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4 hours ago, Guilhermezmc said:

just can't find tape on him

You have to dig through Louisville game tape which is a pain in the ass.

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17 minutes ago, PepPep said:

These guys always make me nervous. The raw, 'massive human' prospects who are a bit overweight and a bit too slow. However, watching film on this guy he actually moves really well on the field. I like him as a Rd. 2 prospect, but would not be at all surprised if someone took him late in Rd. 1. However, if I had a choice between him and another raw OT prospect in Prince Tega Wanogho, I'd go with Prince. Very different raw prospect in the sense that he has limited experience and is tall and lean rather than bulky. He would need to get stronger once in the NFL. But the guy is a great athlete with great feet and long arms. Strong as a pass blocker and really good in space. I think he is the type of blocker Gase would like because of his ability to move and zone block effectively.   

I haven't watched any of Prince tega so I don't have an opinion on him. What is going to draw teams into selecting Becton is the fact that he can move so well for someone that size. He also doesn't look very fat to me. If you watch a few of his interviews it looks like he takes the weight room seriously.

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9 hours ago, Guilhermezmc said:

just can't find tape on him

Here is some that I used. Not perfect by any means but there's not much out there. Also throw in the ND game which was already posted here and is the easiest tape to breakdown. In a lot of these games he plays both RT and LT so you have to follow the number. Damn I miss Draftbreakdown. That was the best draft resource for guys that like to watch tape.

 

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The tape is finally out there. I'm getting giddy like a @Paradis feeling about TE's. The highest upside with any OT is with Becton and it's not even close. Just look at how much larger of a human being he is within his stance when the camera pans across the line. 

 

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Props to @Guilhermezmc since he posted the tape. 

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12 hours ago, Patriot Killa said:

So you really think this guy can excel in the NFL. I won’t pretend to be good at spotting OL talent and correctly predicting if they’ll translate. Like, @Paradis, I’m much more on the WR/RB end of things. I’m actually sort of clueless on OL so I always look to you around this time of year for input. 

I’ve had major reservations about Becton but if you think he can be the real deal, I believe you.

Here is his Clemson tape from this year......every snap. He not only beats his man on every play but several times he ragdolls them and punishes them. He is quick out of his stance and he can get to the second level. Love him.

 

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23 minutes ago, Rhg1084 said:

Would Jets take him at 11 if the other 3 tackles are gone ?

I wouldn't be surprised if he's one of the top 3 tackles. 

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34 minutes ago, maury77 said:

I can’t remember the last time 4 tackles went in the top 10, especially when you have 3 QBs probably going in the top 10 along with Chase and Okudah. Jets are getting a tackle at 11.


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As much as I LOVE this OT class, even I can't see four going Top 10 because it would be unprecedented. I also can't see 3QB's going that early because after Burrow you only have one deserving QB in Tua and he is held together with chicken wire and mortar. Herbert is fools gold.

Did you see that kid from S. Carolona St., Alex Taylor? 6084 with 36 1/8" arms at 308 lbs which is super light for that frame. I watched a bit of his tape and wasn't very impressed but as a developmental guy he's huge with a giant wingspan. I wouldn't mind gambling a 5th or 6th on him depending what we do earlier.

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10 minutes ago, Dinamite said:

Daniel Jeremiah just mocked four tackles in the top 10, with Becton being the first one taken (by giants and their affinities for hog mollies)!

All that means is that it will never happen. These guys can't get it right when the teams are on the clock, let alone 3 months early. 

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Another full game tape showing every snap and he never loses. On several occasions his punches send the defender 5 yards away and he locates a DB twice 10 yards down the field and launches them into outer space. That is crazy hard to do for such a big man locating such a small man.

On the negative he's not very good at cutblocking and looked like he tired as the game went on. Can't wait too see what he measures in at. He's gotta be 608 at 360lbs with some 36" vines. Big fan.

 

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5 minutes ago, Lith said:

Wasn't 4 tackles, but 2013, 5 OL went in the top 10.  3 OT (Eric Fisher, Luke Joeckel and Lane Jonson) plus Chase Warmack and Jonathan Cooper.  Then Fluker went 11. 

This should be filed under Lithfans....This day in history. That was always a great read, maybe you could continue it here.

Also, what a terrible record for so many Olineman going that early with a less than 50% success rate. I never liked that class near as much as I do this one, especially at the OT position.

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9 minutes ago, jetstream23 said:

Can he (should he) shed some weight?  Would he be much better at 345?

I'm guessing he weighs in around that weight come combine time for agility purposes. In the pros I can still see him playing at 360 because even at that weight he's not fat and he'll just be turning 21 a week before he's drafted. He's a large human being that is agile.

