Commentary

Bryant still sits atop WR class

Measurements help some prospects, hurt others

Originally Published: February 26, 2010
By Todd McShay | Scouts Inc.

INDIANAPOLIS -- The story of the day Friday at the NFL combine was obviously Oklahoma State WR Dez Bryant announcing he will not run because of a hamstring injury.

Make no mistake, there are plenty of NFL scouts and coaches questioning the validity of Bryant's injury and the timing of his announcement. For certain teams, enough behavioral concerns exist to pass on Bryant in favor of a similarly graded player at a different position.

But keep in mind, there's only a handful of prospects in the 2010 class who possibly compare to the freakishly gifted Bryant. The bottom line is it will take a lot more than lying to NCAA investigators and opting not to run at the combine for Bryant to fall out of the first half of the first round, and there isn't a receiver in this class capable of leapfrogging him.