2015 NFL DRAFT

Justin Britt, OT

School: Missouri  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Lebanon, MO
Height/Weight: 6-6 / 325 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
157135

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
5.162.971.8123 27 1/28'4"4.698.14
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
5.072.931.7526 -09'03"4.797.59

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Looks the part of today's prototypical left tackle, possessing impressive height, very long arms and a trim middle. Good initial quickness, especially as a run blocker, firing off the ball to turn and seal defenders from the action. Physical. Gets a strong initial shove on the opponent, which oftentimes is enough to knock them onto their heels.

He has a wide base with good bend and flexibility in his kick-slide to keep the pocket clean. Plays with his knees bent, butt down and on the balls on his feet, giving him good balance. Slides well laterally to mirror defenders and uses his arm length and powerful shoves to keep opponents at bay. Good awareness and competitive spirit. Peels back to knock down unsuspecting defenders in pursuit of ball-carriers.

Experienced left and right tackle and some view him as a potential guard convert due to his power and tenacity.

WEAKNESSES: Possesses good initial quickness but tops-out quickly and too often isn't able to get to the second level in time to make the block on linebackers. Relies upon his initial shove too often, stopping his feet to get the emphatic punch on opponents and failing to latch on and sustain.

Will be viewed by some as a bit of a 'tweener as he may not possess the foot speed to remain outside but may be too tall for most quarterbacks to see over and has never played guard. Requires a thorough medical examination at the Combine as Britt missed the final three and a half games of 2012 with a torn ACL. Previously in the year, he suffered a fractured foot that kept him out of spring practice.

COMPARES TO: David Bakhtiari, Green Bay Packers - A year ago the former Colorado Buffalo caught my attention as a gritty pass-blocker with an impressive punch many were underrating, presumably because of the team's struggles to win games. Britt is taller than Bakhtiari and because of Missouri's sudden improvement against SEC competition, he's less likely to be overlooked. If healthy, he's a potential Day Three sleeper who could surprise as a contributor early in his pro career.

--Rob Rang

Player Overview

Much of Missouri's success in 2013 was attributed to their defensive line (and rightfully so), but the offensive line also stepped up their play in their second season of SEC competition with Britt leading the way.

Coming off of a 2012 campaign shortened due to multiple serious leg injuries, Britt earned All-SEC accolades from the coaches (Second Team) and media (First Team) alike at the all-important left tackle position. With 24 starts at left tackle and six at right tackle, Britt has the experience against top competition necessary to make him an easy projection to the NFL. Still, considering the injuries he had in 2012, scouts were disappointed when Britt was unable to participate in the East-West Shrine Game.

If convinced he's healthy, Britt could earn middle round consideration as his length, tenacity and initial shove are undeniable.

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05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Seahawks' picks: Round 2/64 -- Justin Britt, T, 6-5, 325, Missouri...Played left tackle for the Tigers but is expected to start at right tackle for the Seahawks, where he should compete with Michael Bowie for a starting spot in 2014 to replace the departed Breno Giacomini. - The Sports Xchange
 

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