--by Jared Anderson
--photo by Jared Anderson
Louisville OT Mekhi Becton was drafted 11th overall by the New York Jets in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Standing at 6'7 and 364 lbs., Becton was one of the largest linemen taken in the drat. He is also the eighth first-round selection since 2014. Most recently, Jaire Alexander (18th) and Lamar Jackson (32) were first-round selections in 2018.
Becton is the third highest selection in UofL history, behind Ken Kortas at No. 9 and Amobi Okoye at No. 10.
Becton, who played with Louisville the last three years, played a crucial role in the Cards' scoring at 33.1 points per game, 212.1 rushing yards per game, and 447.3 total yards per game.