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Mekhi Becton, heaviest player at the NFL Combine, runs shows off his speed

Mekhi Becton in his time at Louisville
Modified 29 Feb 2020

A day after Henry Ruggs III lit up the 40-yard dash track at the NFL Scouting Combine, an athlete of vastly different proportions sent shockwaves through Lucas Oil Stadium.

While speedy wide receiver Ruggs' time of 4.27 seconds was widely anticipated, few expected what Louisville offensive tackle Mekhi Becton delivered in Indianapolis.

Despite weighing in as the heaviest prospect at the combine at 364 pounds, Becton surged down the track in 5.10 seconds.

Becton ran the first 10 yards, offering seen as a more useful gauge of an offensive lineman's athleticism, in 1.8 secs.

He paid the price for his efforts, though, as he was later seen with an ice pack strapped to his thigh, preventing him from doing any on-field drills.

However, already viewed as a likely first-round pick, Becton should have made enough of an impression to ensure he will hear his name called early come April 23.

Published 29 Feb 2020, 04:30 IST
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