Photo of Eben Britton
Grade
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  • 5.16 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 24 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 28.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 100.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.87 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.91 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'6" Height
  • 309LBS. Weight

Overview

The spread attack is often characterized as a finesse offense. With the massive Britton operating at left tackle for the Wildcats, physicality in the running game was the key to U of A's success. The spread attack and mobile senior quarterback Willie Tuitama help mask Britton's lack of elite foot speed and agility as a pass blocker, but his size and strength in the running game could make him a standout at right tackle or even inside at guard in a drive-blocking scheme. Scouts love his physicality and consistency. After redshirting in 2005, Britton started the next consecutive 37 games and earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors as a left tackle in 2008. Had an arm span of 32 3/4 inches and a hand span of 10 1/4 inches at the combine.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Rare size and wingspan. ... Good initial hand punch and can physically control his opponent when he locks on. ... Cognizant pass blocker who recognizes the blitz and adjusts accordingly. ... Flashes a deep kick-step to force pass rushers wide. ... Adequate lateral agility to mirror the pass rusher. ... Forceful run blocker. ... Despite his height, can play with leverage in the running game and drive defenders off the line. ... Only marginal agility in the open field, but can eliminate defenders at the college level with intimidating pancake blocks. ... Leader of the line. ... Has started 37 consecutive games. Negatives: Protected as a pass blocker by the Arizona spread scheme and athleticism of his quarterback. ... Lacks the elite foot speed of top left tackles and will struggle in pass protection if left at this position in the NFL. ... Too often allowed pass rushers to get their hands into his chest and can be walked back to the quarterback despite his strength. ... Lumbers when blocking on the move and will resort to lunging at the defender in open space.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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