Running back Frank Gore has actually seen a great deal of football players over the years, but among his new teammates with the Jets still stands apart.
First-round choice Mekhi Becton is noted at 6 7 ″ and 363 pounds, that makes him almost a foot taller and 150 pounds heavier than the veteran tailback. Gore said that Becton is “various” after viewing him in the groups first cushioned practice and members of the defense likewise took notice.
Linebacker Blake Cashman said the very first thing he discovered was Bectons size and that the novice went on to impress in other methods.
” I had to take him one-on-one, and lets just say that didnt go so great for me,” Cashman stated, via Brian Costello of the New York Post. “Today in practice, first day in pads, he made himself known out there and what hes capable of doing. Hes a fantastic player, somebody thats going to play a very long time in this league. He has a lot more potential to grow.”
Jets head coach Adam Gase stated its unusual to see a gamer Bectons size move the method he does and stated that Becton “needs to have studied over this summer to come here and execute the method hes been carrying out” in practice. For a team that had a hard time all of last year on the offensive line, Bectons early efforts provide encouraging indications that things can be better this time around.