Dez Bryant Works Out For NFL Coaches

Former Oklahoma State wide receiver Dez Bryant finally held his workout for NFL coaches and scouts Tuesday morning in Lufkin, Texas. Former Lufkin and Texas A&M quarterback Reggie McNeil also participated in the workout but Bryant was the star of the show that drew representatives from some 20 NFL teams including the Denver Broncos, the team many think Bryant will go to in the 2010 NFL Draft.

The quarterback throwing to Bryant and McNeil was former Oklahoma State and Texas Southern quarterback Bobby Reid.

There were three head coaches that stood out in the crowd that also included Bryant's high school head coach John Outlaw -- Seattle Seahwaks and former USC head coach Pete Carroll, San Francisco's Mike Singletary, and the Green Bay Packers Mike McCarthy.

Also on hand were 49ers director of player personnel Trent Baalke, Packers director of college scouting John Dorsey, Ravens wide receivers coach Jim Hostler, Bucs wide receivers coach Eric Yarber, and Raiders scout Cliff Branch.

Bryant ran the 40-yard dash three times and the individual clockings of the scouts ranged from 4.48 seconds from one scout's watch on one run to 4.6 on another. The consensus was Bryant averaged between 4.5 and 4.55. The actual consensus times on his three runs were 4.52, 4.6, and 4.52. Those are suitable times for a receiver the size of Bryant, however not a time that will propel his stock in the draft. One reporter was emphasizing a 4.57 clocking.

The other pertinent numbers in the workout included 38 inches on the vertical jump, 11'1" on the broad jump, and 14 reps on the 225-pound bench press rep test. Bryant measured 6-1 1/2 inches tall and 224 pounds.

The reports were that Bryant was fluid in running his routes and caught the ball well. The Lufkin Dailey News told Go Pokes afterwards that Bryant said he was happy with his workout but admitted there were things he could have done better.


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