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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Briscoe expected to enter NFL Draft

Kansas receiver Dezmon Briscoe throws a pass during pregame warmups at Memorial Stadium, Friday, Oct. 24, 2009.

Kansas receiver Dezmon Briscoe throws a pass during pregame warmups at Memorial Stadium, Friday, Oct. 24, 2009.

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Kansas University junior receiver Dezmon Briscoe is expected to announce Friday his decision to forgo his senior season and enter the 2010 NFL Draft.

Thursday night, following a team meeting in which players were informed that coach Mark Mangino had resigned, Briscoe acknowledged that he'd make a decision Friday, and indicated there was a press conference in the works.

Briscoe, who was named a first-team all-Big 12 selection earlier this week, finished his junior season with 84 receptions for 1,337 yards and nine touchdowns. He was fifth nationally in receiving yards per game (121.55) and eighth in catches per game (7.64).

According to a university release, Briscoe will discuss his future with the media Friday afternoon after men's basketball coach Bill Self meets with the media.

Comments

Jhawk59 4 years, 10 months ago

With the XX pick in the 3rd round the St.Louis Rams select Dezmon Briscoe, WR, Kansas University.

CrimsonPhoenix 4 years, 10 months ago

Much as I'd love to seem him stay at KU, Briscoe would be an idiot to pass up the NFL. Good luck in the big leagues, #80!

chalkitup1811 4 years, 10 months ago

He should go sooner than that hopefully! his hands are money

CrimsonPhoenix 4 years, 10 months ago

Yeah, his hands are money, except for that dropped pass that hit him in the face and the two fumbles, all in the Mizzery game, not that I'm holding any grudges...

jayhawkboogeyman 4 years, 10 months ago

He reminds me a lot of Dwayne Bowe as an NFL prospect. Bowe has the better body, and Dez is more explosive, but both are very susceptible to mental lapses and a lot of routine balls dropped. He could be great if he keeps his head in the game 100% of the time,but otherwise I see him as option 2 on a good team.

Jhawk59 4 years, 10 months ago

Bowe, really? Bowe is kind of fat and still runs in the 4.5's. Dez is like 20lbs lighter and .15 slower. I think there are better comparisons out there.

MGJayhawk 4 years, 10 months ago

Jayhawkboogeyman,

Dwayne Bowe is a chump. Dez is like a Reggie Wayne or Vincent Jackson. His NFL coaches will give him plenty of ways to not drop the ball. Better gloves, lighter equipment, multi-million dollar contract. He'll be a great add to any NFL team.

jayhawkboogeyman 4 years, 10 months ago

Not so much physically but in that they both are great at making unbelievable plays and have a remarkable knack for botching the simple ones.

Don Everett 4 years, 10 months ago

His head isn't into it in college and after he signs a pro contract, his head won't be in it there either.

Jeremy Bolinger 4 years, 10 months ago

to even compare dezmon briscoe to Reggie Wayne is assanine. NOT EVEN CLOSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sparko 4 years, 10 months ago

Very disappointed with Briscoe. He has all the talent in the world, and I would have bid him adieu gladly last year--because he was ready. He took a huge mental step back this year. His attitude and drops were huge disappointments this year. Aside from Reesing, who was apparently injured, Briscoe's lapses cost the Jayhawks more than any other player. Several TDs, continued drives, and momentum shifts dropped to the turf. He was my favorite Jayhawk--but I think his ego really got the best of him. He actually needs to stay another year now; believe me, those fumbles, drops, bad routes, and lazy execution are also on film. He could be a tremendous star or a cancer in the NFL--it is up to him. But he did let us all down this year. He had Heisman talent. And the concentration of a gnat this year many times.

Lance Hobson 4 years, 10 months ago

He's an amazing talent but like a lot of these kids, is just really, really dumb. The NFL is big on cracking down on the unreliable flakes, it will be interesting to see if his talent can overcome his baggage.

7texdude 4 years, 10 months ago

They fired his coach. Why would he stay? Especially if the new coach's offense cuts into his numbers. This is a business. He's got nothing to lose. What was his degree plan? I wish him luck in the NFL. He will need it.

Hawk1969 4 years, 10 months ago

Good luck Dez and thank you for some great memories!

jhokfan 4 years, 10 months ago

Can't blame him for going but I think he could really improve his stock with another year in college. Don't think he helped himself that much this season. 3rd round, not so sure. Isn't that what they told Charles Gordon.

CrodieBroyle 4 years, 10 months ago

Good luck Dez, i enjoyed watching the best WR in KU history over the last 3 years. He'll be a late 2nd-early 3rd rd pick

Ben Kane 4 years, 10 months ago

Good luck. You'd be a fool to stick through the mess we have now for one more shot at improving your draft stock. Right now he is probably one of the top receivers in the draft, probably a second round pick. I look forward to watching him on sundays.

Michael Leiker 4 years, 10 months ago

I agree, going too soon. Julian Wright type scenario.

Kent Kossoy 4 years, 10 months ago

Let's see. Great receiver. Great fumbler. Equals no signicant loss unless he starts to use super glue. He could have been this years Kerry Meier against MO if he just could use his hands.

yed 4 years, 10 months ago

Thanks for the memories, #80, and great luck in the NFL! I look forward to see you burning secondaries on Sundays.

4 years, 10 months ago

As many mistakes as Dez made this season, he probably made at least twice as many good, if not great, plays. We need him to do well in the NFL not only for his own sake, but for future recruiting at our school. We should all wish him the best of luck.

hawkfan4life 4 years, 10 months ago

Smart move Dez, and only the best of luck when you get to the league!! Take the guaranteed money, I think you'll go in the first 3 rounds. I'll still be sporting my #80 jersey to games for years to come.

You guys are crazy to think he should stay another year, he doesn't have a coach, a quarterback, or a complimentary receiver like Kerry on the other side to balance out his big-play making receptions with short yardage catches. He's making the right decision.

esj2003 4 years, 10 months ago

MGJayhawk, you stole the words I've been saying a for a while. Dez is very similar to Reggie Wayne. His hands are on par for his age. He might not be quite as fast, but it's a good comparison. Watch them move. Their strides have similar fluidity.

sevenyearhawk 4 years, 10 months ago

After all the fumbles he had this past season?

Say it with me:

Both hands, Briscoe

clapclap ... clap clap clap

Both hands, Briscoe

Stay put another year, enjoy a season against the "easier" part of the schedule and go first round, kid.

Don't make me call your mama!

Benjamin Piehler 4 years, 10 months ago

duhhhh he should go. why would he stay? ill still wear my #80 jersey with reasonable pride

kns_jayhawk 4 years, 10 months ago

There are a few of us fortunate to know Dez. He is a quiet soul with a ton of talent. Let's support those who are fortunate enough to be able to make the kind of decisions (NFL draft) that many of us or our children might dream of. Not every player plays a perfect game…room for growth is a must. I don't think he could grow anymore here at KU. A college degree will always be in his reach…the NFL won't.

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