Kiper 1.0: OT Mekhi Becton
Often, you will see mock drafters change picks from one mock to the next, just for the sake of conversation. Also, the further down the draft order you get, the more fluid things are and needs change. However, with that 10th overall pick, Kiper decided to stay put on Becton to the Browns:
No. 10: Cleveland Browns - OT Mekhi Becton, Louisville - “This one is easy: I’m sticking with my pick, because the Browns’ need at left tackle is so obvious. The 6-7, 370-pound Becton can be an immediate starter on Baker Mayfield’s blind side, and he’ll be a beast in the running game in front of Nick Chubb. One other thing to keep an eye on is the new Cleveland front office led by Andrew Berry trying to trade back to pick up more picks. If one of the quarterbacks drops to No. 10, Berry & Co. should be open for business. The Browns also have holes at safety, tight end and receiver.”
I’m still in agreement with Kiper too. Becton would be the third offensive tackle off the board, and I’m just enamored with his size and potential.