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Dez Bryant won't work out at combine

D. Bryant.jpgThe last time we saw Dez Bryant, he was as loose and confident as can be.

Friday at the Scouting Combine, facing a hoard of media asking about his suspension, Bryant understandably looked far more nervous.

Bryant won’t work out at the combine, which is quite a surprise.  He says he tweaked his hamstring last week, but will work out at Oklahoma State’s March 10 Pro Day.

I spoke with a few people about Bryant through the week.  Some
were very impressed by his media appearance, while others thought he was insincere.  But we have heard that his attitude, going back to before
his suspension, makes teams nervous.

On Friday, he tried to put his suspension from the team last year behind him. He doesn’t believe his suspension will affect how high he’s drafted.  Asked how does he respond to suspension questions from teams: “Whatever they ask, I answer it.”

His well-known relationship with Deion Sanders hasn’t changed to this day.  “His intention wasn’t to hurt me. I still thank him to this day,” Bryant said.

Sanders was also close with Michael Crabtree, who not so coincidentally is also represented by Eugene Parker. The fact held out Michael Crabtree last year doesn’t matter to Bryant. 
He says he’ll “most likely” be at training camp on time. 

Ultimately, Bryant’s physical gifts are going to be too hard to ignore.  The consensus is that he’s more physically gifted than Crabtree and likely the most talented receiver to come out since Larry Fitzgerald. 

Bryant measured in at 6’2, 225 pounds, with 34-inch arms.   But it’s what’s in Bryant’s head that ultimately makes team nervous, and this goes back to before his suspension.

On draft day, we suspect Bryant’s talent will overwhelm any other concerns.

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12 Responses to “Dez Bryant won't work out at combine”
  1. Cameltoecleavage says: Feb 26, 2010 3:09 PM

    Hope the ravens make a move to get this guy maybe jump
    up to 15 or something. Wouldn’t have to trade your entire draft away or anything

  2. hizzle1281 says: Feb 26, 2010 3:10 PM

    With the first pick in the 2010 NFL Draft the St.Louis Rams select…………………………………………Dez……”oh excuse me” Sam Bradford

  3. heartstl says: Feb 26, 2010 3:32 PM

    I hear he’s a little out of shape since being suspended.

  4. quadya says: Feb 26, 2010 4:10 PM

    there is no way this guy makes it to 15 bro

  5. Grimmlock42 says: Feb 26, 2010 4:30 PM

    This can’t help him at all. Missed a good portion of the season due to a BS suspension and now no combine. Hope he doesn’t become the next Crabtree. Holdout because he’s not gettin the money he’s worth. Good luck at Pro Day.

  6. Advo says: Feb 26, 2010 4:41 PM

    Eugene Parker also represents Suh. How come we haven’t heard anything about how that’s going to affect his draft status with teams?
    Parker might be better at negotiating a contract before the draft so the Rams will take Suh #1 overall, especially under the threat that they’ll take the other DT instead.
    But if the Rams don’t take Suh, will other top-5 teams not draft him because of the Crabtree holdout?

  7. edgy1957 says: Feb 26, 2010 4:58 PM

    What’s this BS comparison to Crabtree. UNLESS some idiot GM/owner takes a speed WR that can’t catch before Dez, I don’t see how this would be a problem. Everyone and his mother knew who was the best WR in the draft was last year and all it took was a couple of weeks for Crabtree to pass Darrius Heyward-Bey in total receiving stats and wouldn’t have taken a genius to see that coming (But it would take a senile buffoon of an owner NOT TO).

  8. sethness says: Feb 26, 2010 4:58 PM

    Um Gregg? Calvin Johnson says hello!

  9. GoBears84 says: Feb 26, 2010 8:14 PM

    no doubt sethness, i was just about to say…. what about megatron. 6-5, a best, fast, inspector gadget arms, and a 39 inch vertical leap, are you kidding me!? gregg how about u just stay in the truck, and allow Florio to at least act like “he has this” handled.

  10. Route36West says: Feb 26, 2010 9:56 PM

    Wait so your trying to say this guy is already better then Brandon Marshall, Calvin Johnson, and Roddy White who have all been drafted after Larry Fitzgerald?
    You are out of your mind.

  11. Route36West says: Feb 26, 2010 10:08 PM

    edgy1957 says:
    February 26, 2010 4:58 PM
    What’s this BS comparison to Crabtree. UNLESS some idiot GM/owner takes a speed WR that can’t catch before Dez, I don’t see how this would be a problem. Everyone and his mother knew who was the best WR in the draft was last year and all it took was a couple of weeks for Crabtree to pass Darrius Heyward-Bey in total receiving stats and wouldn’t have taken a genius to see that coming (But it would take a senile buffoon of an owner NOT TO).
    Well if you want to go by stats Percy Harvin was the best receiver in the draft. Followed by Jeremy Maclin.

  12. edgy1957 says: Feb 27, 2010 12:21 AM

    # Route36West says:
    Well if you want to go by stats Percy Harvin was the best receiver in the draft. Followed by Jeremy Maclin.
    ************************
    1 – Did Percy Harvin miss 5 games? Answer: he played 15 while Crabtree played in 11.
    2 – Did Percy Harvin have Alex Smith and Shaun Hill throwing to him? Answer: not only no but HELL no.
    3 – I was talking about pre-draft but that doesn’t change my opinion. Put Harvin in San Francisco and tell me that you believe that he’d done as well with those two QBs throwing to him.

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