Which NY Jets rookies will have the biggest impact in 2022?

NY Jets, Breece Hall
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NY Jets, Sauce Gardner
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2. Sauce Gardner, CB, NY Jets

No. 2 on the list is none other than Sauce Gardner, the Jet's first pick. Gardner was taken fourth overall and was seen as the CB1 of this class by the majority of draft analysts.

The 21-year-old is seen as a lockdown corner, the first the Jets have had since Darrelle Revis. Gardner has great length and underrated ball skills, being compared to Richard Sherman by many before the draft.

Many offenses will test Gardner to start the year, so he will be put in a position to produce very early in his career and prove he's the number one corner the Jets believe they drafted.

1. Breece Hall, RB, NY Jets

No. 1 on the list, and the rookie that I believe will have the most immediate impact this season, is running back Breece Hall. Joe Douglas traded up to snag the immensely talented back at 36, securing arguably the best running back in the draft.

Hall will split carries with second-year back Michael Carter, though Hall is assumed to receive a larger portion of the carries. As a running back, Hall will have many opportunities to rip off big plays in a run-first offense, which is part of the reason I believe he will be the most impactful rookie.

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The other reason is if, God forbid, Zach Wilson continues to struggle in 2022, Mike LaFleur will most likely turn to Hall to be the focal point of the offense. I doubt we have to worry about the latter, though.