The Bucs have selected Auburn linebacker Britt with the 176th overall pick in the fifth round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

Britt will bring depth to a linebacker’s unit that already includes Lavonte David, Devin White and veteran backup Kevin Minter. Britt brings a ton of size and physicality to the position despite average at best athletic testing, posting a 4.75 40-yard dash, a 33-inch vertical jump and a 118-inch broad jump. But he also put up 24 reps on the bench press and had a really good showing at this year’s Senior Bowl.

Expect Britt to step in as an immediate impact player on special teams, somewhere that the Bucs were specifically looking to target on Day 3.

Here is what Pro Football Focus wrote about Britt in their 2021 NFL Draft Guide:

“Britt didn’t break into the Auburn starting lineup until his junior year in 2019. In his lone full season, he was one of the best run-defending linebackers in the country. Watching him come downhill to attack blockers and running backs is quite the sight. That said, watching Britt try to match up with more athletic backs or slots is the opposite. He’s just stiff at a position where that’s not really an option anymore.”

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5 days ago

Slow footed ILB. GREAT! Here is the scouting on him: Ultra-aggressive inside linebacker with densely muscled frame and a throwback demeanor. His alpha personality is on display whether on defense or on special teams. He plays a downhill, attacking style that can clog run lanes, but also causes him to lose sight of the ball and get trapped behind blocks, limiting his ability to flow with the runner. He has tight hips and lacks the desired sideline-to-sideline range, but when he hits, opponents definitely feel it. He doesn’t have functional coverage ability and could be pegged as an early-down backup… Read more »

5 days ago

I thought we were supposed to be adding speed to special teams.
This guy is a slug.
Licht is really blowing this draft.

Reply to  drdneast
5 days ago

Agreed. On paper, this looks like one of the worst drafts Licht ever had. I think we reached at least a round on every single draft pick. Including a trade up. All they had to do as the defending champs, is take BPA. And they reached on every single player they took. Such a deep draft at RB, WR, CB, and OL. And yet, all we ended up with, was a low ceiling guard(who was taken 2 rounds early), and a trade up for a special team slot WR(who was also taken 2 rounds too soon)

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Reply to  Dave
4 days ago

Dave I would argue that the of the first 3 rounds, only round 3 was a reach. Tryon and Trask would have been selected in the next 5-10 picks, and in comparison to Lichts other drafts, this was exactly what he has always done. One pick in the 2nd or 3rd is always a reach. It sounds like you are in the boat of not drafting a qb, and while I agree with that, I’m not going to call this draft terrible before it even takes the field.

Reply to  NaplesFan2.0
3 days ago

Ehh agree to disagree on Tryon going in the next 5-10 picks. I’d say more like 20-25. But probably still before 64, which is all that matters if Licht truly 100% believes In Tryon. And Surprisingly enough, the only pick I like, is the Trask pick. Based on the fact that Mond and Mills came off the board in the next 3 picks, tells me that we didn’t reach on Trask. And as far as calling this draft terrible, I know better than that lol. All I can say is I don’t like it, and “on paper”, it looks bad.… Read more »

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Reply to  drdneast
4 days ago

Every scouting report says he will be a star special teams player, so not sure what you’re complaining about. He’s also a solid 2 down LB which is all we would need out of him. Solid value in the 5th.

Reply to  drdneast
4 days ago

Do you ever stop bitching ? We just won the Super Bowl. We addressed the positions we needed to. Licht has killed it the last couple years. I wasn’t really a fan of his for a while but he assembled one of the greatest teams in recent memory last year. I think you should probably just shut the hell up.

Reply to  BucNnole
4 days ago

Bit*he’s bit*h…let’s just leave it at that.