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Jets sign first-round pick Mekhi Becton as training camp nears – New York Post


With rookies reporting to training camp Tuesday, the Jets were busy getting their draft picks signed Monday.
The team announced four of its picks have signed their contracts, including first-round pick Mekhi Becton. The offensive tackle gets a four-year, $18.4 million contract with a fifth-year team option as the 11th pick in the draft.
Defensive end Jabari Zuniga, quarterback James Morgan and punter Braden Mann also signed their four-year deals. The Jets now have eight of their nine picks under contract. The only unsigned pick is safety Ashtyn Davis, a third-round selection.
The Jets took Becton out of Louisville, hoping he can be Sam Darnolds blindside protector for the next decade. The 6-foot-7, 364-pounder is expected to start immediately at left tackle. He is a key piece in a rebuilt offensive line.
The Jets took Zuniga in the third round out of Florida. His contract is for $4.7 million over four years. Morgan was a fourth-round pick from Florida International. His deal is for $4 million over four years. The Jets took Mann in the sixth round out of Texas A&M. His contract is for $3.5 million over four years.

Source : https://nypost.com/2020/07/20/jets-sign-first-round-pick-mekhi-becton-as-training-camp-nears/

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