Breece Hall, RB, NY Jets
- 6 carries for 23 yards, 10 targets, 6 receptions for 38 yards, 1 fumble, 49.4 PFF grade, 45% snap count
The second-round running back out of Iowa State had a mixed bag for his first game in the NFL. Breece Hall had a sizable role in the offense, but he will be part of a two-headed approach with Michael Carter for the time being.
Carter was the star of the Jets offense on Sunday, showing his value on the ground and as a pass catcher.
Hall was a safety net for Flacco as he lead the team in targets on the day. He exhibited flashes of his big-play potential with chunk plays of 14 yards for his longest rush and 16 yards for his longest reception.
Hall's big rookie mistake came early in the fourth quarter when he caught a pass from Flacco and was on the verge of getting a first down inside the red zone, only to fumble the football erasing all momentum from the drive.
Granted, the Jets were down 24-3 by that point in the game, but had Hall picked up the first down and the Jets have gone to score, they would've made it a two-possession game with some hope left for a possible comeback.
It's a play that Hall will likely remember for a while, but as long as this type of play is an aberration the rookie should be able to make the most out of his touches and show his home-run hitting ability.
Max Mitchell, OT, NY Jets
- 3 pressures allowed, 1 sack allowed, 48.9 PFF grade, 100% snap count
Quite possibly the biggest headline when it came to rookies for Week 1 was that Jets fourth-rounder Max Mitchell would be taking over the right tackle position. Due to multiple injuries, Mitchell was the next man up in Week 1 against the Ravens.
While Mitchell did not play a flawless game, for a rookie taken in the middle rounds, he was more than serviceable. Taking into account how some of the other offensive linemen performed on the day, he was arguably one of the bright spots of the unit.
The offensive line's lack of cohesion mixed with Joe Flacco's lack of mobility was the core issue of Sunday's game. If the rest of the offensive line can improve alongside stable play from Mitchell, the ceiling of the offense will be much higher.