Player Profile: Chauncey Briggs

Demo profiles SMU offensive lineman Chauncey Briggs in the latest Pony Stampede player profile.

Position: Offensive Line
Size: 6-5, 295
Year: Redshirt Junior
High School: West Bloomfield
Hometown: West Bloomfield, Calif.

Recruitment

Only a two-star scout prospect, Chauncey Briggs was not heavily recruited by other universities and SMU was the only school to offer him. Briggs was named to the All-Area and All-Oakland teams, and even recorded 9 sacks on defense his senior year.

2014 Review

Briggs started 11 of 12 games all at left tackle. He was consistent—we can give him that. Last season the SMU offensive line gave up 48 sacks for 256 yards. They also gave up 84 tackles for a loss for 344 yards. Let me also add that SMU also had 39 turnovers. That’s 171 negative plays. That’s 600 negative yards. Do I place all the blame on Briggs? Goodness no. I don’t even completely blame the rest of the offensive line. I mean some of it—most of it was a direct result of their inability to protect the quarterback. They were just too young and inexperienced.
Grade: D

2015 Outlook

It follows the normal line of thinking that another year of experience and another summer working together as a unit will do wonders for the offensive unit. As the left tackle, your primary concern is protecting the quarterback’s blind side. That’s a lot of pressure for a youngster. Last season he was an okay tackle on a bad unit…on a dysfunctional 1-11 team. It certainly can’t get any worse can it? Briggs does have what you want in size at tackle and does have solid athleticism. It's no wonder that he had been selected to some pre-season all-AAC teams, but can he actually live up to the expectations this year? Briggs should lose some of the baby fat and have a more threatening frame that he needs to protect Matt Davis adequately.


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