Britt flashed some big play ability as a freshman for the Scarlet Knights in 2006, catching 29 passes for 440 yards and two scores. As a sophomore he established himself as one of the best receivers in college football, hauling in 62 balls for 1,232 yards and eight touchdowns. Britt had another outstanding season in 2008, catching a career high 87 balls for 1,371 yards and seven touchdowns.
Britt has a great frame for a wide receiver. He is tall and lean, but thick enough to be a physical presence. That size allows him to use his athleticism and body control to go up and get the football against smaller defenders and make the big play. He should become a quality red zone target because his combination of size and athleticism. Britt also shows the ability to go across the middle and snatch the ball out of the air and the speed to pick up some yards when he is in space.
Britt lacks elite deep speed, but he’s a big receiver so that is not much of a concern. He has enough to get open and make plays, so he’s fine. The real issue with Britt could come down to his attitude and how hard he will work on his game in the NFL. He carries the primadonna label and you can see on the field that he takes plays off and does not always play as hard as he should.
Britt has as much potential as any receiver in this draft not named Michael Crabtree, although he does compare favorably to the top receiver in this draft. Britt can really be as good as he wants to be, and he has the talent to be a first rounder. After his big junior season, Britt had an excellent combine. He was one of the larger receivers at the combine, but still managed to run a very good 4.47 at his size, and then added a 37" vertical to go along with it. Britt also had some of the longest arms for receivers and was second among receivers with 27 reps on the bench. His all around game and potential could slip him into the end of Round 1, but his future will depend on how badly he wants to put in the work and be a part of the team.