“It’s not anything I’m not used to,” Becton said. “It’s all football talk with different coaches. It’s kind of like rapid fire. Once somebody’s done with you, someone else is there waiting for you.”
The offensive lineman was one of five Hokies to participate. While the 6-foot-5, 323-pounder didn’t garner any top-five finishes in workouts, he was satisfied with his results.
Never known for his sheer athleticism, Becton ran a 5.20-second 40-yard dash (t-19th of OL), had a 29.5-inch vertical (t-8th) and a 109-inch broad jump (t-8th). He had a 7.77-second three cone drill time (t-19th) and a 4.57-second 20-yard shuttle. That last category was his best. He finished seventh among linemen.
He bench pressed 225 pounds 19 times, just short of his goal of 20. Still, he came away satisfied enough with his numbers that he doesn’t plan on doing the individual drills again at Virginia Tech’s pro day on March 20.
“I’m just doing offensive line drills,” he said. “I think I did good enough at everything I tested at, so I don’t have anything else to prove.”
Like the other Hokies draft hopefuls, Becton has been working out since the season’s conclusion, getting past a turned ankle he suffered — and played through — in the Russell Athletic Bowl win against Rutgers.
He worked out at LeCharles Bentley‘s O’Line Academy in Scottsdale, Ariz., with Hokies teammate Vinston Painter, said he’ll stay in Blacksburg to work out for the next few weeks.
Becton doesn’t have an indication who might be interested or where he might go in the draft, if he is selected (he’s generally considered, at best, a late-round pick). Nevertheless, his goal remains the same in the upcoming weeks.
“Getting bigger, stronger, faster,” Becton said.