WR, Kenny Britt, Rutgers



WR, Kenny Britt, Rutgers

At A Glance
Position 1: Wide Receiver Height: 6-3
Position 2:  Weight:  218
Class:  Junior Age:  
Projected Round:  2nd  40time:  4.50
Combine/Proday Results
Bench Reps:  23 Vertical:  37
20yd Split:  2.62 Broad Jump:  10'4"
10yd Split:  1.56 20yd Shuttle:  4.47
3 Cone Drill:  X  

Pros:  Tall with a long frame. Lines up in the slot and outside. Surprisingly quick feet in and out of cuts. Good route-runner who finds seams against the zone. Reaches top speed quickly. Latches onto cornerbacks in run blocking. Strong runner after the catch, willing to bowl over corners and safeties to gain additional yards. Adjusts to low balls well. Makes most of his plays on crossing routes and is willing to give it up over the middle. Uses his body to shield defenders from the ball. Gives good effort blocking, using his long arms and feet to stay in front of a corner.

Cons:  Lanky frame lacking strength in the upper body. Has difficulty sustaining blocks downfield against linebackers and safeties. Will need to learn how to use his hands to get off the line. Displayed very inconsistent hands during his career due to poor concentration and hand strength, leading to body-catching too many passes. Should make more plays on jump balls and down the sideline. Does not have the speed to separate after the catch. Not especially quick off the snap, and hasn't faced much press coverage due to his size.

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From Scouting Report at Mocking the Draft:

 Of all the top receivers in this year's class outside of Michael Crabtree, Britt has the most ideal size/speed combination. While he won't break a 4.4 in the 40-yard dash, Britt's speed is good. Runs solid routes and really bursts into and out of his cuts. Does not mind going over the middle. Hard to take down after the catch, Britt runs with a lot of aggression and power. Attacks seams against zone coverage. Willing and adequate as a blocker.

From "Scouting the Draft:  Kenny Britt" at The Phinsider:

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).

Highlights:

Scouting Reports and Offsite Links:

  • Even with a stellar football resume that includes more receiving yards than any other player in Big East Conference history and a near-monopoly on Rutgers' receiving record books, there has been skepticism surrounding Kenny Britt and his NFL prospects. For the former Bayonne High standout, it has only served as motivation.

    "That's what's motivated me my whole life," Britt said of facing criticism. "I love when people tell me I can't do (something). I just try to go do it and shut them up."  [see more...]
  • A tall, well-built receiver who shows good foot speed and coordination in and out of his breaks for his size. Does a nice job using his body to shield defenders and loves to attack the ball downfield. Has a good burst out of his stance and gets on defenders quickly. Is physical after the catch and tough for corners to bring down. A willing, strong blocker who exhibits good hands on all levels of the field.  [see more...]
  • Excellent height...Great bulk...Long arms...Knows how to use his size to his advantage...Terrific ball skills and body control...An explosive leaper...Excellent strength...Pretty good route runner...Physical and aggressive...Runs hard and can do some damage after the catch...Not afraid to go over the middle...Top-notch gamer and competitor...Can beat the jam...Great blocker...Supremely confident...Very productive.  [see more...]
  •  Big frame with solid bulk and long arms ... Not a freak athlete, but he has adequate athleticism to be a playmaker ... Consistent production statistically ... Tough player who knows how to get off the line of scrimmage ... Runs sharp routes ... Rarely drops passes ... Excellent on the fade route in the red zone ... Can adjust to the ball in the air ... Times jumps well ... Catches the ball away from his body ... Good speed after the catch ... Gives effort as a blocker ... Beat double teams often in junior season ... Does not go down easily after first hit ... Versatile as a solid deep threat, but can also make plays on screens.  [see more...]
  • A player that leaves it all on the field, all the time.  Has evolved into a hard worker in meetings and is very aware of what is going on during a game.  Stands tall at 6’4” with long arms and big hands.  More than willing to go over the middle and make the tough catch in traffic. Seems to crave contact, as it gets him going.  Was the most reliable target in Rutgers’ passing attack. One of the reasons was his ability to find the vacant lanes against a zone defense. Smart and reliable option route runner. Takes the proper angles as a run blocker to get himself in position to take a potential tackler out of the mix.  Stiff and will not create with the ball in his hands.  A dominating force in the ground game. Can seal off the edge for an outside run, even against linebackers.  Strong hands that are hard to tip the ball away from.  Head is always in the game, a smart player. Can locate the ball downfield and keep his attention on making the catch. A tough as it gets in going over the middle and snatching a ball in traffic.  Plants his feet well and can get into a break very well. However  Runs great deep routes and does a good job of selling the defensive back.  Does not have the consistent pass catching technique but when he uses his hands, he can catch anything.  [see more...]
  • Britt decided three years in Piscataway was enough after a junior season that saw him become the conference's all-time leading receiver (3,043 yards). The third-team Associated Press All-American and first-team All-Big East pick helped the Knights win seven consecutive games to end the 2008 season, concluding with the Papajohns.com Bowl win in which he made six catches for 119 yards and the go-ahead score. Despite a lack of straight-line speed and a history of dropped passes, Britt's size and toughness put him among the top receiver prospects in this draft.  [see more...]
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