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NFL Draft Odds Have Mekhi Becton and Tristan Wirfs as Co-Favorites to Be First Offensive Lineman Drafted

Max Staley
Mekhi Becton is tied in the odds to be the first offensive lineman drafted.
Mekhi Becton is tied in the odds to be the first offensive lineman drafted. / Michael Hickey/Getty Images
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While the wide receiver position has been grabbing most of the headlines this offseason, this is an extremely talented crop of offensive linemen as well. And few have raised their stock more than Mekhi Becton throughout the offseason.

In fact, Becton (+160) is currently tied with Tristan Wirfs to be the first offensive lineman drafted in 2020, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Wirfs has been the more well-regarded prospect throughout this process, but both tackles had some pretty incredible showings at the 2020 NFL Combine. Becton managed to run a 5.10 40-yard dash despite weighing 364 pounds, while Wirfs finished first among all offensive linemen virtually across the board.

Whoever ends up going first, it seems like the team that drafted them will be getting a stud tackle.

Following those two, Alabama's Jedrick Will Jr. checks in with the third-best odds at +260, and Georgia's Andrew Thomas boasts the fourth-best odds at +850. After that, there's a pretty significant drop-off, with Houston's Josh Jones owning the fifth-best odds all the way down at +2500.

While Becton and Wirfs clearly look like the top-two tackles in the class, this is a pretty strong group of offensive linemen, and these odds will likely continue to shift as we creep toward the 2020 NFL Draft.


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