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100 in 100: Dez Bryant (12 of 100)

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How does a college wide receiver get in trouble?

Hanging out with Deion Sanders seems to be the common answer to that punch line for players coming in to the NFL.

Oklahoma State Wide Receiver seems to have had everything going for him and was doing very well at the start of his Junior year and was on an early pace to repeat the success he had his Sophomore year. In case anyone was unaware, Bryant had been at former NFL star Neon Deion Sanders' house for a visit. On October 7th, 2009 Bryant was ruled ineligible by NCAA Officials for not fully disclosing information of his interaction with Sanders. Before the suspension, Bryant was considered a possible candidate for The Heisman Trophy Award.

As a Freshmen, Bryant put up fairly decent numbers with 43 Receptions, 14.5 Yards a Catch, and had 6 Touchdowns. The Oklahoma State Wide Receiver emerged his Sophomore year as one of the elite receivers in the Nation. He managed to rack up nearly 1500 yards on 87 Catches and capped off with 19 TD's. Bryant is still considered to be the number one receiver entering the 2010 NFL Draft after in some ways being forced to forgo his Senior year. Bryant has the chance to be an elite Wide Receiver at the pro level in my opinion and will be starting more than likely for the 2010 Season.

After the jump, we'll look at the stats, highlights, and awards Bryant has earned through the course of his collegiate career...

First off, my apologies for the music in the video. If you don't care for it, it's your choice to mute it. I chose this video because of the highlights, not for the music. With that being said, in the video, Bryant shows that he is capable of some spectacular catches. He regularly catches the ball with his hands which is the number one thing that pro scouts look for in a wide receiver. Bryant is relatively large for a future NFL wide receiver and illustrates that he can get physical if need be. He has nice foot work and good route running ability.

AWARDS AND HONORS:

  • 2007 Second Team Freshmen All-American
  • 2008 First Team All-American

CAREER STATS:

Stats Overview Receiving Rushing Fumbles
YEAR REC YDS AVG LNG TD ATT YDS AVG LNG TD FUM LST
2007 43 622 14.5 39 6 2 16 8.0 9 0 0 0
2008 87 1480 17.0 80 19 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2009 17 323 19.0 46 4 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2009 Regular Season Game Log Receiving Rushing Fumbles
DATE OPP RESULT REC YDS AVG LNG TD ATT YDS AVG LNG TD FUM LST
9/5 Georgia W 24-10 3 77 25.7 46 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
9/12 Houston L 45-35 5 85 17.0 29 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
9/19 Rice W 41-24 9 161 17.9 38 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
9/26 Grambling State W 56-6 Did Not Play or did not accumulate any stats.
10/10 @Texas A&M W 36-31 Did Not Play or did not accumulate any stats.
10/17 Missouri W 33-17 Did Not Play or did not accumulate any stats.
10/24 @Baylor W 34-7 Did Not Play or did not accumulate any stats.
10/31 Texas L 41-14 Did Not Play or did not accumulate any stats.
11/7 @Iowa State W 34-8 Did Not Play or did not accumulate any stats.
11/14 Texas Tech W 24-17 Did Not Play or did not accumulate any stats.
11/19 Colorado W 31-28 Did Not Play or did not accumulate any stats.
11/28 @Oklahoma L 27-0 Did Not Play or did not accumulate any stats.
2009 Postseason Game Log Receiving Rushing Fumbles
BOWL OPP RESULT REC YDS AVG LNG TD ATT YDS AVG LNG TD FUM LST
AT&T COTTON BOWL @Mississippi L 21-7 Did Not Play or did not accumulate any stats.

SUMMARY AND PROJECTIONS:

Bryant, like I mentioned above, seems to be on the larger side for an NFL Wide Receiver. His route running is crisp and his hands are exceptional which, regardless of the NCAA suspension, will keep his stock up enough to be the first wide receiver selected in the 2010 Draft. He could go as early as the 5th pick overall to the Chiefs considering that ex-offensive coordinator, Todd Haley, may try and build his team in the same manner that the Cards did by selecting Fitzgerald and Boldin. There are other needs there but I see it as a possibility. Bryant is 6'2" 210.

Possibilities -- Chiefs, Browns, Raiders, Jags, Broncos, Dolphins