5 potential left tackle options for Cincinnati Bengals in 2022
4. Mekhi Becton
Here’s another option that could be filed away under ‘unlikely’ but I’m still intrigued by the possibility of this happening. Mekhi Becton went No. 11 overall in the 2020 NFL Draft to the Jets in the hopes that he could be their franchise left tackle.
Unfortunately, Becton’s career to this point has been filled with injuries, as he’s appeared in just 15 games throughout his two seasons. This past year, he played in only one game before missing the rest of the year.
No one probably expected Becton to be a potential trade candidate this time last year but a lot has changed in the Jets organization. Head coach Robert Saleh openly said during a press conference that Becton would be competing with George Fant for the starting left tackle job this summer and that shouldn’t be the case for a guy you took in the first round just two years ago.
ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler said that Becton was an under-the-radar trade candidate and if he is available on the trade block, the Bengals would be fools not to throw their hat into the ring.
Again, Becton is an unlikely option but if he were to be made available, Cincinnati is a clear fit for his services.