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Friday, May 9, 2014
Seahawks pick OT Justin Britt in 2nd

By Terry Blount

RENTON, Wash. -- The pick: Missouri OT Justin Britt (6-5, 325) with the final selection of Round 2.

My take: Many Seahawks fans probably said “finally” with the team selecting an offensive lineman, the biggest need area in the eyes of most observers. But again, this wasn’t the highest-rated OT left on the board. Britt played left tackle at Mizzou but probably will compete for the right tackle spot in camp. Britt was not listed among the top 10 OTs on most draft boards, and was seen as a fourth- to fifth-round pick by most experts.

Big blocks and big moments: Britt seemed to play his best and kick it into an extra gear when the Tigers were near the goal line. He posted 14 touchdown-resulting blocks in 2013, helping Missouri rush for 3,300 yards. He started 36 games in his college career and was All-SEC in 2013.

What’s next: At the moment, the Seahawks do not have a third-round pick, but they will have three fourth-round picks on Saturday morning.