After picking up wide receiver Paul Richardson, the Seahawks addressed the offensive line by selecting offensive tackle Justin Britt out of Missouri. He’s 6-foot-5 7/8 and 325 pounds.
Britt was projected as a fifth-round pick, or later, but the Seahawks grabbed him 64th overall as the final pick of the second round.
“He’ll compete with Michael Bowie at right tackle right from the beginning,” Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable said.
Britt redshirted at Missouri in 2009 before getting time as a reserve at both guard positions. In 2010, he started 13 games at left tackle. His junior season, Britt started three times at left tackle and six other times at right tackle. He was an AP All-SEC First-team choice his senior season when he started all 14 games at left tackle.
Missouri gained 3,330 yards on the ground during Britt’s final season, which broke the school record of 3,230 yards by the 1942 Tigers team.