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Jets T Mekhi Becton Graded as NFL's Top Rookie on Offense Through Two Weeks 

Pro Football Focus: QB Sam Darnold Finished No. 7 Among QBs in Week 2 


Jets rookie T Mekhi Becton has had an impressive start to his first NFL season and is the highest-graded rookie on offense (79.2) through two weeks, according to Pro Football Focus.

Becton (6-7, 363), who was selected No. 11 overall, was the fifth-highest graded rookie in Week 1 (77.2) and highest among rookies on offense. He received a 74.9 grade in Week 2, which ranked No. 14 among all NFL tackles and No. 3 among rookie tackles.  

"Becton's been awesome," QB Sam Darnold said. "I think he would say there's been a couple things, but other than that he's been really good and he's going to continue to help this team grow and win games."

Darnold, who completed 65.6% of his passes (21 of 32) for 179 yards and 1 TD against the 49ers, had a 90.5 QB rating and finished seventh among QBs with an 86.2 grade. His 83.6 passing grade ranked sixth. Head Coach Adam Gase said that Darnold managed the game better in Week 2 than he had in the season opener at Buffalo.

"He's doing some good stuff, we've just got to find a way to get the ball in the end zone when we're in the red zone," Gase said. "That's the No. 1 thing, and that's something that we'll keep working on, we'll keep making that a point of emphasis. It was good to see us being able to keep him in third-and-manageable and then him getting conversions. I thought there were some really good throws that he made and we've just got to keep building off of the positive things that we did."

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