With the 64th overall pick in the 2014 Draft, the Seahawks select…

…offensive tackle Justin Britt out of Missouri.  Britt has the prototypical height, weight, and wingspan you look for in an NFL OT, so he isn’t limited to playing guard in the pros.  He appears to be better in pass protection than he is as  a run blocker, he’s got decent quickness, and he has a relatively low center of gravity. There are some scouting reports that suggest that he struggles somewhat against speed rushers, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll end up being just a repeat of James Carpenter and his mummy-slow blocking technique — almost every tackle struggles to keep up with speed rushers to some degree, but it’s definitely something to keep an eye on this preseason.

Bottom line, Britt should be a solid contender to fill the vacancy at right tackle left by Breno Giacomini’s departure.  Who knows, maybe Wilson’s days of running for his life a tenth of a second into every other play may finally be at an end.

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