Best Available Tackle for Jaguars

Eben Britton (Arizona Athletics)

The Jaguars continued their new-found best available big guy strategy as they selected offensive tackle Eben Britton with the 39th pick in the second round. This is the first time in franchise history that the Jaguars took offensive tackles with their first two selections.

Eben Britton had a first-round grade and many thought he was going to be plucked early in the 20's.

Scout publisher Dave-Te Thomas had the following statistical analysis of the offensive tackles which displays quite a bit of value for the Jaguars second-round pick:

Most teams in the National Football League feel that there is solid quality at the offensive tackle position. The below chart compares some of the elite performances by these offensive tackles during the 2008 campaign. They include seniors Eugene Monroe-Virginia, Michael Oher-Mississippi and Jason Smith-Baylor, along with juniors Eben Britton-Arizona and Andre Smith-Alabama.

OFFENSIVE TACKLE TALE OF THE TAPE
Player School Pos. Hgt Wgt 40 GP
Eben Brtton Arizona LT 6-05-6/8 317 4.98 12
Eugene Monroe Virginia LT 6-05-1/8 317 5.09 12
Michael Oher Ole Miss LT 6-05-2/8 318 5.04 12
Andre Smith Alabama LT 6-04-0/8 343 5.28 12
Jason Smith Baylor LT 6-04-6/8 306 5.14 12
Averages 6-05-0/8 320 5.11 12



AGAINST 2008 COMPETITION
Player TK Avg RK SK RK TFL RK PR RK Pts Tot
Britton 30 2.50 2 3.0 3 4.5 1 1.0 1 17 1
Monroe 30 2.50 2 3.5 4 4.5 1 1.0 1 16 2
Oher 27 2.25 1 2.5 2 6.5 4 3.0 3 14 3
A. Smith 37 3.08 5 1.0 1 4.5 1 5.0 5 12 4
J. Smith 33 2.75 4 3.5 4 6.5 4 3.0 3 9 5
Averages 31.4 2.62 2.7 5.5 2.6 13.6
NOTABLE-The  chart above lists the statistics each offensive tackle saw his main head-to-head competition register vs. that blocker during the 2008 season…GP indicates games played by the offensive tackle…SO indicates solo tackles by the defender vs. the offensive tackle…TK indicates total tackles by the defender…AVG indicates game average vs. the offensive tackle…RK indicates the offensive tackle's ranking vs. the other four offensive tackles used for this evaluation…SK indicates sacks allowed by that offensive tackle…TFL indicates tackles for losses allowed…PR indicates QB pressures allowed…PTS for each ranking category, players receive points based on their finish-5 points for first, 4 for second, 3 for third, 2 for fourth, 1 for fifth…TOT indicates that offensive tackle's final ranking vs. the other four offensive tackles listed.



2008 BLOCKING PERFORMANCE CHART
Player KD Avg RK TD Avg RK DF Avg RK PN RK GD 90 RK Pts RK
Britton 116 9.67 1 22 1.83 1 15 1.25 1 2 1 91.42 6 1 25 1
Monroe 92 7.67 4 15 1.25 3 12 1.00 2 5 5 5 86.17 5 12 5
Oher 93 7.75 2 14 1.17 5 7 .58 4 3 3 87.33 6 2 14 3
ASmith 86 7.17 5 16 1.33 2 5 0.42 5 2 1 87.00 4 3 14 2
JSmith 93 7.75 2 15 1.25 3 10 0.83 3 4 4 86.00 4 5 13 4
Avg. 8.00 1.37 0.82 3.2 87.58 5 15.6
NOTABLE-This chart lists the statistics compiled by each offensive tackle during the 2008 season…KD indicates Knockdown/Key Blocks registered by the blocker…AVG indicates average per game… RK indicates the offensive tackle's ranking vs. the other four offensive tackles used for this evaluation…TD indicates Touchdown-resulting blocks registered (run and pass)…DF indicates Down field blocks…PN indicates times blocker was penalized…GD indicates player's Blocking Consistency grade…90 indicates amount of games blocker registered 90% or higher for blocking consistency… PTS for each ranking category, players receive points based on their finish-5 points for first, 4 for second, 3 for third, 2 for fourth, 1 for fifth…FINAL indicates that offensive tackle's final ranking vs. the other four offensive tackles listed.



