Only this could happen to the New York Jets.
The Jets offensive line got a whole lot bigger Thursday night when the team selected Louisville tackle Mekhi Becton with the No. 11 overall pick in the NFL draft.
Before it even got to that point, a Jets graphic came in to inform fans that the pick was in. But the Jets logo was placed in a matter that it looked like the team was selecting male genitalia.
Aside from the epic failure of a graphic, Becton is a 6-foot-7, 363 pound man who 5.12 40-yard dash at the scouting combine in February.
“A man that size isn’t supposed to be as nimble as he is,” Jets general manager Joe Douglas said. “When he ran that 5.1 40 at the combine, that was certainly eye-opening.”
Becton was considered one of the top four tackles in this draft and the Jets got a good one.
“For us, it’s a big man that can move people off the ball for sure in the run game,” coach Adam Gase said. “He’s a tough guy to get around playing that tackle spot. He brings an edge to us. He brings nasty to our offensive line room. Anytime you can add a guy like that you’re fired up as a coaching staff.”
As it turned out, the flagged drug test that he had did not hurt him one bit.
“It was just a messed-up drug test,” Becton said Thursday night in a Zoom call with the media. “I made a mistake, a young mistake that won’t happen again. It was a one-time mistake that’s never going to happen again.”