Players

Nick Becton  

Height: 6-5   Weight: 328   Age: 29

Born: 2/11/1990 Fayetteville , NC

College: Virginia Tech

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Draft 2013

Pick Analysis: A lot of teams start seasons with two new offensive tackles, but Virginia Tech managed to stash two highly-recruited pass protectors for most of four seasons before unleashing them on opposing defensive ends. Becton took over the left tackle position (with Vinston Painter on the right side) for his senior year, and started all 13 games.





Becton was a first-team All-North Carolina pick as a high school senior and ranked among the top offensive tackle prospects in his recruiting class. He redshirted in 2008, working at right tackle with the scout team, and then got into five games as a reserve in 2009. He expected to compete for a starting job at left tackle as a sophomore, but a turf toe injury suffered in the preseason limited him to a reserve role once again. Though Becton couldn't unseat starter Andrew Lanier in 2011, he did rotate regularly with Lanier on the blind side.