Player Profile: Kenny Britt

Blaize PenningtonCorrespondent IJune 4, 2009

PISCATAWAY, NJ - DECEMBER 04:  Kenny Britt #88 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights celebrates victory over the Louisville Cardinals at Rutgers Stadium on December 4, 2008 in Piscataway, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Name: Kenny Britt
College: Rutgers
Hometown: Bayonne, NJ
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 218 lbs
D.O.B: September 19, 1988

40 Yard Dash: 4.47
Vertical: 37"
Bench Press: 23*
*Top 3 out of prospects.

2008 Stats (Junior)
Rec: 87
Yards: 1371 (fifth in the nation / first in Big East)
TDs: 7 (second in Big East)
Yards Per Game: 114 (Second in the nation)
Best Game: @ Pittsburgh / 5 Rec, 143 Yards, 3 TDs

2007 Stats (Sophomore)
Rec: 62
Yards: 1232 (first in Big East)
TDs: 8 (fourth in Big East)
Best Game: @ Louisville / 12 Rec, 173 Yards, 2 TDs

2006 Stats (True Freshman)
Rec: 29
Yards: 440
TDs: 2
Best Game: vs. Syracuse / 4 Rec, 94 Yards, 2 TDs

Career Stats:
Rec: 178
Yards: 3043
TDs: 17

Big East All-Time Receiving Yards
14 100 yards receiving games (tying Larry Fitzgerald's record in the Big East).
Most Touchdown Catches in Rutgers History
Third Team AP All-American
First Team All-Big East
Rutgers Offensive MVP in 2007 over Ray Rice

Britt has a size advantage over the majority of cornerbacks in the league. This will come in handy when trying to get off press coverage and while blocking.

Blocking has been one of Britt's strengths over his college career. There is even a video of him lighting up a defender.

In college, Britt was not pressed very often because no cornerback was big enough. Though he'll have the size advantage over cornerbacks, he still lacks experience. What will really help him is lining up against Cortland Finnegan, who will press him as well as any cornerback in the league.

Yards After Catch
Britt was a very good receiver when it came to yards after catch. However, Britt is by no means a finesse receiver. Britt catches the ball and if he gets to turn he will run over the defender for extra yards.

Route Running
Many scouts reviewed Britt as having quick feet and running great routes. That is one of the most important aspects of a NFL wide receiver. 

Short Receiving Routes
Britt has been all about running routes that are deeper or cross the middle. There were not many times in college in which he ran short comeback routes or short out routes.

This is only a big disadvantage because those are some of the main routes the Titans like to run with their wide receivers. They usually leave the routes that cross the middle to the tight end.

Britt's biggest problem is his hands. He will make some clutch catches, but many times he will catch with his body instead of his hands. This is something the Titans coaches will address immediately.

So how will Kenny Britt do? I believe he will likely become the Titans' number one receiving option for years to come. Some compare his style to that of Larry Fitzgerald and Reggie Wayne. If he turns out like either of these receivers, he will have a successful career.

This year the Titans will try and get Britt in the lineup soon. However, former Steeler receiver Nate Washington expressed to the press how hard the Titans system is to learn.

He adapted to the college system for the last nine games of his freshman season, even though Rutgers had planned on redshirting him. Obviously he was able to grasp the system fast, even though he was only a four star recruit.

Britt will likely start as the slot receiver on the team, but I wouldn't be surprised if he became more involved in the offense as the season went on.


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