4th pick, New York Giants select: Louisville OT Mekhi Becton
If this isn’t a Dave Gettleman pick, I don’t know what is. A mauler in the run game, a huge body, he’s powerful, and he’ll pave the way for Saquon Barkley. This absolutely screams Dave Gettleman, for better or for worse.
Becton has a lot of question marks in terms of the technical side of his game, and he’ll need to work on those things before he develops into a reliable pass blocker.
Becton has flown up draft boards since August, and I was certain that his value would peak in the late 1st round. Oh, how wrong I was. Becton is looking at being a top ten pick, if not top five. Gettleman’s Giants though, that’s the spot that just seems destined to be.
Mekhi Becton has visited with the Los Angeles Chargers recently, so who knows if this throws a wrench into the Chargers’ plans. If so, I would be happy that New York bit the bullet, as I’m not sold on Becton as a first-year starter in the NFL across from Von Miller, Maxx Crosby, and Frank Clark. Those guys require finesse, whereas Becton is all about power.