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Most Likely NFL Teams to Draft Mekhi Becton

Tristan Jung
Louisville OT Mekhi Becton raised his 2020 NFL Draft stock by running a fantastic 40-yard dash time.
Louisville OT Mekhi Becton raised his 2020 NFL Draft stock by running a fantastic 40-yard dash time. / Alika Jenner/Getty Images
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Offensive lineman Mekhi Becton turned heads at the NFL Combine this week. The 6-foot-7, 364-pound Louisville product ran an astonishing 5.10s in the 40-yard dash, going viral for his efforts in the process.

Mekhi Becton 40 Time

The incredible NFL Combine performance sent the offensive tackle shooting up recent draft boards. Becton's 5.10-second 40 time makes him the heaviest player to run a sub-5.20 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine since 2006, and that speedy athleticism is exactly what the NFL is looking for. Here are three of the most likely teams with top-10 that could land Mekhi Becton.

Mekhi Becton Draft Projection

3. Arizona Cardinals (No. 8 Pick)

Kyler Murray was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals.
Kyler Murray was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals. / Ralph Freso/Getty Images

The Cardinals are picking eighth, which is a prime spot to take Becton. Arizona recently resigned tackle D.J. Humphries and got a solid year from right tackle Justin Murray, but Becton may be the best player available in that slot. Having more depth to build around Kyler Murray is not a bad thing, and the Cardinals could always shift their line to make room for Becton’s immense talent. It would be a long-term play, but the Cardinals have the flexibility and the opportunity to make the pick work.

2. New York Giants (No. 4 Pick)

Daniel Jones was the No. 6 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft by the New York Giants.
Daniel Jones was the No. 6 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. / Billie Weiss/Getty Images

The Giants have struggled to develop talent on their offensive line for years. They finished last season tied for 20th in sacks allowed per game (2.7) and need to be better at protecting Daniel Jones. Giants general manager Dave Gettleman and his staff are picking fourth overall, which would be a heavier price to pay for Becton considering that the Giants have so many other needs. However, with the free-agent market for top offensive linemen likely to carry heavy price tags, Gettleman might decide to invest draft capital on Becton, who looks like one of the three best linemen available. The Giants could reach at No. 4 or even trade down to snag Becton somewhere later in the first round.

1. Cleveland Browns (No. 10 Pick)

Greg Robinson was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams.
Greg Robinson was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams. / Joe Robbins/Getty Images

A huge part of the Browns’ disappointing 2019-20 season was a dismal year from their offensive line. The Browns are losing left tackle Greg Robinson to recent, serious off-field issues, leaving them with an obvious need on their offensive line. Becton could slide in immediately alongside two-time Pro Bowler Joel Bitonio and help protect Baker Mayfield’s blind side. In addition, Becton would help free space for Nick Chubb. As a result of their 2019 struggles, the Browns are picking tenth, which projects to be a perfect spot to take Becton.


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Tristan Jung is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Tristan Jung also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username tristan1117. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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