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Mekhi Becton: 2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report

Givanni Damico | March 30th, 2020

Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville, #73

Height: 6’7”

Weight: 360 LBs

Eligibility: Junior

Games Watched: Clemson (2019), Syracuse (2019), Boston College (2019), Miami (2019)

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Athleticism9/10 For his size, he is a freak athlete. He is able to stick with most speed rushers or linebackers and can change direction with ease.
Strength10/10 If you’ve seen him play at all, you know how strong he is. But if you haven’t, look up the video of him pushing a truck while the driver holds down the brakes.
Hands7.5/10 His hand placement is effective, but a bit inaccurate at times. He needs to improve his technique so that it is a bit more sound and clean. If he can do this, the combination with his power punches will be nearly unstoppable.
Pass Blocking8/10 It’s unfortunate that the quarterback situation has been so brutal for Louisville during the past two seasons. He gets backed down sometimes by pass rushers with good bend. If a pass rusher took an angle at him, he gave up on the play at times.
Point of Attack9/10 Incredible at creating space to block. He’s so strong that he can block any pass rusher you line up across from him.
Football IQ7/10 Takes it a bit too far with his punches sometimes. Continues play after the whistle. This is a developmental trait for him but he can only go up from here.
Run Blocking8/.510 Usually pretty dominant here except when being forced to bend. We’ll get into bend now.
Bend6.5/10 Forcing him to bend is a good way to beat him. He’s such a massive guy that his size hinders him here. He needs to be able to maintain a decent weight where he can stick with any pass rusher. Lots of room for improvement here.
Competitive Toughness9/10 If I were a pass rusher, I wouldn’t want to have to go against Becton. He’s a mean blocker who doesn’t give up on protecting his quarterback (or the ballcarrier). 
Length9.5/10 All of it. He’s got long reach which helps his hand placement and effectiveness as a blocker.
Overall

84/100 Mekhi Becton has all the potential in the world to develop into one of the league’s most dominant tackles. He also has the potential to not pan out as we all think he will. He does a lot of things right, but he needs development with hand placement and he needs to be able to keep his weight consistent while not allowing it to hinder him.
Round Grade: Late FirstProjected Draft Position: Top 15

Pro Comparison: Orlando Brown, Jr 

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