Sunday, May 31, 2009

Player to Watch: Dezmon Briscoe, WR, Kansas

Dezmon Briscoe was the third leading receiver in the NCAA in 2008. He finished with 1,407 yards and 15 touchdowns. He was Todd Reesing's top target, and primary deep threat. Briscoe is an explosive player with a knack for the big play, his campaign last season earned him All-American honorable mention. Looking ahead to 2009 I think that Briscoe might be able to eclipse his 2008 stats and catch the eye of NFL scouts.

Kansas has an offense that can put up points in bunches. They have a lot of threats at wide out. Kerry Meier was 28th in the nation in receiving yards and really opens up the game for Dezmon. Having another threat on the field will discourage teams from helping over the top on Briscoe, this could allow Dezmon to get down the field and make big plays.

Kansas is not known for having a great defense, but in the last couple of years they have had excellent offensive units. Briscoe, is a big physical receiver and can go up and get the ball. He flew under the radar nationally last year because of the other big names at wide out. I see him getting a lot more attention this year because some of the big names left for the NFL.

Briscoe certainly has the skill set for the NFL game, I think that him having a good year in 2009 will be crucial for his draft stock. Having one good season can happen but two solid seasons in a row, that usually means you can play. Kansas will be scoring a lot of points and Dezmon will be involved in many of them. Expect to hear his name a lot this year as Kansas continues to prove they are not just a basketball school.

1 comment:

  1. They're not just a basketball school...They also do a lot of farming out there right?