back next season?

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3. Bryce Hall, CB, NY Jets

There was a point in time not too long ago when it seemed like the Jets had found a late-round steal and future building block in Bryce Hall. The former Virginia cornerback started 24 of the first 25 games of his career, putting together an impressive 2021 campaign as the team's de facto CB1.

That feels like forever ago at this point, however.

Injury concerns caused Hall to fall to the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, where the Jets selected him. Upon returning from injury, Hall was almost immediately thrust into a starting role.

Hall would start all 17 games for the Jets in 2021, even leading the NFL in pass deflections. He wasn't a true CB1 by any means, but the young cornerback proved to be a starting-caliber player at his position.

Unfortunately for Hall, the Jets signed D.J. Reed and drafted Sauce Gardner the following offseason, relegating him to a backup role. He hasn't received significant playing time since.

Hall has started a pair of games this season following injuries, and he's performed quite well when given the opportunity. That said, he's set to be a free agent at the end of the season, and it seems likely he will receive a more significant opportunity elsewhere.

There may be a team in free agency that looks at Hall's body of work and decides to offer him a chance to start. The Jets aren't going to be that team, and his lack of special teams versatility lessens his value to the organization.

Hall is a quality NFL-caliber cornerback who might feasibly start on a handful of teams, but his time with the Jets is likely coming to an end in the near future.