Offensive lineman Nick Becton is the only player among the first seven players signed to the New York Giants practice squad to come from another organization. Becton, formerly with the San Diego Chargers, was cut by San Diego when the Chargers trimmed their roster to 75 players. Let's get to know a little more about him.
Becton, 24, is a 6-foot-5, 323-pound offensive tackle who was signed by the Chargers as an undrafted free agent out of Virginia Tech. Becton spent most of the 2013 season on San Diego's practice squad but did appear in one game. This preseason Becton played only 28 snaps for the Chargers, earning a 0.0 overall grade from Pro Football Focus. He allowed one hurry in 12 pass-blocking snaps.
Becton did not become a starter at Virginia Tech until his senior season. Here is what Draft Insider said about him in a pre-2013 NFL Draft scouting report:
Becton is a late bloomer and a blocking prospect who combines size, power, and agility. He offers starting potential at the next level, yet must elevate his game and consistently play at a high level.
Here is the NFL.com pre-draft scouting report, which indicates Becton has the versatility to play both sides and is a better pass protector than run blocker.
Becton sounds like a nice fit for the practice squad as a developmental lineman.