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Building A Jets Core: Mekhi Becton

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We have the seventh core member of the New York Jets, as voted by all of you. And the winner is: Mekhi Becton, Offensive Tackle! The Jets drafted Becton with the 11th pick in the 2020 NFL draft. Becton had a promising rookie year with the Jets before missing virtually the entire 2021 season with a knee injury. In his absence George Fant had a good year at left tackle, putting the position up for grabs in 2022. Whether at left or right tackle, the Jets hope Becton will be a fixture on the offensive line for much of the next decade.

With Becton taking the 7th spot, our crowd sourced Jets Core 2023 looks like this:

  1. Zach Wilson
  2. Alijah Vera-Tucker
  3. Elijah Moore
  4. Michael Carter I
  5. Bryce Hall
  6. Quinnen Williams
  7. Mekhi Becton
  8. ?

Your job, should you choose to accept it, is to think alongside the Jets’ staff and vote for who you think are the most likely players to form the Jets core and still be here on opening day of the 2023 season. Nobody knows for sure how things will play out. Evaluating the chances of some of the younger players who have barely scratched the surface yet is tricky, but we know who the coaching staff is and what type of players might fit their system, so let’s give this a shot. Let’s crowd source a Jets Core 2023.

Through late February I’ll be putting up a daily poll asking GGN to vote on the most likely current Jets players to still be with the team in 2023. I’ll include some current Jets that are not under contract for the 2022 season and may leave in free agency this year, but I will not include any player in college, in the 2022 NFL draft, currently under contract with another team, or any free agent who wasn’t with the Jets at the end of 2021. The idea here is to build a list of the current Jets players you think will most likely make up a core group the team will build around to begin to construct a playoff contender.

If a name you think should be on the poll is not there you can write in candidates in the comments section. If a player gets support in the comments I’ll add him to the poll.

We all have different views on various Jets players. What we’re looking for here is the community’s collective view of the players who might help lead the Jets out of the wilderness in the coming years. Your views may or may not coincide with the community’s, and either way that’s OK.

So let’s get to it. Today we continue with the number eight Jets core player. Who will it be? Vote early, vote often, and let’s hear who you think are the players that will be the Jets leaders of the future.


Who is the #8 Jets player most likely to be with the team in the 2023 season?

This poll is closed

  • 27%
    Carl Lawson
    (130 votes)
  • 9%
    George Fant
    (46 votes)
  • 34%
    John Franklin-Myers
    (164 votes)
  • 1%
    Corey Davis
    (5 votes)
  • 1%
    Connor McGovern
    (7 votes)
  • 1%
    Brandin Echols
    (9 votes)
  • 12%
    Michael Carter II
    (62 votes)
  • 4%
    Braxton Berrios
    (24 votes)
  • 3%
    C.J. Mosley
    (17 votes)
  • 1%
    Quincy Williams
    (7 votes)
  • 0%
    Folorunso Fatukasi
    (2 votes)
  • 1%
    Ashtyn Davis
    (6 votes)
  • 0%
    Jamien Sherwood
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Hamsah Nasirildeen
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Jason Pinnock
    (1 vote)
481 votes total Vote Now