Mekhi Becton joins Jets for mandatory minicamp

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The Jets have tackle Mekhi Becton on the field with the rest of his teammates for the first time in a long time.

Becton hurt his knee in Week 1 last season and never returned to action before the season was done. He opted to stay away from the voluntary portions of the team’s offseason program, but is back with the team for this week’s mandatory minicamp.

The team will limit him to working with trainers after that long absence. Offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur said it was good to see Becton back and offered a reminder of why the Jets took him in the first round in 2020.

“He’s a very large man that is hard to run around in the pass game and then he’s got — for being such a large man — a great first step to get on players and move them in the run game,” LaFleur said, via SNY. “Our scheme or any other scheme, he’s got the talent. Just that elite God-given size and strength that he has. The thing for Mekhi is just putting himself in the best situation for him going forward.”

George Fant played left tackle in Becton’s absence last year and did well enough that there’s a question about how the team will deploy their tackles this season. LaFleur declined to share any thoughts on that, which means it will be a topic of great interest come training camp.

8 responses to “Mekhi Becton joins Jets for mandatory minicamp

  1. Another unreal bust by the Jets in the top 15 of a draft. It’s just unreal. There were red flags everywhere and they still took him and then traded up for a Guard in Rd 1 last year.

    LOL

  2. Step one on the road to redemption. Fingers crossed he makes it to the end of the week on his feet.

  3. George Fant continues to be one of the most surprising players in the NFL. He did not play football in high school. He was a four year basketball star for the WKU Hilltoppers. In his fifth year he joined the WKU football team as a tight end and had one reception in two games.

    The fact that he has become a starting NFL left tackle is a testament to his athleticism.

  4. This man just had first child as well as rehabbing from a serious injury.

    The amount of noise this nonsense got from the media is ridiculous, he’s playing and will be a great player for them this year.

  5. If Becton can get himself in shape and stay on the field more often than not, the run blocking especially could be really top notch on that O-Line with Tomlinson, Vera-Tucker, and him

  6. afanof7 says:
    June 14, 2022 at 12:57 pm
    This man just had first child as well as rehabbing from a serious injury.

    The amount of noise this nonsense got from the media is ridiculous, he’s playing and will be a great player for them this year.

    11Rate This

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    He has a serious eating/weight problem that needs to be addressed and had all kinds of red flags coming out of Louisville like a lot of the Jets busts, but they just ignore these things that other teams take seriously.

    Gholston
    Coples
    Darrin Lee
    Kylie Wilson
    Calvin Pryor
    Dee Milliner
    Jamal Adams
    Mark Sanchez
    Sam Darnold
    Leonard Williams

    I am probably forgetting some people, too.

  7. You know you love the Jets, can’t stay off the team page. I would too If I had your team

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