In most NFL Draft cycles, the term "physical freak" is applied to an extremely fast wide receiver with vertical ability or speedy defensive ends who can teleport into the backfield. In 2020, however, the most jaw-dropping athlete might be Louisville offensive tackle Mekhi Becton, who has rare power and speed for a 6-foot-7, 364-pound lineman. As Becton prepares for the NFL Draft, a video of his insane training regiment was leaked. It shows the former Cardinals star pushing a Ford pickup truck uphill... while the brakes are being applied.
If you can push a truck that easily, 230-pound defensive ends are going to be nothing to you.
Becton, who started for parts of the last three seasons under Bobby Petrino and Scott Satterfield at Louisville, has had an extremely productive pre-draft process, as the colossal offensive tackle's Herculean strength and surprising mobility has made him a virtual lock to end up in the top half of the first round, with many speculating he could go within the first 10 picks.
If your team is in need of a left tackle, they are going to have a hard time justifying themselves if they pass on this gigantic athlete.
Becton projects to be an instant impact starter in multiple blocking schemes given his rare physical talent. After a few years in an NFL weight room, don't be surprised if he ends up pushing a bus at some point and burning out its brakes entirely.