Cincinnati Football: Jowon Briggs continues to develop NFL Draft buzz per On3 Recruiting

Cincinnati Bearcats defensive lineman Jowon Briggs during game against the Temple Owls at Nippert Stadium.
Cincinnati Bearcats defensive lineman Jowon Briggs during game against the Temple Owls at Nippert Stadium. /
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Cincinnati Bearcats veteran defensive lineman Jowon Briggs continues to develop buzz months ahead of the NFL Draft buzz according to On3 Recruiting.

Reese’s Senior Bowl executive director Jim Nagy and On3 Recruiting senior reporter Matt Zenitz placed Briggs as an NFL Draft prospect on the rise.

Scott Satterfield’s team leans on Briggs to always bring consistency, leadership and versatility as the Bearcats look to remain unbeaten this weekend.

The Cincinnati product appeared alongside multiple Big 12 players including Texas defensive back Kitan Crawford and Oklahoma quarterback Dillon Gabriel.

Cincinnati Football: Jowon Briggs continues to develop NFL Draft buzz per On3 Recruiting

After starting his college career at Virginia, Briggs transferred to his hometown school in 2021 and eventually became a full-time starter a year ago.

Briggs will continue to be an integral part of the Bearcats defensive front alongside star redshirt sophomore defensive tackle Dontay Corleone.

En route to receiving All-AAC First Team recognition, Briggs compiled 61 total tackles and three sacks in 13 games throughout the 2022 campaign.

The versatile defensive lineman was recently named a defensive captain after setting the tone with the third-most sacks on the team last season.

Cincinnati Football: Reese’s Senior Bowl representative Jim Nagy discusses draft buzz around Briggs

Nagy broke down the impressive potential that Briggs showed during the Bearcats victory at Pittsburgh in a recent article via On3 Recruiting.

"“Had some disruptive flash plays versus Pitt. Aligned at left defensive end. NFL scouts will key in on this game because of the head to head matchup with left tackle Matt Goncalves, who is also on the Senior Bowl watch list. Made Bruce Feldman’s freaks list and his athleticism showed up playing laterally down the line, and redirecting to finish plays behind line of scrimmage. Was unblocked but showed good upfield burst, making a play five yards in the backfield in a key goal line situation. We’ve had eight Bearcats play in the Senior Bowl over the past two years so we’ve seen Briggs play live before but he never got our attention like he did on Saturday at Heinz Field.”"

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