2020 NFL Draft: Best Hope Mekhi Becton Reports Drug Test In Combine, Report Says


At least one NFL scout apparently thinks Louisville’s offensive lineman Mekhi Becton likes to cook more than playing football. But now the whole Scout community has something a little more serious to contend with. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Becton was one of a handful of players whose drug tests were reported by the February suit.

The 21-year-old tackler has never failed a university drug test, Rapoport noted, but will enter phase 1 of the NFL’s drug addiction intervention program because of the test results. . As long as Becton has no other marked tests – or related problems – for 60 days, it will “assume the same status” as players who have never been referred to the program, which is mandated by collective bargaining for the league. agreement.

The 32 NFL teams have already been informed of the test results, by Rapoport, but it remains to be seen how this could affect Becton’s stock on the draft day, where he was widely expected to be a first round selection, if not a top 10. choose. Several teams selected at the start of the first round have been connected to the Louisville blocker, by far the biggest of OT’s best hopefuls this year, although it is possible that some have already tackled the problem with him via video meetings pre-project.

The New York Giants (# 4 overall), the Arizona Cardinals (# 8), the Cleveland Browns (# 10) and the New York Jets (# 11) were all speculated to be potential landing points for Becton at the start of the repechage. April 23.


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