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If it wasn’t for the failed piss test, it’s unlikely we ever would’ve gotten the guy.

I thought for sure he would end up going to the Giants at #4 given Gettleman’s philosophy on rare, mountain man OL and the Giants need at OT.

In the end they opted for the cleanest, safest prospect in Thomas which I can’t fault them for.

Still, VERY excited to have Becton.

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1 minute ago, Untouchable said:

If it wasn’t for the failed piss test, it’s unlikely we ever would’ve gotten the guy.

I thought for sure he would end up going to the Giants at #4 given Gettleman’s philosophy on rare, mountain man OL and the Giants need at OT.

In the end they opted for the cleanest, safest prospect in Thomas which I can’t fault them for.

Still, VERY excited to have Becton.

Nightmare of Kyle Brady over Warren Sapp.?

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I think there was a team targeting one of the WRs, but JD couldn't miss out on Becton, and Wirfs was projected at Guard. 

Did you see the shape he was in? Holy sh*t man, he stood up & was chiseled! This guy getting stronger in an NFL strength program is a scary scenario for opposing defenders. 

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8 minutes ago, Untouchable said:

If it wasn’t for the failed piss test, it’s unlikely we ever would’ve gotten the guy.

I really wonder how much of a factor this was. If it was weed, I really doubt that anyone cared outside of the timing of it. More about making a bad decision than doing a bad thing. These execs know at least two-thirds of the league is smoking pot. 

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4 minutes ago, slats said:

I really wonder how much of a factor this was. If it was weed, I really doubt that anyone cared outside of the timing of it. More about making a bad decision than doing a bad thing. These execs know at least two-thirds of the league is smoking pot. 

Agreed

I think the timing was everything, especially after the stipulations put into the new CBA.

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12 minutes ago, slats said:

Becton did not feel nearly as safe as Wirfs, and the more I think about it, the more I like it. Mac went for the high floor guy in the first round every time. JD went for ceiling. 

It's not too surprising that he had Becton rated that much higher than Wirfs or the WRs. As much as I would've loved to trade down a bit and add another pick for today, I can't fault him. 

Really want that starting potential WR early tonight. 

Agreed. I would of liked another pick too, but this leads me to believe Douglas really sees something special in Becton, and I am excited about that.

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I trust he didn't because the offers were very underwhelming. Since trading down is usually the best way to go for a team seemingly in transition like the Jets. But perhaps Douglas sees his team ready to make some noise this year; I don't see why not if he adds some more weapons for same and the o-line gels.

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6 minutes ago, section314 said:

Seems like JD and Gase are ok with either Fant or Edoga at RT. JD's ranking of OT's was probably centered on only guys who could come in and play LT right away. With Wills gone, Becton was the man. Seems like we may finally have a "man with a plan."

What's odd though is Wills has predominately been a RT at Bama.

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11 minutes ago, slats said:

I expect it to be Fant at LT and Becton on the right side this year. 

Jets' projected opening-day offensive line: LT Mekhi Becton, LG Alex Lewis, C Connor McGovern, RG Greg Van Roten, RT George Fant. On the bench: T Chuma Edoga, C Jonotthan Harrison, G Brian Winters, C/G Josh Andrews. Analysis: The Becton pick completes a stunning makeover. Fant has played mostly left tackle, but he has the ability to flex (135 career snaps at right tackle). In Becton, the Jets should have their first fixture left tackle since D'Brickashaw Ferguson.

 
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4 minutes ago, BROOKLYN JET said:

Jets' projected opening-day offensive line: LT Mekhi Becton, LG Alex Lewis, C Connor McGovern, RG Greg Van Roten, RT George Fant. On the bench: T Chuma Edoga, C Jonotthan Harrison, G Brian Winters, C/G Josh Andrews. Analysis: The Becton pick completes a stunning makeover. Fant has played mostly left tackle, but he has the ability to flex (135 career snaps at right tackle). In Becton, the Jets should have their first fixture left tackle since D'Brickashaw Ferguson.

 
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Rich Cimini, ESPN Staff Writer3h ago

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C'mon, man....

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47 minutes ago, Jets723 said:

I think he was trying to figure out a way to trade down AND get Becton but he felt it was too risky and he wouldn’t get him 

I think he was trying to see if whoever was making the offer would blow him away with excess value that would make dropping and ending up with Wirfs worth it. If someone close wanted to give him a 1 & 2, or to talk about including next year's 1 ... he'd have had to think about it. 

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18 minutes ago, slats said:

I expect it to be Fant at LT and Becton on the right side this year. 

When Douglas was asked about what position he’ll play he said they’re going to put the best 5 out there, Becton is not tied to any position, so this could happen. 

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22 minutes ago, slats said:

I expect it to be Fant at LT and Becton on the right side this year. 

I expect that the Jets' plan is to go into camp with the idea that Becton will start at RT, but to give him the opportunity to earn the LT job in camp; if he's ready, they'll start him at LT. Fant can swing and Edoga is better at RT, so I think the Jets are thinking this way:

Dream scenario: Becton shows he can play LT and Edoga shows he's a bookend on the right. Fant ends up as a 1 year swing tackle and 6th OL before getting cut (or takes a serious paycut) next offseason

Likeliest scenario: Becton starts at RT, Fant at LT, and they flip-flop in the middle of the year or after the season, at which point Edoga gets a chance to take the RT job from Fant (and if he does, Fant's offseason goes the same way)

Worst-case, but can live with it: Becton shows in the preseason that he needs more technique work before he is playable. Fant starts at LT, Edoga at RT, Becton gets occasional game action and takes one of the two jobs mid-season when he earns it.

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22 minutes ago, sec101row23 said:

Once Arizona took Simmons the need to trade up was over.   The Jets were very fortunate Arizona didn’t go OT.  

That was huge! As soon as I saw Simmons I got excited, it's like outside of probably one of the freakiest Injury years since 1986 last year, the Jets luck has been changing. We'll see. 

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Really happy we didn’t, because I think Bechton will be ALL-PRO level.

Trading down we might have still gotten an average-good ot and an additional 2nd or 3rd, which would have been good.

But, when you have the chance to get an all pro at a premium top 4 position, you take it.

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42 minutes ago, Arsis said:

Jets could have drafted both rice and marino

Bill Walsh wanted Toon, Rice was his consolation prize. 

23 minutes ago, Embrace the Suck said:

tequila drinking GIF

Love this show, btw, and wholeheartedly agree with Sterling here. Binged all ten seasons in the last couple months. :) 

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