LOUISVILLE, KY - OCTOBER 05: Mekhi Becton #73 of the Louisville Cardinals reacts in the second half of the game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Cardinal Stadium on October 5, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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New York Jets rookie offensive lineman Mekhi Becton is meeting with hospitalized children virtually as the world remains locked down.

“All I want to know is, “How did you run a 5.1 (40-yard-dash)?” This is what Jason asked Mekhi Becton over a virtual meeting.

The New York Jets rookie offensive tackle took to the virtual meetings in order to bring a smile to the faces of several hospitalized children.

Atlantic Health Systems’ Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown, NJ was the spot Becton frequented thanks to modern technology.


After Jason came Eli, the kid who asked a more important question.

“How did you push that truck?”

Eli was, of course, referring the famed clip of Becton pushing a truck from behind. After it shook the foundation of NFL fandom everywhere on NFL draft day, fans were amazed (as were these kids).

Finally, Larry doubled up.

“I saw you can push a big truck.”

He wasn’t finished.

“I bet I could push two of them,” Larry proclaimed.

The two discussed a truck-pushing competition in the future that would surely attract a crowd.

Becton, 21, represents the Jets’ first offensive lineman taken in the first round of the NFL draft since 2006 when D’Brickashaw Ferguson and Nick Mangold were snagged. The organization is hoping he’ll slip right into the starting left tackle role for a decade-plus. A mountain of a man is needed to protect Sam Darnold’s blindside.

Then, in about another decade, Larry can assume those very duties after Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay marvel over his ability to push not one but two full-sized trucks.


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