Zach Wilson and 5 players the NY Jets could trade this offseason
4. Bryce Hall, CB, NY Jets
The Jets significantly bolstered their roster last offseason, bringing in a ton of new talent to replace some of the team's starters from the previous season. The results were very evident with the team's defense.
Sauce Gardner and D.J. Reed, both offseason additions, formed likely the NFL's best cornerback duo. While this was great news for the Jets, it wasn't such a positive development for the holdovers on the roster.
No player suffered from this development more than Bryce Hall. Hall was the only player on the Jets' roster to start all 17 games for the team in 2021, and while he may not have been cut out for the CB1 role he was tasked with filling, Hall proved that he was an NFL-caliber player.
The former fifth-round pick finished sixth in the NFL in passes defended while his 64.5 Pro Football Focus coverage grade ranked 36th among cornerbacks to play at least 50 percent of their team's defensive snaps.
Despite his success in 2021, the additions of Gardner and Reed pushed him to the sideline. Hall appeared in just five games this past season and played a grand total of 15 defensive snaps. That's a far cry from the 1,169 snaps he played the year prior.
There were rumors that the Jets could look to trade Hall dating back to the summer, and those rumors resurfaced ahead of the trade deadline. Ultimately, Hall remained with the team throughout the season, but that doesn't mean he'll be on the roster in 2023.
The Jets love Hall as excellent depth at an important position, but it's hard to deny that he wouldn't be playing a much larger role on most NFL rosters. It might be worth it to see what the team could get in trade talks, especially given that Hall is entering the final year of his rookie contract.