Two impressive things about offensive tackle Mekhi Becton’s skill set were on display on one play in today’s Jets practice.
On a running play, he pulled to the second level and knocked linebacker Neville Hewitt to the ground.
So on this play, he not only showed his amazing mobility for a man his size, but his road-grading ability as a blocker.
“You rarely see a 370-pound guy move the way he does,” Jets coach Adam Gase said on Monday. “It’s hard to explain what it feels like when you’re standing next to him. When you get next to him, that’s when you realize how big this guy is. When other players are talking about his size, his length, his strength, that’s when you know it’s real. You know it’s not something that a coach or scout is just talking about just because of a height, weight, speed, measurable-type thing. He applies it to the field.”
Becton’s size makes for tough decisions by opponents, or teammates facing him in practice.
“It’s difficult for guys to figure out how to rush him in the pass game and then in the run game it’s hard to move [him] back, you don’t see much penetration,” Gase said.
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