2020 NFL Mock Draft: Pre-Combine mock with Redskins trading down
Could the Giants use some corner help? Sure. Defensive line? Yeah, that too. What about receiver? I’d say they could use a potential No. 1 option. And linebacker? They need one of those too.
But it’s hard to imagine Dave Gettleman not using this pick on an offensive tackle given how the draft is likely to fall. Gettleman is big on play in the trenches and loves his “Hog Mollies” on the offensive line. In a strong tackle class, Gettleman will likely relish a chance to 1) have his pick of the tackle crop and 2) strengthen Daniel Jones’ protection ahead of his second season.
The only question is about which tackle he will select. There are a number of players in the running to be the No. 1 tackle off the board, and all could easily be top-15 picks. But at the end of the day, I think it’ll be Mekhi Becton who catches Gettleman’s eye.
Becton is a 6-foot-7, 368-pound behemoth who figures to be one of the top testers at the NFL Combine. He is freakishly athletic for his size and generates a lot of push at the point of attack. The technique still may need to be refined a bit, but the foundation is there. Couple that with his strength and ability to move in space, and Becton could become a steamroller on the field.
The ceiling that Becton has will make him well worth a selection, and he could challenge for a job at left or right tackle. The G-Men need to replace free agent Mike Remmers at right tackle, so Becton could go over there. Conversely, they could flip Nate Solder to the right side and leave Becton at what may be a more natural position for him.
But either way, Becton represents an excellent choice for the Giants. And though he may not be considered the No. 1 tackle right now, he should rocket up draft boards if he performs as expected at the combine.