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Here is some new tape never posted here. It's another every snap tape and I'm smitten. Look at his base at the 2:47 mark. He's already covering four yards with his length.

Edit too ad: Check out the 9:07 mark with his pull blocking and then 14:30 for the second level.

Time to dig into his background. 

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42 minutes ago, Rhg1084 said:

Screw it.. I’m sold. Draft this mammoth of a human being at 11 and slot him in at LT for hopefully the next 10 years 

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Sounds like Jeremiah was reading the JN board here recently. 

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More game tape, every snap.

 

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9 minutes ago, jetstream23 said:

Bill Parcells’ “Planet Theory”

Absolutely.

Biggest difference is that he is a planet that can orbit. 

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This kid is as impressive as it gets. He's a leader at the next level with a sky is the limit trajectory.

@jetstream23 2:13 mark he talks about his weight. 

 

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1 hour ago, jetstream23 said:

Man. I’m not gonna call it love but I’m starting to fall in deep like with this guy. lol

11 might not be too early after all. 

And 370 lbs during 2018 to playing at 350 in 2019 really seems to have helped. 

For a twenty year old guy he sure carries 350lbs around well. He's gonna rock 225 at the combine with some of the longest arms ever.

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1 hour ago, bitonti said:

becton might make me eat words but I'd bet on him running like a 5.6 or something gross 

 

yes he's big that's not enough other wise the league would employ sumo wrestlers 

 

Prove it with workouts please 

 

I'll take that bet. Becton is going to be a solid 340 or less and will wow at the combine as the freakish athlete he is.

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On 1/22/2020 at 7:37 PM, RobR said:

This kid is as impressive as it gets. He's a leader at the next level with a sky is the limit trajectory.

@jetstream23 2:13 mark he talks about his weight. 

 

 

1 hour ago, #27TheDominator said:

You're basing that 5.6 strictly on his weight?  I haven't seen this kid outside of what has been posted here, but most reports say he moves very well.  Is that just a "very well for his size" or do you think he doesn't move that well?  Can he be one of the guys with a better 10 yard split?  My understanding is that is what they look for in OL.  

Check out this interview I posted earlier. He's already dropped 20 pounds over a year and that is before he starts training for the combine. You can also find a few interviews of him out there that shows that he's pretty lean for such a large human being. He's not some fat kid or as Bit put it, a Sumo wrestler masquerading as an OT. LMAO at that comment.

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1 hour ago, Paradis said:

The question is @RobR at 11 if you get a decent offer to move back do you take it and add a few day 2 picks, or do you take this kid from Louisville

Way too many variables at this point to answer that question. I will tell you this, if he looks smooth in the drills at the combine I'd have a hard time moving down and probably just pull the trigger. If he butchers some of the drills like Peat did (whom I loved) then I'd probably look to go down unless Wirfs or Thomas were available.  

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1 hour ago, bitonti said:

guys who play at 370 are usually fat slobs at that weight

and if he shows up to the combine at 340 it's fair to question whether he can maintain that weight 

This makes absolutely no sense. So he's a fat slob at 370 but if he gets into shape he won't be able too maintain that weight. And FTR if you watched the video I posted above he played at 350lbs. last year and he's far from a fat slob.

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31 minutes ago, TheMo said:

If he played at that weight his BMI is very close to Aaron Donald who I think we can all agree is not a fat slob...

Fat slob that is either 19 or 20 years old in that pic.

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I wouldn't be surprised if Becton goes Top 5 overall because the sky is the limit for this kid and he knows it. He's going too kill the combine in every metric available for someone that large. 

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2 hours ago, section314 said:

Rob....is the LSU C now considered the #1 guy at that position?

It seems that way after the Senior Bowl but I haven't done much work with the centers.

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Previously unseen footage of Becton

 

 

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Becton wanted for murder after a Bryce Hall int.

 

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48 minutes ago, PS17 said:

Wild how so much changes in a few months. Becton and Tega both viewed as ~2nd round prospects. One becomes elite and the other almost goes undrafted. 

I don't think Becton was ever viewed as a second rounder if you could get the pulse from Front Offices rather than the worthless draft prognosticators. I'd wager a guess that he was on JD's radar when he was in high school like most of them. Some of these scouts go back to eighth grade tape.

Regarding Prince, you'd have to believe his knee issue is severe. He was red flagged at the combine and wasn't allowed too participate. I never watched much film on him so I never gave an opinion on him. Obviously @PepPep liked him but I think he was the only one that digged deeper on him and watched tape.

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9 hours ago, jvill 51 said:

Maybe not the right thread for this but have you taken a look at Cam Clark at all? Curious to see your thoughts on him, and apologies if you’ve already stated them somewhere.

I didn't get the chance to watch him because it's incredibly hard trying to find film on a small school prospect. 

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