The Jets may be the worst team in the NFL through two weeks.
They may have been overwhelmed by the Bills and injury-depleted 49ers. They may be going nowhere but south.
But there is one reason for optimism. Rookie left tackle Mekhi Becton looks like an absolute keeper, several experts believe. Take former Jets and Patriots offensive lineman Damien Woody, for instance.
“I would venture to say he’s one of the best OTs in the game already,” the ESPN analyst tweeted.
He was quote-tweeting a video posted by the NFL Network’s Brian Baldinger of Becton’s impressive highlights on Sunday against the 49ers when he showed Becton more than holding his own against Nick Bosa before Bosa got hurt and other plays that showed Becton dominating the man across from him.
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“.@nyjets only a suggestion. Become a ‘left handed’ team and run behind ‘Highway 77’ He makes grown men disappear @BigTicket73 #BaldysBreakdowns,” Baldinger tweeted.
Geoff Schwartz, a former longtime NFL offensive lineman who works for Sirius XM, had a similar take.
“Mekhi Becton has elite recovery skills in pass pro,” he tweeted in a video of Becton going up against Bosa.
Pro Football Focus rated Becton as the No. 1 offensive rookie so far, grading him out at 79.7.