While the offensive line should get a boost from Becton in his rookie season, there are still uncertainties surrounding the group as a whole. The New York Jets are banking on continued development from Chuma Edoga in year two, and that he can put it all together with the physical traits he possesses.
The interior could also use a boost, even with the re-signing of Alex Lewis and a late-round flyer on Cameron Clark in the draft, who has good power and held his own against Clemson.
This is where Notre Dame’s Liam Eichenberg comes in. The Fighting Irish have developed some very good linemen in recent years, two of which have been first-round picks in Quenton Nelson and Mike McGlinchey.
Eichenberg can be the next one in line to be a first-round pick, but here he goes in the second round to New York. He shows a good initial strike on tape and keeps stronger rushers at bay with good hand placement and balance.
The one thing Eichenberg needs to work on most is his ability to handle speed rushers who threaten the outside track. It’s possible he could provide tackle/guard versatility in the NFL, which would greatly benefit the Jets.