The New York Jets were likely anxious they would not have the ability to draft one of the top four tackles when everything began. But once again because of quarterback hungry teams the Jets will be a beneficiary.
No one enhanced their draft stock at the combine as much as Mekhi Becton, the 6-foot 7-inch, 364-pound monster showed tremendous athleticism running a 5.1 forty-yard dash. Becton has the highest ceiling of the top four tackles but also is the highest bust risk playing against mediocre talent in the ACC.
The Jets will be thrilled to protect Sam Darnold with a prospect like Becton this late in the draft.
Who will the Las Vegas Raiders take with their first-ever pick since their latest relocation from Oakland? Look for the Raiders to upgrade the receiver position with a big-time playmaker in CeeDee Lamb from Oklahoma. Lamb averaged over 20 yards per reception in 2019 with 14 touchdowns.
Lamb is one of the strongest receivers in the 2020 draft class and is known for his contested and acrobatic catches. While Lamb does not have top-end speed, he always managed to find himself open in the Sooner offense.
Teams may be leery of Lamb who has not faced a substantial amount of press coverage like he will see in the NFL. Receivers from the Big 12 like Justin Blackmon and Corey Coleman haven’t always transitioned well to the next level.