Jeremiah Briscoe

Sam Houston St.

Prospect Info

Sam Houston St.
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6' 3"
225 lbs
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Prospect Grade

Should Be in an NFL Training Camp
How We Grade


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. Briscoe started his career at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, where his lead recruiter, Arkansas offensive coordinator Garrick McGee, headed after the Razorbacks fell under NCAA sanctions. He was also an excellent pitcher, so he suited up for the Blazers baseball team -- until his shoulder gave way in spring 2013. Briscoe redshirted that fall but decided he would stay on the quarterback path. In 2014, he played in six games as a backup for UAB (361 yards, three touchdowns). Then the college's football program was dissolved, leading him to transfer closer to his hometown of Houston, choosing the Bearkats over Florida and many others recruiting for his services. In his first year at Sam Houston, Briscoe started two of 14 games played (54.9 completion percentage, 1,883 yards, 14 touchdowns, five interceptions), splitting time with the athletic Jared Johnson. Briscoe was a heralded recruit out of Stratford high school, as was coached by Eliot Allen, who had coached Stanford and Indianapolis passer Andrew Luck.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Priority free agent
Highly confident gunslinger whose fearless approach has netted him gaudy touchdown numbers and a troubling number of interceptions against FCS opponents. Briscoe has ability as a full-field reader, but he falls below the desired level of accuracy expected of NFL quarterbacks. He has a shot at getting picked on Day 3 of the draft, but if he makes a team, his ceiling will be very modest.
  • Prolific production as a passer over last two seasons with 102 touchdowns and 9600 yards passing
  • In command from the pocket and isn't afraid to challenge the secondary
  • Gets rid of the ball quickly with almost no lower body movement on Run-Pass options (RPOs)
  • Holds safeties with his eyes to help isolate his deep ball targets down the sideline
  • Throws with a feathery touch down the field
  • Plays with poise and processes quickly enough to avoid sacks
  • Can get to fourth read of progressions comfortably when needed
  • Ready to uncork it quickly when working from first option to second
  • Has NFL size but a doughy body
  • Three-quarter delivery and below average release time lead to batted passes
  • Confidence can cloud decision making
  • Takes shots at bracketed coverage that have a low success rate
  • Threw 26 interceptions over the last two seasons
  • Accuracy and ball placement need work
  • Forces receivers to break stride to make catches
  • Treats footwork and balance as optional
  • On occasion, will make throws before routes are allowed to fully develop


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Once-in-lifetime player
Perennial All-Pro
Future All-Pro
Pro Bowl-caliber player
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
Should become instant starter
Chance to become NFL starter
NFL backup or special teams potential
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
Should be in an NFL training camp
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
Likely needs time in developmental league