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WR Dez Bryant Scouting Report

WR Dez Bryant, Oklahoma State
Pos. Rank: 1 Grade: 1st Round Height: 6-2 Weight: 225 40: 4.45 Year: 3-Jr.

The Good: Physically gifted pass catcher who takes over games or breaks them open. Quickly releases off the line into pass routes, comes back to the ball out of breaks and extends to make the reception away from his frame. Immediately transitions from making the reception to running after the catch, displays a burst of speed, and can stretch the field. Displays terrific eye/hand coordination, makes the difficult over-the- shoulder reception and battles hard to come away with the ball. Comes across the middle and uses his frame to shield away opponents. Easily makes the reception in stride and can turn it on and one quick step. Sells routes, uses his hands to get separation from defenders, and is a tough receiver who takes a pounding yet holds onto the throw.

The Bad: Does not display sharpness running routes and tends to float exiting breaks. Loses focus on occasion and let the pass get inside him. Not a true vertical threat. Has character issues and off-the-field concerns.

The Verdict: Bryant is a game-controlling receiver who has all the skills necessary to be a number one wide out at the next level. He's big, strong yet also fast and possesses a lot of natural receiving skills. His off the field issues have sent up red flags and will cause Bryant to be drafted later in Round One than his talents would usually dictate. Bryant will be an immediate starter at the next level and could look forward to a long, productive NFL career if makes football a priority and matures off the field.

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