Second year Bucs wideout Dezmon Briscoe bounced a round a bit as a rookie, after being drafted in the sixth round by the Cincinnati Bengals – then getting cut during the final days of camp in 2010. He was added to the Bucs practice squad under the guarantee he would be paid like he was on the active roster.
Well the move worked too perfection for general manger Mark Dominik as Briscoe rewarded the team late in the season after he was activated from the practice squad in late November. The 21-year-old saw action in two games with 6 receptions, 93-yards and a circus like touchdown catch in the back of the endzone against the New Orleans Saints.
The 6-foot-3, 204-pound Briscoe is a well disciplined route runner – he continuously hits his marks and he does a good job setting up defenders and breaking quickly out of his cuts in an almost effortless way that he gains extra separation. His versatility has him cross training at the X, and Z positions this camp.
With there still some uncertainty surrounding fellow wideout Arrelious Benn and his availability Briscoe has been a standout and has created quite the buzz early on. But some within the organization want to see a more consistent work ethic before he’s given regular playing time.
With Benn scheduled to only practice once a day and be held out of the pre-season, for pre-cautionary reasons Briscoe has a chance to cement himself as the number 2, with a quality showing and a strong finish to training camp.