With the 11th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the New York Jets select…
Player: Mekhi Becton
Position: Offensive Tackle
The New York Jets have made their pick, and it’s Louisville offensive tackle Mekhi Becton. Becton brings a lot to the table for the Jets, but he also has his flaws. Michael Pallas breaks down the pick here.
The future is now
The team is now in the hands of Adam Gase. The Jets need to use Becton, Bell, Darnold, and potential future weapons to the best of their ability. Gase needs to show his offensive chop. There are no more excuses.
Where they go from here
Day 2 will now leave the Jets with even more options. Their first pick on Day 2 should be a wide receiver. They do have two third-round picks. New York can and should double up at wide receiver on the second pick, and the first pick should be edge, corner, or interior offensive line.
They will have options. Temple center Matt Hennessy could be a pick here. Utah edge rusher Bradlee Anae could also, and the corner selection here could be a player like Utah’s Jaylon Johnson or Notre Dame’s Troy Pride, Jr.
The Jets still have some holes to fill, but by being able to land a tackle, they have options.