The 2008 Arizona Wildcat football squad closed out its season with its team banquet award ceremony at La Paloma Hotel in Tucson on Friday night. It is the last time the 2008 Las Vegas Bowl champions will gather before the seniors depart on their journeys after collegiate football.[details]
The Good: A tall, well-built tackle with a smooth, coordinated first step out of his stance. Does a nice job setting quickly and has the arm length to keep defenders off of his body. Showcases good re-direction skills and fluidity in space. A very balanced tackle who is patient in his punch and rarely overextends in pass protection. Displays good power as a run blocker and loves to drive defenders off the ball. The Bad: Not a great athlete and lacks ideal explosion and foot quickness for the position. Will struggle a bit with speed off the edge. Not real natural at the second level and looks a bit heavy-legged when trying to reach-block.
Positives: Has excellent size and could add another 15 pounds. Mentally and physically tough. Good competitor. Plays smart with good awareness to recognize and pick up the blitz. Understands leverage and blocking angles. Fairly light on his feet and runs his legs on contact. Can control blockers once he engages and shows some pop in his punch. Solid character and intangibles. Plays physically and will work to finish blocks. Good work ethic. Moved around well at the Combine. Has been very durable and has played on both the left and right sides. Negatives: Has short arms and lets defenders into the fleshy part of his body. Lacks ideal foot and hip quickness to handle elite speed. Not explosive off the ball. Does not roll his hips and drive defenders. Lacks great anchor strength and needs to get stronger. Struggles in transition from his set to his power step. A bit mechanical in his movement and late to adjust to counter moves. Can be outleveraged. Lumbers to the second level and is not naturally athletic. Tends to rise out of his stance and play a bit upright. Summary: A college left tackle who lacks the agility and foot quickness desired to handle elite pass rushers, Britton could fit most naturally on the right side in the pros where he lined up his first two years in college and could always need some chip help to be effective. Could play a long time in the league and be a consistent starter and likely will be overdrafted because of the immense need for tackles. Grade: Borderline first-round talent.