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Jeremiah Briscoe one of the biggest snubs for NFL Combine

Jeremiah Briscoe NFL Draft

Last week, the NFL invited 336 NCAA football players to its annual scouting combine. It seems like that every year, someone who is more deserving to attend gets snubbed of the chance to perform on the main stage. Jeremiah Briscoe is that snub this year. Briscoe started his college football career at UAB, but transferred to Sam Houston State before the 2015 season. He played in all fourteen games that year before emerging as the true start in 2016.

Not inviting the 6-foot-3, 225lb. Quarterback to the NFL combine is baffling to me. For starters, he was one of the best, if not the best passers in FCS football. Oh yeah, he also won the back-to-back Walter Payton awards. The second player ever to accomplish that feat with Armando Edwards. So to leave the two-time FCS first-team All-American off the list to attend the combine is baffling.

Briscoe was hands down the best passer in FCS football. He finished at the top of the leaderboard with 5,003 passing yards and averaged 357 yards per game. He also led the FCS with 45 touchdown passes. In 2017, Briscoe threw over 500 yards twice in the regular season. Sam Houston State was caught in several shootouts and Briscoe’s high-powered aerial attack usually brought them out on top. In 2016, he recorded 57 touchdown passes. His completion percentage dipped and his interceptions increased a little this past season, but not enough to where it would warrant a snub to the NFL combine.

To me, this shows how much disrespect that NCAA FCS schools and players can get at times. Jeremiah Briscoe was the second ever player to win the Walter Payton award twice. So not inviting him to the NFL combine is a huge snub and slap in the face to FCS football. He definitely deserved the shot. The NFL did invite one FCS football quarterback to the combine in Richmond’s Kyle Lauletta. For the Spiders, Lauletta passed for 3,737 yards and 28 touchdowns. For Briscoe he’ll have to show NFL scouts what he has at the Bearkats pro day and through possible private workouts.