Wide receiver Dezmon Briscoe announced on Friday that he would be leaving Kansas early to enter the NFL Draft. Briscoe talked about his relationship with former Kansas head coach Mark Mangino, where he thinks he will get drafted, and what advice Aqib Talib gave him. Click inside for the latest.[details]
2005 (Freshman): An All-Big 12 honorable-mention selection by the league's head coaches ... Named Freshman All-America by Rivals.com ... Was named Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram ... A Freshman All-Big 12 selection by The Sporting News ... Played in 11 games while making nine starts ... Collected 54 total tackles including four tackles-for-loss ... Intercepted two passes and led the team with eight pass break-ups.
The Good: Talib was a fixture in the Jayhawks' secondary since his true freshman season, earning Big 12 honors each year. Talib shows playmaking ability in coverage and plays a gambling style that has produced big plays for each side. He is an agile athlete with long arms and good footwork. He moves well, and has shown the ability to play in either man or zone coverage. He is a well-built athlete who has bulked up over the past year and checked in at just under 6-foot-1 and 202 pounds after playing in the 185-pound range during his career.
The Bad: He is not a physical defender, and he can be hesitant to come up and support the run. He is only an average tackler who struggles getting off blockers and rarely delivers a big hit. He has the quickness to play man coverage against NFL-caliber talent, though he needs further development in his reads and responsibilities within a scheme.
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