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7 storylines to watch at NY Jets mandatory minicamp

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2. Mekhi Becton's long-awaited return

Perhaps no player on the Jets roster has more to prove this summer than Mekhi Becton. Becton has been away from the team this spring attending to his newborn child while continuing to work out with his own personal trainers.

The 2020 first-round pick has shown up for mandatory minicamp which will offer the Jets an opportunity to meet in person with their young offensive tackle for the first time in months.

It's already been reported that Becton won't actually be practicing, as most should have expected with him still rehabbing from his knee injury, but that won't take the attention off of him.

He'll be the most wanted man at open sessions. Expect plenty of eyeballs to be on a player who the Jets are counting on to stay healthy in 2022.

1. Zach Wilson's progress

Becton may generate some headlines, but once practice begins, all eyes will be on second-year quarterback Zach Wilson. When you have a young, unproven commodity at the QB position, they're always going to be the top story of the offseason.

Wilson is no exception, especially after a few inconsistent performances during OTAs. Again, it's crucial to avoid overreacting to anything that happens in June. Training camp is when it's officially acceptable to begin acting irrationally about events that unfold.

That said, Wilson's progress will be closely monitored over the course of the next few days. Every time he drops back to pass will be extensively analyzed by those in attendance and those following along at home.

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Zach Wilson's performance will be the top story of minicamp, even if what he actually does likely won't mean much at all. Such is the case with the NFL in June.

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