Former Louisville OT Mekhi Becton would rather NFL clubs pay no attention to his sophomore-season catalog from 2018, and he's using 2020 NFL Scouting Combine interviews to convince them why they should ignore it.
"I have to prove to (teams) I love to finish. The (2019) tape shows it but I have to tell them I have a passion," Becton said during his combine press conference on Wednesday. "... My 2018 film, it looked like I wasn't passionate about football, so I have to explain to them why I am passionate about football. It was just bad film."
For a top prospect who could be the first offensive tackle selected in what is considered a promising draft at the position, it was a startling admission. And based on conference honors, a supported one as well. Becton was a first-team All-ACC selection as a junior in 2019, yet a year earlier, he was left entirely off an All-ACC team that honored 11 other tackles, including an honorable mention.