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#Jets sign first-round pick Mekhi Becton as training camp nears

#Jets sign first-round pick Mekhi Becton as training camp nears

July 20, 2020 | 9:20pm

With rookies reporting to training camp Tuesday, the Jets were busy getting their draft picks signed Monday.

The team announced three of its picks have signed their contracts, including first-round pick Mekhi Becton. The offensive tackle gets a four-year, $18.4 million contract with a fifth-year team option as the 11th pick in the draft.

DE Jabari Zuniga and QB James Morgan also signed their four-year deals. The Jets now have seven of their nine picks under contract. The rest are expected to sign soon.

The Jets took Becton out of Louisville, hoping he can be Sam Darnold’s blindside protector for the next decade. The 6-foot-7, 364-pounder is expected to start immediately at left tackle. He is a key piece in a rebuilt offensive line.

The Jets took Zuniga in the third round out of Florida. His contract is for $4.7 million over four years. Morgan was a fourth-round pick from Florida International. His deal is for $4 million over four years.

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