Option 2: OT Mekhi Becton OT Louisville
The NY Giants’ Offensive Line needs help – no debate there. Sadly, it’s become almost a tradition that the start of every football offseason begins with this mention. Well, this year is no different.
With a young quarterback going through the growing pains of a starting job and now another offensive system, management needs to help Daniel Jones out and provide him with what they failed to provide Eli Manning for the last six seasons of his professional career – protection!
They also need muscle up front to create running lanes for Saquon Barkley, who has shown a penchant for putting this team on his back: running for 2,028 yards from scrimmage in 2018, and 1,441 yards in 2019 – a true testament to his prowess in the backfield, considering he missed three games due to injury and how underutilized he was in last year’s offensive game plan.
In order to improve on this, the NY Giants need to address the offensive tackle position in the first round, and their three best options are Jedrick Wills Jr. out of Alabama, Mekhi Becton out of Louisville, and Andrew Thomas out of Georgia.
While Wills Jr. and Thomas both represent top-tier talent and would be impact players who would instantly improve their weak offensive line, Mekhi Becton overshadows them both. He’s big; he’s physical; and his incredible speed up front would improve any run game, making him an excellent complement to Saquon Barkley.
This 6’7”, 369 pound star-in-the-making would be instrumental in solidifying the left side of the Giants’ weak offensive line. And real protection up front would boost every player on offense, starting with Daniel Jones.