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Bengals grab Briscoe in 6th Round


Former Kansas University receiver Dezmon Briscoe runs through a drill during the NFL combine. Wide receivers were among those put through their paces Sunday in Indianapolis.

Former Kansas University receiver Dezmon Briscoe runs through a drill during the NFL combine. Wide receivers were among those put through their paces Sunday in Indianapolis.

April 24, 2010, 1:41 p.m. Updated April 25, 2010, 12:00 a.m.

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Although he expected to be a mid-round selection, former Kansas wide receiver Dezmon Briscoe had to wait until the 22nd pick of the sixth round (191st overall) of the NFL Draft to hear his name called.

According to Kevin Goheen, a contributing writer for the Bengals’ official Web site: “The Bengals had Briscoe rated much higher on their board and were ecstatic to find him still available this late.”

Briscoe finished his three-year career with 3,240 yards and 31 touchdowns — both school records — on 219 receptions.

In joining Kerry Meier in this year’s draft, that duo becomes the first pair of KU wide receivers taken in the same draft since 1981, when David Verser and Lester Mickens were selected by Cincinnati and New Orleans, respectively.

Comments

riverdrifter 4 years, 9 months ago

I was hoping he'd go to a quality franchise. Too bad.

Good luck.

Steve Jacob 4 years, 9 months ago

From rotoworld...

"Wildly productive, Briscoe caught 84 balls for 1,337 yards (15.9 YPC) and nine touchdowns as a senior in KU's heavy spread offense and had 31 TDs in his final three seasons. Briscoe also offers plus size at 6'2/208, but fell down the board after failing to break 4.6 at the Combine. Cincinnati is not a great landing spot, and Briscoe will have to pick up a pro-style scheme quickly just to avoid the Turk in training camp."

Steve Jacob 4 years, 9 months ago

Oh, and from the LJW in December...

"As for potential NFL destinations, Briscoe said he wouldn’t mind joining former Jayhawk Anthony Collins in Cincinnati.

“I love the Cincinnati Bengals,” he said. “... I’ve just been fascinated by them since they got the new jerseys.”

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