What Did We Learn From the First Week of Jets Training Camp?

RL: We’ve learned that for the duration of camp, Mekhi Becton vs. Carl Lawson is going to be a matchup that’s worth the proverbial price of admission. Lawson was the premier Jets signing of this year’s free-agency period, while Becton was the first-round pick who had a promising pro debut all last season. Lawson’s the unusually compact edge rusher at 6-2 and 265, Becton is the 6-7, 350-something (he wouldn’t say exactly where he’s weighing in) man-mountain. All during this past week, the two traded successes in line and team drills. “He’s got a lot of speed and power to him, his power spin is really tough,” Becton said of Lawson. “It’s helping me a whole lot. He’s getting me better, I’m getting him better.” Next week, the Jets put on full pads for the first time this summer. Will that change the balance of power from Week 1? “It’s going to be the way it is now,” Mekhi said. “I’m going to win some, he’s going to win some.” Eventually, the games will begin. And Becton has no doubt what August will mean for him come September: “When it’s game time, I’m going to be ready for sure.”

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