ESPN’s Todd McShay released his second mock draft of the year. He has the Jets going for an offensive lineman with his top pick.
11. New York Jets Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville
This is another clear mix of need and value. First, the Jets allowed 52 sacks in 2019, the fourth most in the NFL. Second, left tackle Kelvin Beachum is a free agent. Becton and that massive 6-foot-7 frame would not only help protect Sam Darnold’s blind side but also spark a Le’Veon Bell-led run game that never took off, finishing 31st in the league (78.6 yards per game), ahead of only the Dolphins. It makes a ton of sense, but don’t be surprised to see the Jets kick the offensive line problem down the road in favor of finding an impact pass-rusher or shutdown cornerback. The problem is finding one outside the top 10.
Joe Burrow, Chase Young, Jeff Okudah, Isaiah Simmons, Tua Tagovailoa, Jedrick Wills, Derrick Brown, Tristan Wirfs, Javon Kinlaw, and Josh Jones are the players off the board in this mock.
The Jets are clearly in need of offensive line help. It seems likely they will go in that direction if one of the top prospects is available.