A 2020 NFL draft scouting report for Louisville offensive tackle Mekhi Becton.
The more we dig into the offensive tackles in the 2020 NFL draft, the deeper the class gets. This is a great year to need an offensive tackle as there is legitimate talent at the top of the 2020 NFL Draft and great depth throughout.
Today, we are going to take a look at Louisville offensive tackle Mekhi Becton and see how he fits in the 2020 NFL draft class.
Weight: 369 pounds
Note: Becton’s measurements come from the official University of Louisville Athletics site.
Becton is a massive man whose size and power immediately stands out on tape. He is tremendously powerful at the point of attack, easily moving defenders out of his way in the run game. Becton also holds a solid base and anchors extremely well in pass protection.
There is no doubt about Becton’s ability to clear out space as a run blocker. Once he gets his big paws on a defender, it is typically game over.
However, there are obviously concerns about his ability to move. Whenever you see a guy as massive as Becton, he typically has some issues moving his feet quick enough. That being said, Becton has seemed to trim down a bit this season and is moving pretty well. When official combine measurements come out, I expect that Becton will weight in at much less than his current listed weight.
He is always going to be a massive man, but Becton looks much quicker and lighter on his feet this season. He is getting off of the ball quickly and shows more than enough quickness to seal the edge and block at the second level. Becton also looks much more smooth in pass protection and does a nice job of mirroring opposing edge rushers. Becton also has extremely long arms that he uses well to gain an advantage over the defender as both a run blocker and pass protector.
Simply put, his combination of length, strong hand usage and power gives him massive upside at the next level. As long as he can keep his weight down and his movement skills remain at an adequate level, Becton is going to be a very good offensive tackle at the next level. If he tests well, a team taking a chance on Becton late in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft is not out of the question.