Jets 2022 NFL Draft buzz and rumors: Iowa State RB Breece Hall selected after trade with Giants

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Iowa State Cyclones running back Breece Hall (28) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the TCU Horned Frogs in 2021
Iowa State Cyclones running back Breece Hall (28) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the TCU Horned Frogs in 2021

Here is the latest reporting and rumors about the Jets and the 2022 NFL Draft...

April 29, 7:28 p.m.

The Jets selected Iowa State running back Breece Hall with the No. 36 overall pick in the second round Friday evening.

Gang Green's move came after a trade up with the Giants, swapping the Nos. 38 and 146 overall picks.

The 5-foot-11, 217-pound Hall clocked a time of 4.39 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine. In 36 games at Iowa State from 2019-21, Hall took 718 carries for 3,941 yards and 50 touchdowns.

April 29, 4:29 p.m.

According to The Athletic's 49ers Senior Writer Matt Barrows, the Jets didn't really offer the "king's ransom" package San Fran might have hoped for to trade Deebo Samuel.

GM Joe Douglas reportedly pitched a package of the 10th overall pick and a fifth-rounder in exchange for Samuel and a second-round pick (No. 61).

That would show that Douglas wasn't as serious about trading for Samuel despite his type of production. The Jets always had the No. 10 pick, and when they knew they could get their impact receiver, Garrett Wilson, that's just what they did.

April 28, 11:00 p.m.

After selecting Ahmad ‘Sauce’ Gardner and Garrett Wilson earlier in the night, the Jets traded back into the first round to select Florida State edge rusher Jermaine Johnson.

To acquire pick No. 26 from the Titans (along with the 101st pick in the draft), the Jets sent picks Nos. 35, 69, and 163 to Tennessee.

April 28, 12:07 p.m.

Following reports that WR Deebo Samuel requested a trade, San Francisco 49ers GM John Lynch said he "can't ever imagine" trading Samuel, but he stopped short of saying he wouldn't.

Could Samuel get traded on draft night?

Tim Kawakami of The Athletic believes it's a possibility, but doesn't think it would be announced until San Francisco is on the clock.

Meanwhile, Rich Cimini of ESPN reported Thursday that Samuel to the Jets "ain't dead yet."

Said Kawakami on Wednesday night:

"Put it this way: If I didn't think a Deebo trade was a live possibility, I wouldn't go to 49ers HQ tomorrow. And I'm going to 49ers HQ tomorrow."

The Niners don't have a pick until No. 61 overall, which is the fourth-to-last pick of the second round.

April 27, 1:18 p.m.

SNY's Ralph Vacchiano has been hearing that Robert Saleh really wants an edge rusher with the No. 4 overall pick in the draft. And he's also heard that Florida State's Jermaine Johnson is someone whom he loves, even favoring him over Oregon standout Kayvon Thibodeaux.

Thibodeaux was long believed to be an option for Gang Green at No. 4, and that could still be the case. But this is the first time we've really seen Johnson jolt up to a potential Top 5 selection.

The Athletic's Dane Brugler has also heard from "several around the NFL" that Johnson has a better shot to go at No. 4 compared to Thibodeaux.

April 25, 4:05 p.m.

Deebo Samuel is the latest player potentially on the trade block, as he reportedly requested a trade from the 49ers. The Jets' 10th overall pick was rumored to be available to make that happen.

However, Niners GM John Lynch tried putting an end to those rumors saying "I can't ever imagine wanting to move on from Deebo... he's just too good of a player."

Take that as you will because GMs can definitely be swayed by a package no matter what they say.

April 25, 12:00 p.m.

Pro Football Network's Tony Pauline is hearing that Jets owner Woody Johnson will be "very involved" in the team's draft. To what extent is the real question, but that is very interesting to hear.