Buccaneers Select LB K.J. Britt In Round 5

May 1st, 2021

New Buccaneer K.J. Britt

Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht has gone back to the University that brought him Super Bowl cogs Jamel Dean and Carlton Davis (and Peyton Barber).

Tampa Bay’s fifth-round pick is Auburn linebacker K.J. Britt. And count on him being a special teams piece, assuming he can make the roster.

Britt stands 6-0, 235, and was a four-year starter at Auburn, so Licht surely saw plenty of him on tape over the years. He became a starter in 2019 and was second-team All-SEC. His play last season earned him a Senior Bowl trip, but his 2020 season was cut short by a thumb injury.

Britt earned a lot of praise for staying in a leadership role in the program despite his injury sidelining him.

Make no mistake, Britt is a hard-hitting linebacker and a special teams piece. Don’t let his size fool you; he’s not a project safety or anything like that.

10 Responses to “Buccaneers Select LB K.J. Britt In Round 5”

  1. 40Forever Says:

    Unfortunately this is likely Jack C’s replacement for special teams and depth.

  2. Mitch Says:

    He’s a one-two down linebacker that plays downhill and is a violent tackler. He’s just slow given his size, and cannot cover very well. 25 years ago he’s a second round pick.

  3. Bird Says:

    Yup. Special teams guy

    Voted best linebacker at senior bowl by opposing running backs and lineman

  4. lowercaseg Says:

    better than jack cichy for sure

  5. Sport Says:

    A little birdie down the wire said if Derrick Barnes was on the board in the 4th, the Bucs would have taken him.

    Looks like this is plan B.

    In BA I Trust.

  6. Swampbuc Says:

    Good special teams fortification today. Needed after watching the Saints abuse our punt coverage unit in the playoffs.

  7. Brandon Says:

    Very limited athlete. Will struggle to see the field as a defender. I would have preferred we get a core special teamer that has backup or starter potential.

  8. rrsrq Says:

    Wait til he gets in the LB room with a LSU Tiger, who know Get Live 45 is going to be all over him

  9. Capt.Tim Says:

    Another good pick. This guy faces stiff odds- but hopefully hes got skills
    Another good pick.

  10. BigBucFan11 Says:

    Might regret picking this guy over Moses.