March 26, 2007

Becton shows off athleticism at combine

Few offensive linemen from the state of North Carolina are as physically gifted as Nick Becton from New Hanover High in Wilmington, N.C.

At the Shrine Bowl Combine at Richmond County Senior High School in Rockingham, N.C., last Saturday, Becton checked in at 6-foot-6, 285 pounds and showed off his quickness and speed by registering a 5.15-second 40-yard dash and 4.68-second shuttle time. He also had an impressive 28.3-inch vertical leap, but showed he needed to improve his strength with just 16 bench press reps at 185 pounds.

"I did pretty good," Becton said of his afternoon's performance. "I learned I have a lot of work to improve."

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