Dez Bryant gets mixed reviews

By Brandon Chatmon, Staff Writer, bchatmon@opubco.com Published: March 31, 2010
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There were varying opinions about former Oklahoma State receiver Dez Bryant’s workout on Tuesday in Lufkin, Texas.

Some analysts think Bryant’s stock is unchanged, while others expect NFL teams to re-evaluate Bryant after what they deemed a good but not great workout at Lufkin High, Bryant’s former high school.


Handheld 40-yard dash times among evaluators at Bryant’s workout ranged from 4.50 to 4.60 seconds. NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks reported that the general consensus among NFL scouts heading into the workout was that Bryant would run in the mid-4.5 range.

Bryant’s 11-foot, 1-inch broad jump would have been the top effort at the NFL Combine, and his 38-inch vertical jump would have ranked among the top 10 receivers at the Combine.

While receiving tosses from former OSU quarterback Bobby Reid during the pass-catching portion of his workout, Bryant struggled to keep his footing at times but showed his natural receiving skills.

ESPN.com draft analysts Todd McShay and Steve Muench felt Bryant was solid, writing: "Bryant did nothing to hurt his standing as the top receiver on the board. No one was blown away.


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