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Scouting the OTs: Charles Leno (Boise State) & Justin Britt (Missouri)
- Updated: January 10, 2014
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Strengths: Power, Feet, Tenacity
Weaknesses: Athletic Ability, Length
Standing 6’6″ and 315lbs, Britt is low-cut prospect who looks much more compact than his measurables would suggest…Possesses plus strength; able to create a jolt with his punch both against oncoming pass rushers and in space when blocking in the run game…Has good feet for the position; is able to shuffle and slide with quick, efficient and coordinated steps…Strong enough to anchor vs. the bull rush; able to sit and settle into his thick trunk…At his best as an in-line blocker; able to control his opponent and get good movement in the run game…An efficient pass protector who displays enough coordination to mirror the oncoming pass rusher.
Not an elite athlete; while he is capable of getting to the second level, he rarely finishes his assignment or makes an impact block…A bit of a waist bender at times; leads to some struggles vs. faster defensive ends…Not a “long” player; could end up being a very, very good guard where his compact frame is ideal for the position.
I came away more impressed than I had expected after watching Britt’s film. He has experience playing at both right and left tackle, and appears as if he could be an ideal guard in the NFL. In fact, Britt has a lot of similarities to Kyle Long, the 20th overall pick of the Chicago Bears in 2013. Now, to be fair, I had Long graded as a late-4th round pick last year, and that’s just about where I see Britt’s value. He’s one of those tough, reliable offensive linemen that has a chance to become a starter sooner than would be expected of a 4th round pick.
GRADE: 6.2 (Late-4th, early-5th)