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Dez Bryant goes to Boston

Each NFL team is permitted to bring up to 30 prospects to town for pre-draft visits.  The Patriots have devoted one of their allotted meet-and-greets to receiver Dez Bryant, according to Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald.

The Patriots hold the 22nd pick in round one.  There’s a chance that Bryant will be available, given off-field concerns that could cause him to slide like the current No. 1 wideout on the team did a dozen years ago.

And the Pats haven’t been shy about taking a chance on possible problem wideouts.  Apart from trading for Randy Moss in 2007, they drafted Chad Jackson in 2006.  During a visit to the Steelers, Jackson’s phone repeatedly rang during a meeting with coach Bill Cowher, prompting the Steelers to eventually cut short the visit early.

The reality is that plenty of high-end receivers can present challenges.  It’s still not clear whether the position attracts divas or creates them.  Either way, the better the player, the more likely he’ll be a potential pain in the posterior.

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30 Responses to “Dez Bryant goes to Boston”
  1. bbking says: Apr 8, 2010 6:59 PM

    I’m ok with a receiever first as long as DE and LB are next.

  2. swervinmervin says: Apr 8, 2010 7:02 PM

    Come on, Florio. You know better than that. Bryant WILL NOT be there at 22. IF the Pats want him, theyre going to have to trade up.

  3. robert ethan says: Apr 8, 2010 7:03 PM

    Maybe Jackson should visit the Steelers again. I don’t think his phone is quite as busy these days.

  4. Burritto says: Apr 8, 2010 7:19 PM

    “…prompting the Steelers to eventually cut short the visit early”
    I think you cut short that sentence long.

  5. CycloneFlyer says: Apr 8, 2010 7:21 PM

    Maybe he will….. Percy Harvin was available at 22 last year and even though he wasn’t considered the best, he would have still gone much higher than that. People don’t want problem players from college, because chances are they’ll be a problem at the pro level.
    Randy Moss is a great example, and he is my favorite player in the NFL right now, but even he has had some rough spots through his career.

  6. mnoise says: Apr 8, 2010 7:30 PM

    WHAT?!! I stunned to hear my Pats are looking at this guy. Here is what is going to happen to the team that drafts Dez Bryant. His agent (is it Eugene Parker?) is going to hold him out of training camp and the first few weeks of the season saying Dez deserves a better contract than where he was selected and probably will hold out for top 5 money. Didn’t he do that with Crabtree and SanFran? Then after 3 years his agent is going to hold him out again saying he has outperformed the contract (no matter what level of production Dezzy does). Is it true Dezzy was late for practice and games?! Are you f#ck#ng kidding me?!! There is no place on a title caliber team and a world class organization for and A**hole like that!

  7. dolphinfiegl99 says: Apr 8, 2010 7:30 PM

    Chad Jackson Is With The Buffalo Bills!

  8. War_Paint says: Apr 8, 2010 7:31 PM

    “whether the position attracts divas or creates them”
    I’m sure hanging out with a creepy douche like Deion doesn’t help either.

  9. funi says: Apr 8, 2010 7:31 PM

    Hopefully he remembers his cleats!

  10. steelerfan9598 says: Apr 8, 2010 7:35 PM

    Good thing Jackson’s phone rang – BUST.

  11. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says: Apr 8, 2010 7:57 PM

    I want the Pats to go LB/DE, best available, WR, RB. Bryant is beastly but I don’t want them to reach for a WR when there are so many other holes to fill. That’s what she said.

  12. spyboots says: Apr 8, 2010 8:07 PM

    Pats should have no trouble calling him now.

  13. geek says: Apr 8, 2010 8:13 PM

    Wow! If the Pats didn’t learn anything from Jackson, they should have learned it from Branch: High-pick diva WRs aren’t worth it until they’ve proven themselves for a long time in the league and had a life-changing experience (like playing for Oakland). If they pick him up when there are stud TEs and LBs available, they will regret it for years!

