Nick Becton, OT

School: Virginia Tech  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Wilmington, NC
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 323 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
2012 Season
Started all 13 games this season ... Played 926 plays including 867 at left tackle and 59 more on special teams ... Was in on 72 offensive plays in his first start against Georgia Tech, grading out at 90 percent in the victory ... Totaled five knockdowns and graded out at 92 percent against Austin Peay ... Played all 57 snaps at Pittsburgh, grading out at 91 percent ... Credited with four knockdowns while in on 68 offensive plays against Bowling Green ... Played 65 offensive snaps and graded out at 92 percent with five knockdowns against Cincinnati.

Was in on all 80 plays, grading out at 92 percent at North Carolina ... Graded out at 85 percent and had four knockdowns against Duke ... Played 79 plays and graded out at 93 percent at Clemson ... Graded out at 92 percent while in on 81 snaps at Miami ... Was in on 72 plays, grading out at 83 percent, while also contributing on special teams against Florida State ... Graded out at 91 percent while in on 83 plays at Boston College ... In on 95 offensive snaps against Virginia, grading out at 90 percent ... Started in the Russell Athletic Bowl.

2011 Season
Rotated with Andrew Lanier at left tackle ... Played in all 14 games ... Played over 450 snaps on offense and 66 on special teams for a total of over 500 ... Played 42 snaps and graded out with a 90 percent blocking efficiency against Appalachian State ... Saw action for 33 snaps at ECU ... Graded out at 87 percent with a knockdown on 40 plays in the win over Arkansas State ... Worked 44 offensive snaps and graded out at 88 percent in the win at Marshall.

Graded 82 percent with a knockdown against Clemson ... Saw action for 31 snaps in the win over Miami ... Worked 31 more snaps at Wake Forest with two knockdowns ... Had an 84 percent grade with two knockdown blocks against BC ... Had a knockdown at Duke while grading 82 percent ... Graded out with an 85 percent blocking efficiency during 35 snaps at Georgia Tech ... Picked up two knockdowns against UNC ... Recorded 23 snaps and a knockdown at Virginia ... Had a 91 percent grade in 23 snaps with three knockdowns in the ACC Championship Game against Clemson.

2010 Season
Played in 12 games and had nine knockdown blocks ... Battled turf toe for most of preseason camp ... Saw his first action with 25 snaps against East Carolina ... Played 16 snaps at Boston College with a pair of knockdown blocks ... Added an additional seven plays at NC State ... Worked 20 snaps in the Central Michigan game.

Picked up 33 snaps during the Wake Forest game and another 36 plays against Duke ... Was in on 30 plays against Miami and 17 versus Virginia ... Had three knockdowns over 24 plays in the ACC title game against FSU ... Played in the Orange Bowl ... Ran a 4.96 in the forty during off-season workouts.

2009 Season
Was in for 16 offensive snaps at left tackle against Marshall ... Picked up eight plays in the Boston College and delivered a knockdown block ... Got four plays at tackle during the Maryland game ... Worked 15 snaps on offense against NC State ... Had three plays at tackle during the Virginia game and got seven plays on the extra point/field goal team ... His 31 1/2 inch vertical jump was the second-best among the offensive linemen during off-season workouts ... Moved to the top of the depth chart at left tackle during spring workouts.
2008 Season
Redshirted while working with the scout team offense at right tackle ... Improved in three of the four main lifts during off-season strength and conditioning tests ... Opened spring practice working at left tackle and finished No. 2 on the depth chart.
High School
A two-way starter along the line for Coach Kevin Motsinger ... Rated the No. 26 offensive tackle in the country by ESPN.com/Scouts, Inc. ... Ranked the No. 29 offensive tackle in the country by SuperPrep ... Ranked the No. 36 offensive tackle in the country by rivals.com ... Listed as the No. 10 player in the Tar Heel State by rivals.com ... Rated the No. 16 prospect in North Carolina by SuperPrep ... Named first-team all-state by The Associated Press as a senior.
Injury Report
2010: Battled turf toe during fall camp.
Nicholas Julian Becton ... Born 2/11/90 in Fayetteville, NC ... Son of Nick Becton and Dale Pelsey-Becton ... Graduated with a degree in apparel, housing and resource management (residential property management).
03/28/2013 - 2013 Virginia Tech Pro Day: Representatives from 26 NFL teams gathered at Virginia Tech's pro day on March 20, where 13 Hokies players went through a workout indoors on AstroTurf. AstroTurf, it should be noted, is a faster surface than natural grass or even FieldTurf. Virginia Tech has had a player selected in every NFL draft going back to 1994. Nick Becton, OT (6-foot-5 1/2, 321 pounds) - Becton - who stood on his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine - just did positional drills. The 2012 season was Becton's first as a starter, and is a developmental type player for the NFL. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

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