Now, that also means there’s little to take away from Becton’s 40 other than marveling at it, but scouts will love his quick 10-yard split, showing his ability to burst off the line at the snap and get second level to pick up a linebacker or safety. View author archive; ... led by Louisville’s 357-pound Mekhi Becton, who ran a 5.10 time in the 40. 1 Dustin Johnson tests positive for COVID-19, out of CJ Cup, Former FSU coach Bobby Bowden to be released from hospital after COVID-19, This week in the National Football League. The reason for this is, partially, the ravenous appetite of football fans for any football content — especially around the beloved NFL Draft — but also because it is the opportunity to see some of the best athletes in the world put that athleticism on display. 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He was named first-team All-ACC last season and was awarded the 2019 Jacobs Blocking Trophy, an honor given to the best offensive lineman in the Atlantic Coast Conference as voted by coaches. Louisville tackle Mekhi Becton, the biggest player at this year's NFL draft combine at 6-foot-7⅜ and 364 pounds, had Indianapolis buzzing after he ran the 40-yard dash in 5.10 seconds. According to ESPN Stats & Information, Becton became the heaviest prospect to run a sub-5.2 40-yard dash at the combine since 2006. One reasonable guess is that Mike McGlinchey moves from right tackle to left and the 49ers fill McGlinchey’s spot. Becton, who is … Meet Louisville offensive lineman Mekhi Becton. That is absolutely ridiculous. Louisville OL Mekhi Becton just ran a 5.11u 40-yard dash. Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Former Louisville Cardinals offensive lineman Mekhi Becton, who is the largest player at this year's NFL Scouting Combine, registered a mind-blowing time in the 40-yard dash Friday. He's 6'7" and weighs 364 lbs (via @NFL) ... I’m curious about what else is said about him and his entire combine performance. It screamed left tackle. Titans RB Derrick Henry delivers devastating stiff-arm to Bills' Josh Norman, New York Jets release Pro Bowl RB Le'Veon Bell, Cowboys QB Dak Prescott has successful surgery on broken ankle, World No. This tight end's NFL Combine could not have gone worse, THE BEST INSIGHTS FROM THE ULTIMATE INSIDERS, Pinstripe Pod: A NY Yankees Podcast Louisville offensive lineman Mekhi Becton is a massive individual. Listen on Apple Podcasts | Spotify, Gang's All Here: A NY Jets Podcast Louisville offensive tackle Mekhi Becton is a unique NFL prospect. It was eventually determined that Becton’s official time was a 5.10. The NFL Combine has become a massive event. Copyright © 2020 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. When Mekhi Becton stopped by PFT Live this week, he told Mike Florio and Charean Williams that his goal was to run the 40-yard-dash in 5.2 seconds at the Scouting Combine. 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Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. 2nd 40 attempt for Mekhi Becton: 5.13! Becton is the heaviest player at the Combine, but he's far from the slowest, as he ran a blistering 40 that wowed everyone. It was the kind of performance that had Twitter abuzz. “And the Wirfs kid is a third-year junior,” Mayock said. Former Memphis defensive tackle Dontari Poe has the fastest 40-yard dash time for a player over 340 pounds in the last 15 years. McGlinchey struggled at left tackle while in college, and it might be better to get someone else to protect Jimmy Garoppolo’s blindside. You wouldn't go wrong picking me," Becton said earlier this week. Well, until he started getting on the bad side of Kyle Shanahan, the San Francisco 49ers drafted Mike McGlinchey to replace him and made a deal to send him to the New England Patriots. If he can make it to the second round, perhaps that’s a spot the 49ers can get him if they trade back with their 31st pick. He'll likely be asked to play at a lighter weight, but his athleticism could launch him into the top-10 of the NFL draft. The 49ers might need another offensive tackle sooner rather than later, and maybe this guy below can fit the bill: Louisville OL Mekhi Becton just ran a 5.11u 40-yard dash.He's 6'7" and weighs 364 lbs (via @NFL) pic.twitter.com/KRWNckiYad. Sitemap He set an O-line record (since 2003) with a 36.5-inch vertical jump and tied the broad jump mark with a 10-foot-1-inch measurement. Wisconsin star Jonathan Taylor ran the fastest 40-yard dash (4.39 seconds) despite weighing in as the third-heaviest running back at the combine, and the offensive linemen had a solid showing, led by Louisville’s 357-pound Mekhi Becton, who ran a 5.10 time in the 40. “Rich, you love the 4.22. It was once a midweek event that took place early in the mornings in Indianapolis, but now has become a legitimate primetime show, one that is broadcast on NFL Network with an ESPN simulcast in the 8 p.m. In a golden era of using tackle eligible players as receivers, I can only hope whoever drafts Becton recognizes this opportunity to get this big fella the ball in the open field so he can run away from linebackers. Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Well, for one thing, he’s 6 feet, 7 inches and weighs 364 pounds. "The tape shows it, the tape shows that I finish almost every play.". 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Las Vegas Raiders general manager Mike Mayock was stunned. recorded an astounding 5.11 in the 40-yard dash, The legendary tales of Mekhi Becton are cemented at Louisville, where his star rises, Why U of L offensive coordinator Dwayne Ledford believes Mekhi Becton will be NFL mainstay, Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy. Poe running sub-5 seconds remains the gold standard of ridiculous big fella speed, but Vea and Becton’s 5.11s are also wildly impressive, especially given Becton is 18 pounds heavier than Poe somehow. Other O-linemen who impressed during the first Friday night live workouts at Lucas Oil Stadium were Iowa’s Tristan Wirfs, who topped them all at 4.85 seconds in the 40 and dominated the position drills and other tests. However, he proved he’s not just a mauler, but is also fleet of foot when he ran a ridiculous 5.11 second 40, to the utter dismay of Rich Eisen in the booth. That seemed to work out for everyone. The tweet says Becton ran a 5.11 unofficial, but his official time was actually faster at 5.10. There was a comparison to Tom Brady, too. Here's what a close-up of what it looks like for a mountain to move like a mouse. The time doesn't stand out on paper -- it's an average time for most offensive linemen. So why are we talking about this guy? Privacy Notice He’s projected to go in the first or second round, but that might skyrocket if he keeps this up. *visit For The Win: https://www.ftw.usatoday.com Please also read our Privacy Notice and Terms of Use, which became effective December 20, 2019. That was the fifth-fastest time of all offensive linemen, and only a tenth of a second slower than quarterback prospect Jake Fromm, who is 145 pounds lighter than Becton. 2020 NFL Draft: 49ers picks, mock drafts, news, rumors, analysis, Watch Louisville OT Mekhi Becton run a 40 in 5.11 seconds, Barnwell: I wonder whether the 49ers might get particularly creative with Bell and use him like a hybrid back, ESPN’s Bill Barnwell believe that the 49ers would be one of five teams interested in Le’Veon Bell. Terms of Use Becton was already a top prospect, but his athleticism that’s been on display Friday at the combine will only push him further up draft boards. © 2020 www.courier-journal.com. He also made a lot of rookie mistakes eventually getting pulled for Daniel Brunskill when the former was filling in while Staley recovered from injury. The 6-foot-7, 364-pound blocker tallied a 5.11 40-yard dash at the 2020 Scouting Combine… Do Not Sell My Personal Information, Your California Privacy Rights For another, the 49ers might need themselves a left tackle. By choosing I Accept, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies. “Typically the Iowa players stay five years, not three. But near-seven foot tackle that has speed like that is very intriguing. No, it's a lot uglier than that. 5 overall prospect. Listen on Apple Podcasts | Spotify, Blue Rush: A NY Giants Podcast