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New York Jets OT Mekhi Becton shines in debut

In his professional debut, the man known as “The Big Ticket” was more than worth the price of admission (well, metaphorically speaking, considering the only fan in attendance was a buffalo).

Pro Football Focus scored Becton with an overall grade of 77.2 (fitting for #77) in his NFL debut, which ranked 11th-best among all tackles and eighth-best among left tackles in Week 1. It was the best grade posted among the five tackles taken in the top-15 of this year’s draft (Jedrick Wills 45th, Tristan Wirfs 50th, Andrew Thomas 51st).

While no conclusions can be drawn after one game, be the performance good or bad, Becton looked remarkably pro-ready, flashing the wherewithal, technical proficiency, and fundamentals that he will need for his obvious physical gifts to shine.