General manager Joe Douglas’ passion project will be unveiled Sunday (1 p.m. ET, CBS) at the Buffalo Bills — a (pretty much) brand-new offensive line, headlined by his first draft pick (left tackle Mekhi Becton) and his biggest free-agent signing (center Connor McGovern).
The 370-pound Becton is the Jets’ first rookie offensive lineman to start opening day since 2006, when D’Brickashaw Ferguson and Nick Mangold debuted at left tackle and center, respectively. The organization hopes Becton and McGovern can be its new “Nick & Brick,” solidifying for years the two most critical positions on the line.
As Jets running back Frank Gore said, “When he gets his hands on you, he tries to dominate you. I like that. When I saw that, I said, ‘OK.’ Some big guys don’t have that. He’s got that.”
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