Offensive lineman Mekhi Becton is going to be a first round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, and it’s just a matter of how high in the first round he goes. A 40-yard dash was not going to make or break his draft stock, but his performance at the 2020 NFL Combine has tongues wagging. The 6’7, 364 pound Becton ran a 5.11 40-yard dash on Friday. Arguably just as impressive is that his second 40 clocked in at 5.13.
Becton’s mark is the fastest ever for a player over 350 pounds since the numbers have been recorded, per Alex Kirshner. Daniel McCullers ran a 5.18 40 in 2014 while weighing in at 352 pounds.
Generally, the 40 is not a big deal for offensive linemen, with the 10-yard split a better measurement of the explosiveness needed on the line. That being said, if he gets out in the open to block on a screen or a crackback, can you imagine seeing this guy chugging along at you? It would make me consider a change of careers because I have no interest in a 364 pound human being coming at me at a speed that is faster than a majority of humans on earth.
Run and hide.
6'7" and 364 lbs... OL Mekhi Becton just ran a 5.11u 40-yard dash!— NFL (@NFL) February 28, 2020
Becton is the No. 5 overall prospect. (via @MoveTheSticks) @UofLFootball
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