2014 NFL Combine Preview: Five Offensive Linemen to Watch

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Jan 3, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Missouri Tigers offensive linesman Justin Britt (68) blocks Oklahoma State Cowboys defensive end Tyler Johnson (40) in the first half of the game at the 2014 Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium. Missouri beat Oklahoma State 41-31. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

2. Justin Britt

School: Missouri
Watch to Watch: Shuttle Run, Cone Drill
Met with Chiefs: No

A late round prospect, Britt can prove some things at the combine that could vault him onto the Chiefs radar.

Size and power are two things Britt has going for him. He’s 6-6, 315 pounds, shows good footwork, and has the sort of mentality teams look for in a lineman. He has experience playing both left and right tackle, which is useful for the Chiefs’ immediate needs.

Questions surrounding Britt start with his athletic ability and his length. There’s not much Britt can do about getting longer, but he can show he’s more athletic than people think at the combine. Those who criticize Britt’s athleticism point to his lack of ability to complete blocks on the second level. A good combine could put some of those concerns to rest.

One other thing to consider with Britt would be his ability to move go guard. His length and compact size would fit better at the position. Given his experience moving around the line, Britt could be good solution for the Chiefs need for versatile linemen and could be a potential replacement for Jeff Allen at left guard.

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  • Canad-Ian

    Great work. I’ll definitely be watching for these names now. I like the idea of a guy who came out too early with huge upside.

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