  14. spyboots says: Apr 8, 2010 8:14 PM

    Did you hear the news that the NFL schedule has still not been released?

  15. FinFan says: Apr 8, 2010 8:24 PM

    they had stallworth as well

  16. Matt Walsh says: Apr 8, 2010 8:42 PM

    Belicheat will trade down into the 5th round acquiring some pick for the 2025 draft. he figures there will be more advanced ways to cheat by that time.

  17. Bob Loblaw says: Apr 8, 2010 9:15 PM

    The Pats won’t draft this guy, but if there is a team with a late 1st or early 2nd that covets him, and he’s still on the board, the Pats will trade down.
    Their ultimate plan is to own every pick in the second round.

  18. Osterhouse says: Apr 8, 2010 9:25 PM

    Draft him, let moss hit FA without trying to re-sign him, Moss goes to Vikings, superbowl with an ancient Favre, Favre finally retires, Clausen/Mccoy take over, maybe 2 more moss years with rice and percy (berrian cut after moss signing), and then when Larry Fitz is a FA he comes home to MN to win some rings.

  19. dcryan82 says: Apr 8, 2010 9:25 PM

    @ mnoise
    The being late to practice thing really isnt that big of a deal..
    Being late to a game is for sure inexcusable tho.

  20. picspatriots says: Apr 8, 2010 9:30 PM

    I bet Matt Walsh is a jealous Lion’s fan !

  21. Karl says: Apr 8, 2010 10:38 PM

    “There is no place on a title caliber team and a world class organization for and A**hole like that!”
    Good point, but what does this have to do with the Patriots?

  22. PFTiswhatitis says: Apr 8, 2010 11:13 PM

    Smoke screen.

  23. this class sucks says: Apr 9, 2010 12:05 AM

    “Either way, the better the player, the more likely he’ll be a potential pain in the posterior.” Ah yes, presenting an opinion as a fact. Classic Florio. I’m sure Jerry Rice was a real pain when he won 2 Super Bowls with the 49ers?

  24. OLDCRACKER says: Apr 9, 2010 1:20 AM

    WR Bryant sounds more like a future Bungle.

  25. troll_aikman8 says: Apr 9, 2010 2:54 AM

    I hope Randy Moss can help him with his English.

  26. ampats says: Apr 9, 2010 7:52 AM

    Picspatriots
    Matt Walsh is the same loser that posts the same crap every time a Patriots related article is posted. He has never posted anythng that might make a fraction of sense but then again look at his screen name, some loser wannabe that had his 15 minutes of fame.

  27. Count Sacula says: Apr 9, 2010 8:03 AM

    Burritto says:
    April 8, 2010 7:19 PM
    “…prompting the Steelers to eventually cut short the visit early”
    I think you cut short that sentence long.
    ___________________________________
    Good one Burrito!

  28. Floyd the Barber says: Apr 9, 2010 8:13 AM

    The WR postion -creates- divas. Proof?
    There were no diva WRs in the 60’s and 70’s. Once the rules for DBs were changed and the Raider-styled, headhunting DBs were reeled in — the diva WRs came out of the woodwork to strut and preen.
    These show pony divas would quickly reel in their tents if they had to line-up across from defenders legal able to lay wood.

  29. Flying elvis says: Apr 9, 2010 12:28 PM

    This story made me do a search to see what ever happened to Bethal Johnson. His last cut came in Canada. That was a good pick by pats. Almost as good as the Saints picking Johnathan Sullivan. Didn’t they get ride of that guy?

  30. bucc19 says: Apr 9, 2010 4:22 PM

    Draft him, let moss hit FA without trying to re-sign him, Moss goes to Vikings, superbowl with an ancient Favre, Favre finally retires, Clausen/Mccoy take over, maybe 2 more moss years with rice and percy (berrian cut after moss signing), and then when Larry Fitz is a FA he comes home to MN to win some rings.
    whatever your smoking I want some…Pats will NOT let Moss go for nothing..it’ll be Brady to Moss and Bryant..2 more SUperbowls for the Pats.

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