2008 DRIVE BLOCK PERFORMANCE
Player KD DF TOT Avg RK TD Pct RK 10R 20R Pct RK Pts RK
Britton 116 15 131 10.92 1 31/19 61.29 1 56/43 14/08 76.79 1 15 1
Monroe 92 12 104 8.67 3 23/122 52.17 2 28/20 08/06 71.43 2 11 2
Oher 93 7 100 8.33 4 43/14 32/56 5 59/41 17/11 69.49 4 5 5
ASmith 86 5 91 7.45 5 41/16 39.02 4 57/40 17/10 70.18 3 6 4
JSmith 93 15 108 9.00 2 29/13 44.83 3 77/44 25/15 57.14 5 8 3
Avg 96.0 10.8 106.8 8.87 44.31 64.62 9.0
NOTABLE-This chart lists the statistics compiled by each offensive tackle during the 2008 season…KD indicates Knockdown/Key Blocks registered by the blocker…DF indicates Down field blocks…TOT indicates total of KD/DF blocks…AVG indicates average per game…RK indicates the offensive tackle's ranking vs. the other four offensive tackles used for this evaluation…TD indicates total touchdown runs by the team/total touchdown-resulting blocks registered by the offensive lineman …PCT indicates percentage of team's touchdown runs the lineman had TD-resulting blocks on…10R indicates total amount of runs that gained 10 or more yards by the team/total amount of those runs over the lineman's side of the field…20R indicates total amount of runs that gained 20 or more yards by the team/total amount of those runs over the lineman's side of the field…PCT indicates total percentage of runs for 10 or more yards over the lineman's side of the field…PTS for each ranking category, players receive points based on their finish-5 points for first, 4 for second, 3 for third, 2 for fourth, 1 for fifth…FINAL indicates that offensive tackle's final ranking vs. the other four offensive tackles listed.



VERTICAL PASS PROTECTION BLOCKING
Player SK TFL PR PN TOT Avg RK 10P 20P Pct RK Pts RK
Britton 3.0 4.5 1.0 2 10.5 0.88 1 108//70 35/25 64.81 3 8 1
Monroe 3.5 4.5 0.0 5 12.0 1.00 2 101/58 18/15 57.43 5 5 5
Oher 2.5 6.5 2.0 3 14.0 1.17 4 86/56 39/27 65.12 2 6 3
ASmith 1.0 4.5 5.0 2 12.5 1.04 3 73/47 27/15 64.38 4 5 4
JSmith 3.5 6.5 3.0 4 17.0 1.42 5 84/56 31/20 66.67 1 6 2
Avg 2.7 5.5 2.6 3.2 13.2 1.10 63.50 6.0
NOTABLE-This chart lists the statistics compiled by each offensive tackle during the 2008 season…SK indicates sacks allowed by that offensive tackle…TFL indicates tackles for losses allowed…PR indicates QB pressures allowed…PN indicates times blocker was penalized…TOT indicates total of negative plays charged to the offensive tackle…AVG indicates average of negative plays charged per game…10P indicates total amount of pass completions that gained 10 or more yards by the team/total amount of those completions over the lineman's side of the field…20P indicates total amount of pass completions that gained 20 or more yards by the team/total amount of those completions over the lineman's side of the field…PCT indicates total percentage of pass completions for 10 or more yards over the lineman's side of the field…RK indicates the offensive tackle's ranking vs. the other four offensive tackles used for this evaluation…PTS for each ranking category, players receive points based on their finish-5 points for first, 4 for second, 3 for third, 2 for fourth, 1 for fifth…FINAL indicates that offensive tackle's final ranking vs. the other four offensive tackles listed.



2008 REPORT CARD
Player GP AC BP DP VP Pts RK
Britton 12 17 25 15 8 65 1
Monroe 12 16 12 11 5 44 2
Oher 12 14 14 5 6 39 3
A. Smith 12 12 14 6 5 37 4
J. Smith 12 9 13 8 6 36 5
Averages 13.6 15.6 9.0 6.0 44.2
NOTABLE-This chart lists the statistics compiled by each offensive tackle during the 2008 season…AC indicates points scored in the above Against the Competition category…BP indicates points scored in the above Blocking Performance Chart category…DP indicates points scored in the above Drive Blocking Performance Chart category…VP indicates points scored in the above Vertical Pass Protection Blocking Performance Chart category…PTS indicates total points scored from all of these categories…RK indicates final ranking, based on total points scored.

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