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Mekhi Becton Will Enter NFL Draft, Won’t Play In Music City Bowl

Chris Humphrey

Scott Satterfield and the Louisville Cardinals will be without their top offensive lineman when they take on Mississippi State in the Music City Bowl.

Junior offensive tackle Mekhi Becton announced on Monday afternoon that he will enter the 2020 NFL Draft and will sit out of the Cards bowl game.

Becton has started 33 games in three seasons with the Cards. The 6-foot-8, 370-pound tackle was recently named the ACC’s best most outstanding blocker and is projected as a first round draft pick.

“I’m really proud of Mekhi and extremely happy for him because of all the hard work he put into this season,” Louisville head coach Scott Satterfield said. “Mekhi has had a tremendous year and deserves this outstanding recognition as one of the top blockers in this prestigious conference. He has been a leader for our offensive line and our offense as a whole, and to be recognized for his accomplishments by members of this league is a great honor for Mekhi. To be the first Louisville player to win the Jacobs Blocking Trophy is truly a testament to type of person and player Mehki has been this season.”

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