Mock draft season is in full swing and everyone who is anyone (and even those who aren’t) are releasing their projections for the 2020 NFL Draft, essentially flooding the internet landscape with opinion and educated guesses.
Some of the mock drafts carry more weight than others, and in addition to Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay, Daniel Jeremiah, NFL Network’s Charley Casserly often draws significant interest and debate.
So, what did he have the New York Giants doing with pick No. 4 in the first version of his 2020 mock? Let’s take a look.
No. 4: Giants, Mekhi Becton, OT
Rebuilding the offensive line — especially at tackle — is essential to protecting second-year QB Daniel Jones. Won’t surprise me if the G-Men take Alabama OT Jedrick Wills instead.
Entering the 2019 season, Becton was projected to be a Day 3 pick, but a solid junior campaign thrust him up the draft boards where he’s now considered a consensus top 50 pick. But No. 4 overall? That seems like a bit of a stretch prior to seeing him perform at the NFL Combine.
There are some concerns with Becton’s weight and conditioning at the NFL level, but all things considered, those are minor issues that can be immediately addressed with the league’s strength and conditioning program.
How would you feel about Becton at No. 4 overall, Giants fans?