Former NFL scout breaks down Mekhi Becton and Jedrick Wills Dan Leberfeld

Here are the thoughts of NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah, a former NFL scout, on two possible Jets draft targets – Louisville’s Mekhi Becton and Alabama’s Jedrick Wills, both offensive tackles.

“Becton is my seventh player overall, Wills is my tenth. I view that as kind of the top tier for me, those two guys. Then I think right behind him is (Tristan) Wirfs, he’s my 13th player, and then Andrew Thomas is my 18th player. So I have four top 20 guys in my opinion. But I think there’s a little bit of separation between those top three and then Andrew Thomas.

“God didn’t make many like this. I mean, [Becton] is the definition of a freak. To be that big and to still be able to move the way he does is incredible. He dominates in the run game and the pass game, even though he’s still working through some things technically. He’s so big and so long you can’t get through him and you can’t get around him.

“I think Jedrick Wills on day one, the first day of practice, is going to be ahead of Becton, but I think Becton, the upside is what puts him over the top for me. So he’s my top guy.

“Jedrick Wills is just a natural knee-bender who’s very explosive. He can get himself in bad positions and find ways to recover with his athleticism. He played the right tackle spot there at Alabama. You’ve got a left-handed quarterback so that makes sense, put your best guy over there. I think he’s got left tackle ability. I think he can kick over there no problem, and he’s somebody in the run game that can uproot players. Again, just very explosive, very athletic player who I think he’s a top-10 pick in just about any year in my opinion.”


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