#73 Mekhi Becton
WT: 364 lbs
High School: Highland Springs (Highland Springs, VA)
Accolades: NFL Combine.
Athleticism: Mekhi Becton shows potential as a supreme athlete at his position. He has excellent quickness and is somehow, despite his size, incredibly nimble on his feet. Excellent footwork and lateral quickness. 13/15.
Power/Strength: Incredibly powerful. Becton has great strength that he uses to bull even the fiercest of college pass rushers. Flings people around with incredible ease. Becton has strong hands and uses his length extremely well. Don’t let the Combine bench press scare you. He was pulled from an interview, he did ten pushups, and he did work. He did 26 reps at a workout the week prior. 21/25.
Pass Blocking: Strong pass blocking technique. Excellent drop and leverage that he keeps while preparing for his plant. Incredible recovery, he can adjust to unexpected speed with ease. 21/25.
Run Blocking: Was oftentimes asked to chop block in the offensive system. This is something that worries me. Not often did I see Becton working to the second level to collect blocks. His strength is clearly something he can use and he’s unstoppable moving downhill. This will need to be an aspect of his game that will require refinement. 14/20.
Football IQ/Awareness: Becton is smart and it shows on his tape. He has good awareness and uses it to recover and better prepare blocks. He has a bit to learn for certain, coming out of a system that isn’t used to having players of his skill, but Becton has a lot of upsides that will be attractive to NFL teams. Teams reportedly feel comfortable with Becton playing on either side of the line. 7/10.
Personality/Leadership: A clean off the field slate, Becton is a good presence in an NFL locker room. Teams have been pleased with his interview process and feel very good about his abilities. 5/5.
Mekhi Becton looks like a solid prospect to the professional level. Perhaps having one of the biggest bodies in NFL history helps, but his fluid movement throughout the game and his pass blocking ability will prove useful to NFL teams looking to protect their quarterback. Becton should be able to play on either side of the offensive line, as he is a better pass protector by nature. I think Becton is off of the board in the first 15 picks, and he has an All-Pro upside.
Injury Rating: (+1)
Ceiling Rating: (4)
Overall Grade: 86