The biggest surprise from the Combine on Thursday was when Arizona State punter Michael Turk absolutely dominated the bench press, putting up 25 reps. Well, another shocker occurred Friday when this year's crop of offensive linemen were getting clocked in for the 40-yard dash. Louisville offensive tackle Mekhi Becton, who measures in at a staggering 6-7 and 364 pounds, showed off his stunning speed by posting an outstanding time of 5.11 seconds.
Yeah, you can't outrun these guys. You just can't.
Becton's 364 pounds make him the heaviest player at the combine, but he put up a 40-yard dash time that will have scouts from every NFL team dropping their jaws. Even the commentators couldn't stifle their surprise as the big fella took off down the line.
Don't be fooled by his weight, though, folks. As Adam Schefter points out, Becton was recorded as having just 17% body fat, a remarkably low figure considering his sheer size.
And in case you're wondering what his time was like in terms of the type of activity linemen actually do, check the splits.
The Louisville standout is projected to be among the first offensive tackles selected at the draft, and his blazing speed is a quick indicator as to why. It's not every day you see someone so big turn on the jets like that.