4 NY Jets players whose stock is falling after OTAs

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2. Mekhi Becton, OT, NY Jets

Much like with Uzomah, Mekhi Becton isn't exactly to blame for his stock falling following OTAs. The former first-round pick has seemingly been putting in the work on and off the field to better himself this offseason.

Not only is Becton down over 50 pounds, but he's also been spending extra hours with offensive line coach Keith Carter in the film room. Becton has shown up motivated and dedicated to compete following two injury-riddled seasons.

Unfortunately, it might not even matter.

Jets head coach Robert Saleh all but handed the starting left tackle job to Duane Brown when speaking to reporters this spring. It might be a competition on paper, but it seems like the Jets are pretty set on Brown at left tackle if he's healthy.

That's not exactly an encouraging development for Becton, who has been very vocal about his desire to play left tackle in the past. In fact, Becton even partially blamed his injury last season on the Jets forcing him to play right tackle.

The good news (not really) for Becton is that he might not play right tackle, either. The Athletic's Zack Rosenblatt is reporting that Becton is far from a lock to start anywhere on the Jets' offensive line. In Rosenblatt's prediction, he has Brown and Billy Turner starting at tackle for the Jets.

Becton is expected to be 100 percent cleared in time for training camp, and while he may be given the opportunity to earn a starting job, it's evident that nothing is being handed to him.