The Bengals added another weapon for Carson Palmer in the sixth, drafting Kansas wide-out Dezmon Briscoe. Briscoe was projected by some to go much higher, as his size (6-2, 207) and college production (218 catches, 3240 yards, 14.8 average) warranted top 3 round consideration.
However, it appears a slow forty time (4.64 seconds) pushed him down the board.
Here’s the stuff on him from NFL.com:
Briscoe is a talented receiver that has been plagued with inconsistencies. He builds to speed more than being explosive or instant but does show a gear to pull away once he gets even with defenders and can run down some deep balls. He is not as physical or aggressive to the ball when in a crowd as you’d expect for someone with his size. If he can mature both physically as well as emotionally he has a chance to become a quality second receiver.
And the analysis:
Pick Analysis: The Bengals just drafted a very talented wide receiver late in the sixth round. Briscoe ran poorly at the NFL Scouting Combine, and had some off-the-field concerns too, as far as work ethic and consistency. However, he’s a big, physical receiver with good hands and worth a shot at this point.
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