Mekhi Becton’s two priorities: Start as a rookie, Jets make the playoffs

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The Jets have high hopes for massive offensive tackle Mekhi Becton, which is why they selected him with the 11th overall pick in the draft. Becton also has high hopes for himself.

Becton said he has two goals for 2020, one personal and one for the team.

“I want to start as a rookie and I want to make the playoffs,” Becton said, via the North Jersey Record.

Making the playoffs may seem like a tall order, given that the Jets haven’t been there in a decade. But after the Jets slumped to a 1-7 start at the halfway point last season, they went 6-2 the rest of the way, looking like a better team than they get credit for. With major changes in New England, this could finally be the year that we see a different team atop the AFC East.

As for starting as a rookie, Becton said he’s doing everything in his power to learn his role in the Jets’ offense, despite never setting foot in the team facility.

“It’s definitely been weird because I can’t go on the field and physically walk through the plays so I can get a better understanding of them,” Becton said. “That would be the only weird aspect of it.”

The 6-foot-7, 364-pound Becton will immediately be one of the biggest players in the NFL, and the Jets hope he can become a starting left tackle who protects Sam Darnold for years to come. And perhaps for many playoff games to come.

21 responses to “Mekhi Becton’s two priorities: Start as a rookie, Jets make the playoffs

  1. I like this young man. Dude can protect Sam for the next 8-10 years. Now let’s get Jamal paid.

  2. Well hey…one of these is VERY unlikely.

    Sadly…the other is just as unlikely.

  3. A rookie’s first priority should be: Make the team.

    It shows respect to everyone in training camp, players and coaches. It sends the message that you don’t take anything for granted.

  4. I will settle for “develop into a very good LT by the end of his second year”.

    Forget the playoffs in 2020 the Jets are a weak team.

    He will probably start because the Jets Oline isn’t good .

  5. daddeeo says:
    May 19, 2020 at 10:40 am
    The Jets may just be the bottom dweller of the AFCE this year.

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    The Jets may just be the bottom dweller for the entire AFC this year

  6. Good god look at all the trolls. You would think the Jets are a successful 10 + year dynasty the way other fans flock to anything Jets related. It’s also kind of odd how people are so intent on wanting Jets players to depreciate themselves to satisfy themselves because LOL Jetzzz!!1

  7. tigerlilac says:
    May 19, 2020 at 12:03 pm
    A rookie’s first priority should be: Make the team.

    It shows respect to everyone in training camp, players and coaches. It sends the message that you don’t take anything for granted.

    Uh, so exactly when was the last time a first round draft choice didn’t make the team that drafted him??? Exactly.

  8. dogman9 says:
    May 19, 2020 at 1:52 pm
    tigerlilac says:
    May 19, 2020 at 12:03 pm
    A rookie’s first priority should be: Make the team.

    It shows respect to everyone in training camp, players and coaches. It sends the message that you don’t take anything for granted.

    Uh, so exactly when was the last time a first round draft choice didn’t make the team that drafted him??? Exactly.
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    It happens all the time, maybe not in year 1 but in years 3&4 a lot, just look at all of the 5th year options that weren’t picked up this year, more than I ever remember! And plenty of 1st round picks never see the field their 1st season, that’s the 1st step on the trip out the door.

    OH and more HC need to tell these rook to keep their mouths shut the hell up and stop predicting Playoffs and SBs, it puts a bullseye on the teams back! BTW you have Darnold and he’s only one step behind Rosen, he’s shown me nothing and that “I see ghosts” thing didn’t help he cause any.

    Bring a 1st round QB in and throw him straight to the wolves, it doesn’t work 80% of the time but hey let’s just keep doing it, BRILLIANT HUH?

  9. Steve Cunningham says:
    May 19, 2020 at 2:25 pm
    dogman9 says:
    May 19, 2020 at 1:52 pm
    tigerlilac says:
    May 19, 2020 at 12:03 pm
    A rookie’s first priority should be: Make the team.

    It shows respect to everyone in training camp, players and coaches. It sends the message that you don’t take anything for granted.

    Uh, so exactly when was the last time a first round draft choice didn’t make the team that drafted him??? Exactly.
    ______________________________

    It happens all the time, maybe not in year 1 but in years 3&4 a lot, just look at all of the 5th year options that weren’t picked up this year, more than I ever remember! And plenty of 1st round picks never see the field their 1st season, that’s the 1st step on the trip out the door.

    OH and more HC need to tell these rook to keep their mouths shut the hell up and stop predicting Playoffs and SBs, it puts a bullseye on the teams back! BTW you have Darnold and he’s only one step behind Rosen, he’s shown me nothing and that “I see ghosts” thing didn’t help he cause any.

    Bring a 1st round QB in and throw him straight to the wolves, it doesn’t work 80% of the time but hey let’s just keep doing it, BRILLIANT HUH?

    Um, well he said making the team as a rookie, meaning year 1. First round picks don’t get cut.
    Second, he didn’t predict ANYTHING. Making the playoffs is a goal.
    Sounds pretty well grounded to me. Read it again. And try never to compare Rosen with Darnold it just makes you look dumb. Stay classy.

  10. If #1 doesn’t happen, it’s a monumental disaster.
    #2 might happen even #1 doesn’t due to the fact that none of the other QB‘s in the division are named Brady for the first time this century

  11. dogman9 says:
    May 19, 2020 at 3:04 pm


    OH and more HC need to tell these rook to keep their mouths shut the hell up and stop predicting Playoffs and SBs, it puts a bullseye on the teams back! BTW you have Darnold and he’s only one step behind Rosen, he’s shown me nothing and that “I see ghosts” thing didn’t help he cause any.

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    He didn’t predict anything. He says he has two goal. One for himself, and one for his team. I hear having goals is a good thing when you are trying to be successful. I hear that. Anyway. Maybe.

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