Kansas Wide Receiver Dezmon Briscoe

Dezmon Briscoe: No. 80, WR, 6-3, 200

Briscoe possesses an impressive combination of quickness and power off the line. He does a nice job being physical into his routes and dipping his shoulder when fighting through press coverage. For the most part, he's able to quickly beat the bump and force opposing corners to play from behind. He's sudden on contact and does a nice job planting his foot in the ground and coming across the corners' frames once they try to get their hands on him. But he will struggle to separate vs. corners if they can get their hands in on him on his outside release. Briscoe is a patient route runner who displays a consistent release and does a nice job disguising his breaks until the last second. But he isn't explosive off the ball, and it takes him a couple of steps to eat up the cushion in off-coverage.

He does a great job changing speeds and possesses the body control to drop his pad level and cleanly get out of his breaks. He's a bit of a strider downfield but exhibits good game speed and has the ability to hit another gear when tracking the ball. He demonstrates good coordination when asked to go up and high-point the play, and he consistently comes down with the catch. He locates the ball quickly downfield and possesses the power and balance to fight for inside position and box out corners from the play. Briscoe is physical in the open field with the ball in his hands and does a nice job using his powerful stiff arm to keep defenders off his frame. He's a big, physical athlete with great balance and body control as a route runner. He possesses the ability to beat press coverage and separate on the outside vs. NFL-caliber corners and has the makings of a starting receiver in the NFL.

Grade: 6.4

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