Dez Bryant Scouting Report
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Dez Bryant Scouting Report

Position: WR
Conference: Big12
School: Oklahoma State Cowboys
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #1
Height & Weight: 6'2 - 220 lbs.
Drafted 1.24 in 2010 by DAL

2010 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
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Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State

Heading into the 2009 campaign Dez Bryant was right up there with Arrelious Benn and Brandon LaFell as the top draft eligible receivers in the nation. For different reasons, all three of those players are having some issues, but it is hard to blame any of the receivers for their lack of production in 2009. However, there was a time when Bryant was a productive receiver. As a freshman he caught 43 passes for 622 yards and six scores. In 2008 Bryant turned into the team's top receiver and had an amazing season. He caught 87 passes for 1,480 yards and 19 touchdowns. There were only six passing touchdowns that went to somebody besides Bryant. The 2009 season started fine for Bryant. In three games he caught 17 passes for 323 yards and four touchdowns. It looked like Bryant might keep up with his numbers from the 2008 campaign, but then trouble happened. Bryant lied to the NCAA over matters that were not illegal as far as his eligibility was concerned, but the NCAA suspended him for the entire season anyway. This is not the usual suspension concern that should make NFL teams shy away from Bryant. He certainly has some questions to answer to explain things to NFL teams, but it should not affect his draft status. That means Bryant may come out early, despite missing most of his junior season. If he does, he should still be a first round pick. 2/15 Update: Bryant is coming out early and will certainly be a first round pick. NFL teams have fallen for his potential, and rightfully so. Benn has pretty much dropped off the radar and Bryant has shown that he is still the superb athlete he was even though he missed most of his junior campaign. Players like Golden Tate of Notre Dame and Damian Williams are potential first round talents, but Bryant will almost certainly be the first receiver off the board in April. 3/24 Update: Bryant continues to show off his talent as a wide receiver. The only thing keeping him back is his image and reputation stemming from his suspension for lying to the NCAA. However, that is all just media hype. And media hype has nothing to do with what NFL teams know about Bryant. He is continuing to handle all the rumors with relative ease and as long as he did not tank any interviews, he will be the first receiver off the board and gone by the mid-way point of the first round.

Last Updated Mar-23-2010 by Joel Welser

9 Comments | Add Yours
Prediction: 1st Round

Despite the suspension, Bryant will be drafted in the first round due to his 79" vertical. Just kidding, he has all the skills and interviews should show he just made a mistake and isn't a monster.

Posted by:
jnols 04/16/10 09:12 PM
Prediction: 2nd Round

I'm guessing Dez is a 2nd round pick due to his slow 40 times and poor attitude. He may slip to the 3rd round.

Whomever drafts him will be sorry. He disappeared in big road games. He has good size but average speed. He doesn't run routes well and can easily be shut down with zone coverage. I am still amazed he gets this much praise. In his big JR season, he had 3 TDs catches against ranked opponents, 2 in a 20 point loss to OU in Stillwater, and 1 in the bowl game against Oregon.

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tortillared 04/07/10 12:29 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

Its between him and Mcclain for the Broncos pick. People keep saying that IF Brandon Marshall leaves Denver that they will draft Dez Bryant. But even if Marshall stays I would like the pick up. Last year Josh McDaniels said he was looking for another big time receiver opposite Brandon Marshall so he can move Eddie Royal to slot and use him like he did with Wes Welker. He's an offensive guru, so he knows wat he is doing. I as a Denver Broncos fan would prefer Mcclain over Bryant in this draft, but if McDaniels decides to keep Marshall and draft Bryant, then expect their offense to be dangerous. No matter who they have at QB (Orton/Quinn) they will have all the targets to throw to.

Posted by:
fundip4 03/20/10 05:54 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

hahahaaaa thats funny right there!!! dam that a high jumper!!! he's def going #1......dam he could make chad pennington an all-pro QB!!!

Posted by:
detlions76 03/08/10 09:35 AM
Prediction: 1st Round

That was humorous!

Posted by:
B atch 02/23/10 12:45 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

Dez Bryant can crush a mans head with his thumb and fore finger. I once saw Bryant jump over a barn. He can dunk a basketball from a 100 yards away...

Posted by:
lockhart985 02/17/10 06:16 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

Hey uh, jkk0752... You alive? 55' vert? No one in the history of the world has ever dreamed of jumping that high! He is a special athelete with his size and quickness. A Brandon Marshall type if you will. Was that a typo guy?

Posted by:
B atch 02/15/10 11:00 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

He is an All-Pro talent, but he must mature. Great hands, and good speed. Very good size, with fantastic jumping ability. Could use some work with his route running. Interested to see how he does in the drills at the combine after not playing for so long.

Posted by:
irishdriver77 01/22/10 02:45 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

Love this guys game. Wish he wouldn't have gotten suspended so more could witness. Very gifted athelete. I believe he has a 55' vertical. That's hops, he goes up, and will catch it. Big but very fast. Just the all around player

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jkk0752 01/20/10 11:15 AM

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