The New York Jets did it; they pulled the trigger on the next anchor of their offensive line. The last homegrown guys who had an impact on the offensive line, Ferguson and Mangold have been retired for a few years now. The Jets havenâ€™t had an anchor to protect their QB; now they have a big one.
Meet Mekhi Becton
Mekhi is definitely the anchor for this offensive line. At 364-lbs and standing 6-foot-7, Becton is sure to be a roadblock for edge rushers. In a division where there are three smart defensive coaches, Becton can protect Sam and block the ferocious edge rushers.
Mekhi is an excellent run blocker and a good pass blocker. Mekhi has the most risk of the core-four of offensive lineman, but the most upside. He ran a 5.10 40 yard dash. Becton is a monster of a man with superb agility. If Becton can make a smooth transition to the next level, the Jets may have just got an All-Pro left tackle.
With the Jets allocating ample cap-space toward the offensive line, they must shore-up their protection and provide Sam Darnold with the help he ultimately needs.