Bryant preps for life in the league

CLEMSON - If Martavis Bryant continues to improve like he did in his final season at Clemson, he'll have a long, successful career in the NFL.

Just imagine if he spends the first few years working alongside Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate.

Playing for the Lions is a distinct possibility for Bryant, who was in Detroit last week, to visit the team's facility. According to the Detroit Free Press, Bryant also visited the Steelers last week and he'll see the Buccaneers this week.

While in Indianapolis for the Combine, Bryant said that he met with 23 teams, but all 32 teams in the league have been in contact.

"I have no control over it," Bryant said. "The only thing I can do is work and get better, so I don't have any control over what happens."

With the draft still a month away, there's no telling who will take Bryant and in what round his name will be called. This much is certain: Bryant is a very intriguing option for any NFL team looking to add size and speed to its receiving corps.

At 6-4, Bryant ran a 4.42 in the 40 at the combine. As a junior, his most productive season at Clemson, he caught 42 passes for 828 yards and seven touchdowns. For his career, he averaged 22 yards per catch.

So, at his pro day last month, Bryant wanted to prove to NFL brass that there's more to his game than the threat of going vertical.

"I just wanted to show everybody I could run routes," he said, "I could get in and out of my break points and I've gotten better at running routes, and that I can catch. Tajh [Boyd] and I were working together down in Florida. It really transferred up here."

Now, Bryant hopes that will transfer to the NFL.

"It's surprising at first, because you don't know what to expect," Bryant said of the draft process. "But, once you actually go through it, it's a pretty cool experience."

After spending the last four months experiencing the pre-draft process, Bryant will be sure to help out his former Clemson teammates when it's their turn to be poked and prodded by the NFL.

"Just helping out my [former] teammates when they go into the draft, give them some wisdom, some words to help get them prepared for this," he said. Top Stories