One of the more talked about players entering the 2014 football season was wide receiver Brisly Estime. He showed flashes of becoming a dynamic playmaker as a true freshman the year prior, and there were high hopes for him to take that next step in his development.
Unfortunately, that did not come to fruition, as Estime had an injury plagued sophomore campaign. He played in just five games and snatched only 10 catches for 140 yards.
Fast forward to the 2015 training camp, and the hope is that Estime can stay healthy. A good bill of health should give Syracuse a playmaker with speed they have sorely lacked in his absence.
Through two days of practice, Estime has already had his presence felt.
”Brisly practiced extremely well today,” head coach Scott Shafer said after practice on Monday. “He made two diving catches even though I’m not happy about them diving without shoulder pads on, they were two impressive catches.
”Brisly’s back. Being that guy that we’re excited about playing and I know our fans will be excited to see him back on the football field.”
Syracuse had one of the worst offenses in division one football in 2014, in large part due to being forced to play four quarterbacks, 10 offensive linemen and not having Estime, among other weapons, available for large portions of the season.
With Estime back and seemingly in good health, that should turn around this year. Expect Estime to have an impact as a receiver, potentially express back as well as in the return game.