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NY Jets 2022 spring depth chart preview: Running backs

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2. What are the cons of the 2022 NY Jets running back group?

This unit is full of potential if they can play up to that, but that right there may be where the Jets' biggest weakness lies — the expected top two backs will be lacking serious NFL experience, with less than 15 games played between them.

While it's somewhat simplified on the practice field, getting into a game in the NFL is a whole different level compared to college. Even though the Jets seem confident in these two, it may take some time to adjust.

We've seen rookie running backs in the past hit the ground running in the NFL, and there's no reason why Breece Hall can't do that. There's also no reason why Carter can't continue to improve after an impressive rookie year, but it is a concern to keep your eyes on throughout the year.


3. Who will be the biggest stud at RB for the NY Jets?

While the top two names in this group will likely be working as a pairing to split the carriers, the Jets made their love of Breece Hall known by trading up two picks for him in the 2022 NFL Draft, and that may signal how they intend to deploy him.

This doesn't mean that Michael Carter won't be seeing playing time, but given what a home-run hitter Hall can be, it's likely that he will be starting and receiving more touches which should scare opposing teams.

Both top backs should put up significant numbers, and with the offensive line improvements, there will be plenty more holes for this group to run through, but it's hard to see anyone but Hall being one of the top backs in the AFC in his rookie campaign.

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