Rather predictably the Jets addressed their most pressing need in Round 1, as they selected OT Mekhi Becton from Louisville at #11 overall. The Gang Green had a choice between Becton and OT Tristan Wirfs and decided to go for the riskier pick with more upside. Becton is expected to start on the left side of the Gang Green's offensive line that allowed 52 sacks last season (4th worst in the league).
Becton, 6'7", 364 lbs, is an impressive athlete. He ran a 5.1 40-yard dash at the scouting combine and bench pressed 23 times. He started in 12 games (10 at left tackle, 2 at right tackle) for Louisville as a sophomore. In his final year in college Becton started in 11 games at left tackle and was selected to the first All-ACC team.
- huge size
- upper body power
- very athletic
- long arms
- well positioned
- overwhelms pass-rushers with his size and power
- could be overweight
- quickness limitations
- punch placement consistency
Mekhi Becton at the Scouting Combine:
And, of course, the truck pushing drill: