Mekhi Becton's first month in the NFL has been nothing like he could've ever expected.
With players and coaches scattered around the country because of the coronavirus pandemic, Becton has been participating in virtual meetings, learning the playbook and texting some of his new teammates.
But that's the extent of what he's been able to do with the New York Jets.
"It’s definitely been weird because I can’t go on the field and physically walk through the plays so I can get a better understanding of them," Becton said on a Zoom call with reporters Monday. "That would be the only weird aspect of it."
Drafted 11th overall out of Louisville in April, Becton could be tasked with protecting quarterback Sam Darnold's blind side as the left tackle, a role the Jets hope Becton could hold for many years.
A rare combination of size and athleticism, the 6-foot-7, 364-pound Becton says he has two goals for his rookie season.