I’m of the consensus that the Lions need to get a real difference maker in this draft for their DEF. So I’m expecting us to go D in round one. But if we did trade down and drafted an OT in this deep OT class… there’s one guy that I’d love to see in Honolulu blue and that’s Mekhi Becton. This kid is a man among boys. A dominating brawler type.
Some were projecting him to go round two but I suspect he climbs draft boards and is one of the top OT’s taken. Round one is going to have a run on OT’s this year. This kid could be the best of the group.
Watch this and tell me you don’t like him. I sure hope this kid doesn’t end up on one of our NFCN rivals.
He’s not the mauler that this Twitter post is trying to make him to be. He looks more like a dancing bear, good feet for a kid his size. He actually looks like a decent player, just not the dominating blocker. He likes to push his guys wide with his wingspan.
I like Wirfs, Wills, and Thomas at the top but after that I see a big drop off. The state of offensive line play in college football is sorry because of the style offenses that are prevalent. There are very few OLs that run traditional pro style sets. For example, Becton was mostly cut/reach blocking in the run game and short setting in his pass pro on the tape I saw.
Who are the tackles you like and what games should I scout to win me over?
I define talent as physical and mental attributes that can be developed into a contributor to a team. Each one of those players has shown abilities that warrant them to be drafted fairly high and developed into starting caliber players. Some will work out, some won’t, but the talent is undeniable.
Technique is coached and is an acquired skill, nothing to do with talent. It’s their talent that makes them able to execute what they’re being coached to do. Some players fit some schemes and not others… See Tomlinson here vs SF, the talent is the same, but the coaching changed.