2. Mekhi Becton, OT, NY Jets
As previously mentioned, the Jets saw Vera-Tucker as another future Pro Bowl lineman along the left side of their offensive line. The other being 2020 first-round pick Mekhi Becton.
The Louisville product has a ceiling that is somehow even higher than his own height. He stands at 6-foot-7 and 364 pounds, making him an immovable object for defenders.
Becton flashed his talent his rookie season, even though lingering injuries limited him to 14 games. He was a solid all-around blocker, with mid-70 PFF grades as both a run and pass blocker.
Throughout the season, Becton was among if not the leaders for the AFC Pro Bowl vote, before falling out of play come season’s end. If anything, that will only make “Mount Becton” even more dangerous this year, as he has something to prove.
Speaking of something to prove, in order for Becton to make the Pro Bowl he will need to stay healthy. Already, Becton is dealing with plantar fasciitis, which will keep him off his feet for some time.
Luckily, he is not expected to need surgery or miss training camp, which is huge in terms of him developing chemistry with Vera-Tucker on the left side.
When the Jets drafted Becton, the hope was for him to anchor their quarterback’s blindside for the next decade, similar to what D’Brickashaw Ferguson did for the team.
Following one season in the pros, it appears that as long as he is healthy, not only will he do so, but he may perform at a Pro Bowl level for years to come.