The Chargers continue making their way through the draft’s top offensive tackles and we can officially add Louisville’s Mekhi Becton to the list of prospects they’ve met with up to this point. Per The Draft Network’s Jordan Reid, Becton has recently FaceTimed with the Chargers among other teams, including the Jets, Browns, and Buccaneers.
Depending on which draft analyst you listen to, Becton is considered as high as the top tackle in the class or as low as OT3 or 4. At the end of the day, getting either of the top guys at the position gives you a plug-and-play starter for the foreseeable future. At 6’7 and close to 360 pounds, Becton ran a staggering 5.11 forty and did 23 reps on the bench press at the combine. However, Becton’s trainer, touted offensive line guru Duke Manyweather, posted a video soon after of Becton doing 30 repetitions at the end of a workout prior to the combine.
Becton is widely seen as one of the top OTs in this years crop. If you want to change the culture and identity of your OL, he’s a worthy candidate. pic.twitter.com/l9e12XS1Nx— Jordan Reid (@JReidNFL) April 10, 2020
Becton looks like he was built in a lab, with the functional strength and athleticism that you’d expect. He is a a menace in the run game and would substantially up the Bolts’ ground attack from day one.