The first game of the season is on Sept. 4, 2014 against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. The Seattle Seahawks drafted nine players this year and signed nine undrafted free agents. But which of these 18 players has the best chance of starting?
The former Missouri offensive tackle may get his first start on opening day. Britt, who is 6-foot-5 and 325 pounds, was the 64th player overall player to be drafted. Thing is, he was projected to go in the 6th or 7th round.
Why is he so great?
Well, 1) he’s quick enough to cut off the outside rush and give help where it is needed.
2) Britt recognizes the blitz very well and displays good enough agility to adjust to movement.
3) He’s got a good work ethic. And lastly, Britt has very good weight-room strength — he cleans nearly 400 pounds. WHAT?!
“I went into last season wanting the guys I went against to remember me,” Britt said after the Seahawks drafted him. “It was my last year, so I wanted to leave a mark in their mind and have them remember me. If nasty is the word you want to use, then I’m nasty.”
That is absolutely great for Tom Cable, the O-line coach and head coach Pete Carroll; they love players like him.
Justin Britt’s fellow draft mates are: DE Cassius Marsh, WR Kevin Norwood, LB Kevin Pierre-Louis, CB Eric Pinkins, WR Paul Richardson, T Garrett Scott, FB Kiero Small, and DT Jimmy Staten.
The undrafted free agents are: SS Dion Bailey, LB Brock Coyle, TE Chase Dixon, T Garry Gilliam, G Bronson Irwin, DE Jackson Jeffcoat, CB Jimmy Legree, QB Keith Price, and DT Andru Pulu.
I can’t wait to see what they’ll bring to the Seahawk table.
Next up: Preseason.