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Jaguars Eben Britton struggles in spot start

The former second-round draft pick isn't living up to the billing.

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On one of the worst teams in the NFL, Jacksonville Jaguars guard Eben Britton isn't doing the team any favors.

Britton is "the clear weak cog," according to Sam Monson of Pro Football Focus:

It's never a good thing when you're on to new positions as an offensive lineman after being a bust at your first one only to struggle badly in your new spot as well. Eben Britton (-5.7) has been moved to left guard and things aren't looking any rosier there. He was beaten for a sack, a hit and four hurries in this game, not to mention being flagged for a false start as he just couldn't live with the interior strength and speed of the Jets. The Jaguars line is far from a poor unit, but Britton is the clear weak cog, and in this game was primarily responsible for destroying drives and the offense's chance to bring the game back.

Britton, 25, was the 39th overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. He started 15 games at right tackle as a rookie, but his career has been downhill since then. He played in only seven games (all were starts, though) in 2010 and then just three games in 2011.

This season, Britton has played in 10 games and started just five. Last season he split time at left guard and right tackle, but before this season he was moved full time to the left guard position.

After slipping in the draft and not being selected in the first round, Britton angerily told the Florida Times-Union: "I'm gonna work my --- off for the Jacksonville Jaguars and people are gonna regret it. I've got my own agenda, and that's first and foremost to take the Jacksonville Jaguars to the Super Bowl. Secondly, I'm gonna be the greatest offensive tackle to ever play this game."

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