Time crunch for Mekhi Becton and Denzel Mims, and New York Jets’ 2020 Draft – New York Jets blog

FLORHAM PARK (N.J.) — Take a look around at what's going on in the area New York Jets:

1. Disappearing draft: When they meet up, they will face each other. Baltimore Ravens On Sept. 11, the Jets likely will only have one member of their 2020 draft team in the starting lineup — tackle Mekhi Becton.

One starter of nine picks. Ouch.

The Jets hope that other receivers, especially wide receivers, will follow their lead. Denzel Mims Safety Ashtyn DavisTo be able contributors, they must get out of the sophomore and freshman slumps. They and other bubble players like defensive end, will need to make these next few months a priority. Jabari Zuniga And running back La'Mical PerineShe has lost weight.

It speaks volumes to the fact that the Jets have made more draft picks at the same position as four players in the '20 Class: wide receivers. Garrett Wilson And Elijah Moore over Mims; defensive end Jermaine Johnson over Zuniga; running backs Breece Hall And Michael Carter Over Perine; and cornerback Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner Over Bryce HallWith 24 starts, he leads the draft class.

Sometimes, the draft can be difficult to understand. For the past three drafts, the Jets used the same general manager, the same personnel department, and the same scouts. It is amazing to see the early returns for 2021 and 2022. Not so for 2020. The coaching staff was what changed, which meant that the schemes were modified — something that cannot be ignored.

Two of the nine 2020 picks have already been lost — quarterback James Morgan Cam Clark, guard (retired/injury) and Becton (cut). Becton's long-term prospects are still bright, but injuries and a weight problem have clouded his future.

Mims is the most difficult to manage because of his extraordinary size and speed. But he has also struggled with injuries, illness, and the playbook. He's currently no better than the WR5, so he's unlikely to be able to make the team. He is being talked up by the Jets to increase his trade value.

Robert Saleh stated that Mims was “a lot more advanced than he wasn't a year ago,” and noted that he's trying to improve his catch rate and efficiency on contested ball. Mims was struggling to regain strength from COVID-19 and food poisoning a year ago.

Saleh stated, “Denzel is doing much better.”[It's his] second time around, he’s in fantastic shape, looks really good.”

Davis (16 starts) was a former college track star who has excellent speed but is a weak tackler with doubtful instincts for safety. It's quite crowded out there and he will also have to fight to keep his spot on the team. The Class of '20 might be hit hard by a cutdown day.

2. Linemen for musical performances: The Jets have 16 linemen who are defensive — 16! They are expected to carry at least 10 and defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich stated that the goal is for each player to play no more than 30-35 snaps per match.

Wait, what?

This is not breaking news, there was a strong rotation last season. But Ulbrich stated that they expect to do so again. More Because the depth is greater than last year, subbing is possible. This is an important part of the Saleh–Ulbrich philosophy. Ulbrich said it was a strict rule and that asking them to play more than 35 games per day is detrimental to their health as well as to the quality of their play. There were no exceptions, he stated, even if there were stars like Aaron Donald Oder Nick Bosa.

This is a questionable tactic. Why would you put a player into a box? But it's unlikely to be a point of contention because the Jets don’t possess anyone of that caliber. Just for the record: John Franklin-Myers (43 photos) Quinnen Williams In 2021, snaps per game were 39% higher than the average (39) It is worth noting that Bosa had 46 snaps per game as a rookie under Saleh in 2019. San Francisco 49ers‘ defensive coordinator.

3. Buddy system Carter, who was the team's most prolific rusher, is now open to the idea that Hall and Carter can share carries — a great attitude. Carter shared the workload with North Carolina and learned how to appreciate the advantages of a timeshare. Javonte Williams (Denver Broncos).

Carter stated that Carter was able to eat for the first time in his life.

4. Left, right: Becton plans are still unveiled by the Jets. George FantBoth of them are not participating in voluntary exercises. One school of thought is to keep Becton at left tackle so that he can play alongside the experienced and steady Laken Tomlinson. Fant can be helped by moving Fant to the right tackle. Alijah Vera-TuckerThe first time since college, he is playing right guard.

5. Three for the Ring The Jets have inducted Nick Mangold, Darrelle Revis, and D'Brickashaw Ferguson into the Ring of Honor after five years of dormancy. Ferguson and Mangold should be celebrated as they could be the last remaining members of a dying breed, cornerstone players who played their entire career with the Jets. They were together when they arrived in 2006, and played until 2015-2016, respectively. Unfortunately, the Jets haven’t had any star “lifers” since then.

6. Did you know? Revis also spent time with The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots And Kansas City Chiefs, played 108 games for the Jets. Only two of the 19 Ring of Honor players played fewer games with the Jets' uniform. Name them. Below is the answer.

7. GM's sleepers: Joe Douglas spoke with ESPN about tight end and highlighted it in an interview. Tyler Conklin Protective and offensive tackle Solomon Thomas As potential surprises in their free-agent additions.

Douglas stated that Conklin “looks like an under-the radar find.” C.J. [Uzomah] Conklin and Thomas will make a formidable duo in this offense.” Thomas, he said, is “a guy that brings incredible intensity and effort every single day.” I feel like he’s a strong addition to an already solid defensive line.”

8. There is no waffling French toast is delicious! D.J. ReedIt's a breakfast thing. It is something that I haven't tried, and will probably never try. He said, “If I have cheat days, I never say, “Oooh that French toast looks great.” He's more of an egg-free pancakes and waffles person. Perhaps it's an occupational thing. Cornerbacks don’t like the word “toast” being associated with them.

Reed doesn't mind changing his diet. In an effort to improve his 40-yard dash time in college, Reed gave up steak and chicken for four years. He also became vegan. This changed when he sustained minor injuries while playing with the Seattle Seahawks. He was first introduced to Russell WilsonThe chef suggested that it would be better to eat chicken and steak again.

He took the advice and had a great 2021. He also landed a 3-year contract worth $33M in free agency. This is a lot of pancakes.

9. Trivia Answer: Al Toon and Matt Snell played in 86 and107 games, respectively, for the Jets. Both were injured and had to end their careers.

10. Last word: “Pressure, no. Urgency, yes.” — Mike LaFleur, offensive coordinator, on feeling pressure to be a quarterback Zach Wilson Transfer to another level

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