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NY Jets: 5 players who could make their first Pro Bowl in 2021

NY Jets, Marcus Maye
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NY Jets, Mekhi Becton
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4. Mekhi Becton, OT, NY Jets

Perhaps the Jets' best chance at a Pro Bowl berth a year ago was first-round rookie Mekhi Becton. Becton burst onto the scene last season and looked the part of a future superstar left tackle.

Despite most analysts projecting him as somewhat of a project coming out of college, Becton proved to be more NFL-ready than many believed and was likely the team's best offensive lineman even as a 21-year-old rookie.

Now with another year of experience under his belt, Becton could emerge as one of the best players at his position in 2021.

He'll be aided by a hopefully stronger supporting cast with 2021 first-round pick Alijah Vera-Tucker expected to line up alongside him at left guard.

Combine that with an improved offensive scheme — one that highlights his natural athleticism — and the stars seem to be aligning for Becton to have a monster year.

The only thing standing in his way could be his health. Becton's nagging injuries remain a concern and an offseason foot injury hasn't exactly quelled those concerns.

But if Becton can stay on the field, 2021 could be the year that he truly establishes himself as an elite left tackle.

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