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UofL left tackle Mekhi Becton selected 11th overall by Jets in 2020 NFL Draft

The former Cardinal heads to East Rutherford to sure up an offensive line that allowed the fourth most sacks last season.

The New York Jets selected UofL left tackle Mekhi Becton with the 11th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. 

Becton was a three-year starter with the Cards and had a huge part in the run-blocking success the team had last season. 

At 6-foot-7 and 364-pounds, Becton eats up space in the both pass and run blocking. 

Becton is projected to start right away for the Jets and provide an immediate impact on the O-Line, which is needed after the team allowed the fourth most sacks in the league last season at 52. 

Protecting franchise quarterback Sam Darnold was the biggest priority heading into the draft and the team accomplished that with the selection of the "Big Ticket."

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Becton's reaction to being picked:

Watch his family's reaction after he was chosen:

Credit: AP
FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2020, file photo, Louisville offensive lineman Mekhi Becton runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. Becton was chosen by the New York Jets in the first round of the NFL draft. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

The addition of the 6-foot-7, 365-pound Becton helps solidify the Jets offensive line. 

UofL Football tweeted this after Becton was selected.

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