The NFL is a sink-or-swim business, something one of the 2020 draft's premier offensive line prospects might instantly encounter April 23, the night of the first round in Las Vegas.
"I get a little nervous when you start talking about Mekhi Becton in a boat going to the Bellagio," Las Vegas Raiders general manager Mike Mayock quipped Tuesday at the league's annual scouting combine.
It was a reference to the NFL's plan to integrate the draft's red carpet stage with the fountains of the famous casino.
Becton, who measured in at 6-7 and 364 pounds this week after starting for Louisville at offensive tackle the last three years, took Mayock's playful dig in stride Wednesday morning.
"They need an extra large (boat) for me," chuckled Becton, who plans to attend the draft ... even if it means getting wet.