Shop for Cincinnatti Bengals gear at Fanatics.com

Bengals Add WR Briscoe

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.


Enjoyed this post?
Subscribe to Bengals Gab via RSS Feed or E-mail and receive daily news updates from us!

Submit to Digg  Stumble This Story  Share on Twitter  Post on Facebook  Post on MySpace  Add to del.icio.us  Bark It Up  Submit to Reddit  Fave on Technorati

Leave a Reply