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Dez Bryant (WR)
  • Height:
    6'2"
  • Weight:
    225 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    34 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 3/4 in.
  • College:
    Oklahoma St.
  • Conference:
    Big 12
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Selected by: Dallas Cowboys
Round: 1
Pick (Overall): 24 (24)
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Pick Analysis: The Cowboys halt Dez Bryant's free fall by nabbing him with the 24th selection. Though Bryant has been roundly labeled as a potential character risk, his exceptional talent is undeniable and he gives the Cowboys an all-star caliber pass catcher. With Roy Williams under performing, Bryant could become a key contributor early in his rookie season.

Overview

Bryant is an extremely talented receiver that has legitimate downfield speed as well as the ability to adjust to off-target throws. He missed the final 10 games of 2009 for lying to an NCAA investigator and his ability to control and handle the off-field issues that could come up have to be in question. He is extremely competitive to the ball when he is the target but sometimes shows a lackadaisical attitude when on the back side of plays or when asked to block. He needs to be more precise on his route running and not round off his breaks on the hard cuts. He could easily be the first receiver taken off the board if he can impress the personnel people in interviews.


Strengths

Bryant has a really impressive combination of size and speed. Possesses the quickness and agility necessary to consistently gain separation as a route runner. Very good ball skills, catches the ball softly away from his body and is outstanding at high-pointing the jumpball and really fights for the football. Runs angry after the catch and is a load to bring down in the open field.

Weaknesses

There are some questions surrounding Bryant’s maturity level. Does not always show a high level of effort away from the ball. Was able to get open with pure athleticism in college but needs to run more precise routes at the next level.

Grade

8.5

 

Video Playlist

  • Dez to Dallas

    Published: April 23, 2010 at 12:12 a.m.

    Is Dez Bryant the right fit in Dallas? NFL Total Access debates the Cowboys' selection.

  • Cowboys take Dez Bryant

    Published: April 22, 2010 at 10:24 p.m.

    The Cowboys acquire the 24th pick from the Patriots and select Oklahoma State WR Dez Bryant in the 2010 NFL Draft.

  • First Draft: Dez Bryant

    Published: April 15, 2010 at 03:22 p.m.

    Dez Bryant says he's gotten a bad rap recently, but the WR says he just wants to make poeple smile.

  • 2010 Draft Vignettes - Dez Bryant, Oklahoma St.

    Published: April 13, 2010 at 11:22 a.m.

    A look at NFL draft prospect Oklahoma St. wide receiver Dez Bryant.

  • Bryant works out

    Published: March 30, 2010 at 02:57 p.m.

    Did Dez Bryant do enough at his workout today to remain an elite WR prospect? Find out.

  • Bryant on workout

    Published: March 30, 2010 at 03:11 p.m.

    After not working out at the combine, Dez Bryant says it felt good to perform for NFL personnel Tuesday.

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