Scouting Report: Dez Bryant
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An absolute play maker at the wide receiver position. Does a great job going up and getting the ball at it’s highest point. Good body control. Will get physical and fight for the ball in the air with the defender. Big, physical guy that is hard for corners to push around and tackle. Very good after the catch, especially for a bigger wide receiver. Quicker on tape than his straight line speed indicates, but fast enough to stretch the field. There’s not an area of the field that Bryant can’t successfully work. Isn’t afraid of contact and doesn’t get alligator arms when catching in traffic. Tracks the ball well while in the air. Displays good balance when changing directions. Ideal bulk and frame. Solid punt returner.
Not a polished route runner by any means, as are most spread offense wide receivers. Though his hands are reliable, he’s dropped his share of passes he wishes he could have back. For a big guy, he’s not as good of a downfield blocker as you’d like to see and he sometimes seems disinterested when the play doesn’t involve him. Has some character/maturity concerns and was suspended for most of his junior season. Because of that, Bryant has only seen 19 career starts and has only played in a total of 28 games.
Dez Bryant is a very solid wide receiver that may see a bit of a fall on draft day due to some off-field issues. Dez was suspended for most of the 2009 season after he lied to the NCAA about his relationship with former NFL player Deion Sanders. There are also concerns about his maturity which may have stemmed from a tough upbringing, according to various sources. He’s not a polished route runner, but neither was Michael Crabtree last year. His straight line speed isn’t impressive, but neither was Anquan Boldin’s. Overall, the character concerns regarding Bryant have been magnified a bit too much, partially because of problems with current NFL star wide receivers, Santonio Holmes and Brandon Marshall. All in all, Dez Bryant’s talent says top 10 pick. The off-field issues are what will make him slide, but he won’t fall far. If Bryant starts to fall on draft day, you should fully expect a team to trade up and grab him before he falls too far.
Bryant started 19 games for Oklahoma State.
Awards and Honors
2008: 1st team All-American.
2007: 2nd team Freshman All-American.
Education major at Oklahoma State.
Bryant was suspended after three games during his junior season after lying to the NCAA about his relationship with former NFL player, Deion Sanders. There are also concerns with Bryant’s maturity.
No history of injuries.
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