QUESTION SESSION WITH NFL NETWORK'S DANIEL JEREMIAH
NY Jets Confidential|March - April 2020
Becton an ‘absolute freak’

Q: How deep is the wide receiver class?

A: I’ve got 27 wide receivers with top-three round grades in this draft. And consider average 31 are taken. We had a max of 35 taken in, I believe that was in 2017.

So this is a really phenomenal group of wideouts. Not all those guys are going to go early. They’ll end up spreading throughout the draft. But it’s really a good group.

Q: What do you think of Georgia offensive tackle Andrew Thomas?

A: You mentioned the big left tackle, he’s powerful, he’s dominant in the run game. He can anchor in pass protection. He’s very aware. He’s just on the ground a little bit for me. That was a concern, some of the balance issues.

Q: What are your thoughts on Florida cornerback C.J. Henderson?

A: I think he’s the second best corner in the draft. I think he’ll be the second one to go. He’s just really explosive. He can play press. He can play off. He’s real loose and fluid. He shows the ability to play the ball down the field. Can be a little bit inconsistent there.

The main knock on him is just tackling. He’s just missed way too many tackles. That’s kind of the flaw. He’s going to test very well, very athletic.

Q: What can you tell us about Iowa offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs?

A: I think he’s somebody that has a chance to be an All-Pro guard. And I know he’s played tackle, he’s played on the right and the left. And he’s a good tackle. I think he can play tackle in the NFL. I think he has a chance to be an elite guard. He’s got some issues — oversetting, that can be cleaned up a little bit. I just thought he’d be better if he had neighbors on each side (as a guard).

Q: What are your thoughts on LSU edge rusher K’Lavon Chaisson?

A: He’s an explosive edge rusher for (LSU) and got better as the season went along, tore his ACL in ’18. Then as you watched him through the season you started to see him really pick it up and get better. I’ve heard he played in the high 230’s. I’ve heard he could be in the low 250’s now. So how big he is could go a long way in helping him.

Q: What do you think of offensive tackle Mekhi Becton?

A: Becton is a freak, from Louisville, an absolute freak. He’s a left tackle. He’s a better version of Bryant McKinnie. He’s going to be that guy for the next 10 to 12 years to protect your franchise quarterback. He’s so big, so long, so athletic, even when he is not perfect, it doesn’t matter because nobody can get through him. He’s 6-7, 370 pounds. You just don’t see guys like that come around very often.

Q: What do you see with Clemson wide receiver Tee Higgins?

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