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Scouting The Draft: Kenny Britt

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Kenny Britt is simply a beast.

Let's stick with the wide receiver theme for today and look at another one of my absolute favorite prospects in this entire draft - Rutgers' Kenny Britt.

I could go on and on about Britt, but I'll leave the scouting report to somebody who has seen him even more than I have.  I've enlisted the help of Anshey Bhatia of Protect R Turf - SBN's new Rutgets blog.  Below are Britt's numbers from the combine to go with Anshey's scouting report.

Kenny Britt

Height: 6'2 7/8" / Weight: 218
40: 4.47 / Arm: 34" / Hand: 9" / Vertical: 37"

He's a Junior out of Bayonne, NJ (hard working, blue collar community from what I know of it), and is a favorite of head coach Greg Schiano.  While he doesn't have blazing speed, he's fast "enough", has great hands, and great size.  He struggled a little bit early on in the season with some big time drops, but really came around the second half of the year as Rutgers rang off 7 straight wins to close out the season.

I would project him as a solid #2 receiver, great at making the short to mid range catches and good for an occasional long ball (with defenses being so much better in the NFL).

Britt's a solid route runner and found a way to get open consistently for Mike Teel, accumulating 1,371 and 7 TD's on 87 receptions - not too shabby, especially on a team with 2 other legit wide outs.  He's very physical - his physicality will help him tremendously (and already has).  He uses his size to his advantage in order to get open and get in the mind of opposing CBs.

He's got the size, hands, and speed you need. Plus, he's only 20. Some players get way better in the NFL, some wilt away under the pressure.  Britt is a hard working, coaches favorite type of kid, so I would think he'll get better - a lot better. He can do it (make the leap from #2 to #1 receiver), but I wouldn't be shocked either way.  One thing is for sure: I don't see this kid being a bust at all - he's been great and spectacular at times over his 3 years at Rutgers.  He will, barring injury, be a productive player in the NFL.


A big thanks to Anshey of Protect R Turf for taking some time to put this together for us.  As many of you know, Britt is a favorite of mine.  And I might actually go out on a limb and say that, if anything, Anshey's report actually sells Britt short a little.  That's how highly I think of this kid.  And if the Dolphins are indeed considering a receiver with the 25th pick, Britt has got to be in the discussion.