The measurements portion of the NFL Combine is an uncomfortable aspect of the draft process in that it makes players seem more like cattle than football prospects hoping to land jobs in the league. But every year, it reveals the extraterrestrial nature of some of the athletes.
In 2020, one of those extraterrestrials is Louisville offensive tackle Mekhi Becton.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Friday that Becton "measured with a mere 17 percent body fat." That's insane considering the 6-7 tackle weighs 364 pounds. As Schefter noted, he's the biggest player at the 2020 NFL Combine in Indianapolis this week. At that weight, he will be the second-heaviest player in the NFL once drafted; only the Raiders' Trent Brown (380 pounds) is heavier.
Not to mention, Becton clocked in at 5.10 seconds in the 40-yard dash. Per ProFootballReference.com, that’s the fastest a player who weighs more than 347 pounds has ever run at the Combine.
6'7" and 364 lbs... OL Mekhi Becton just ran a 5.11u 40-yard dash!
Becton is the No. 5 overall prospect. (via @MoveTheSticks) @UofLFootball
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The responses to Schefter's tweet about Becton's body fat percentage were predictably fantastic.
In our latest mock draft, the Broncos select Beckton at No. 15 overall.
"I feel like I'm the most dominant tackle in this draft," Beckton told USA Today at this week's Combine, adding that he had already met with the Browns and Jets. "You wouldn't go wrong picking me. The tape shows it, the tape shows that I finish almost every play."
Beckton also told USA Today he would be willing to lose weight if his NFL team asks him to do so. Given his massive frame and such a small percentage of body fat as the starting point, we imagine that would be difficult.