Jeremiah Briscoe Draft Profile

Jeremiah Briscoe draft profile

Get to know Jeremiah: To win the 2016 Walter Payton Award as the Football Championship Subdivision’s most outstanding offensive player, Briscoe had to beat out Eastern Washington receiver Cooper Kupp, a third-round pick of the Los Angeles Rams and one of the top performers in FCS/Division IAA history. The SHSU quarterback with a thick build and strong-arm was a first-team Associated Press FCS All-American as a junior, completing 315 of 503 passes (62.6 percent) for 4,602 yards and FCS-record 57 touchdowns (against 10 interceptions) in the team’s shotgun-spread system. Briscoe was a finalist for the award again in 2017, leading his team to a 13-1 record and appearance in the FCS semi-finals. He was a second-team FCS All-American and second-team All-Southland Conference pick as a 14-game starter in 2017, completing 57.9 percent of his passes for 5,003 yards and 45 touchdowns with 16 interceptions.

Strengths:

  • Productive
  • Gunslinger
  • Pocket presence
  • Goes through progressions
  • Decent arm strength
  • Confident, not afraid to challenge secondary
  • Looks off safeties with eyes
  • Throws a pretty deep ball

Analysis: Jeremiah Briscoe is an ultra-productive quarterback who lit up the scoreboard during his time at Sam Houston State. Over the last two seasons he tossed 102 touchdowns to go with 9,600 yards passing. He is a true gunslinger willing to make every throw, putting trust in receivers to beat their defender. He enjoyed a lot of success in Sam Houston’s RPO (run-pass option) offense and was able to hold defenders with his fakes. Briscoe reads defenses with ease, going through all of his progressions and looking off defenders with his eyes. He can get to his fourth read of progressions comfortably when needed. Ready to uncork it quickly when working from first option to second. Plays with poise and processes quickly enough to avoid sacks. He puts a nice touch on his deep ball.

Weaknesses:

  • Pudgy
  • Odd release point
  • Confidence can turn into bad decisions
  • Some accuracy work is needed
  • Ball placement
  • More consistent footwork

Analysis: Jeremiah Briscoe has the size of an NFL quarterback, but has a little pudginess to his frame. His three-quarter delivery is odd and that affects his slower release time, causing a lot of batted balls at the line of scrimmage. His gunslinger approach can be a negative at times–too confident, tossed 26 interceptions over the last two seasons. He takes shots at bracketed coverage that have a low success rate. Accuracy and ball placement need work. Forces receivers to break stride to make catches. He could use some time with a QB coach to work on footwork–he is great at times and then forgets to plant and gives up on his mechanics other times.

Size: 6’3 225lbs

Draft Rank: No.10 QB

NFL Comparison: Jacoby Brissett

Draft Projection: Round 7

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