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Report: Mekhi Becton drug test result not hurting draft stock

Mekhi Becton

If offensive lineman Mekhi Becton drops further than expected in the NFL Draft, it does not sound like his flagged drug test will be the reason why.

According to ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr., teams are not as concerned about the drug test as they are about Becton’s weight, which could be a bigger issue.

“I think you look at where he could go, maybe he doesn’t go 10, maybe gets into the middle, some think maybe into the 20s,” Kiper said on ESPN. “I don’t think that’s going to be that big an issue. I think the managing the weight; you know 363, 364 at the combine. Will he keep that weight around 360, 365, or balloon up to 380? I think managing the weight will determine what type of left tackle, offensive tackle Mekhi Becton is. I don’t think the concern is over this, as much as that. So to me, it’s not going to push him down all that far.”

As concerning as Becton’s test may be, he didn’t fail any drug tests at Louisville and will be in the clear if nothing else pops up in the next 60 days. This doesn’t seem to be a major red flag.

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