Former Oklahoma State Dez Bryant’s Pro Day left him open to some criticism, and the wide receiver has heard enough.
“I’m not the type of person that will try to confront somebody but
now I feel like it’s gone too far. It’s gone too far,” Bryant said to the Associated Press. “I haven’t did anything wrong to nobody.”
Bryant has a point. Most of the character concerns attached to him have been vague. Teams want to know how important football is to him, not if he needed a small army to help him wake up for class.
“Whoever passes up on me, it’s over with. I feel like I’m going through
the same situation Randy Moss did,” he added. “That man had issues and teams were passing up
on him, and when he got on that field, he killed them. He murdered them.
Look at him today: One of the best players in the NFL.”
Detractors may see these comments and say Bryant is a loose cannon. I like his confidence.
We praise Peyton Manning for telling the Colts he’d kick their ass for the next 15 years if they passed on him. Bryant essentially just told the league the same thing.
Teams will take a receiver with edge over one that’s unsure of his ability. A draft-day fall is only going to motivate Bryant.
Bryant also took umbrage with our report about his missing cleats. He said he had six pairs with him, just not his favorite one. And that it may not have made a difference.
“What do this got to do with me playing football? Even if I did
forget my cleats, what do that have to do with me playing football? I
don’t think it has anything to do with me playing football.”