In the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys selected a high-profile wide receiver from Oklahoma State — Dez Bryant. There was instantly a lot of buzz and hype surrounding the wide out; he was even given the sacred No. 88.
Bryant was a top ten talent, but slipped in the draft due to character issues and missing most of his final collegiate season due to suspension for a NCAA rule infraction. Bryant was not completely honest with the NCAA about his relationship with former Dallas Cowboys Deion Sanders.
It now looks like Bryant lost a lot more than from the suspension. He lost a lot of valuable playing time that would have allowed him to gain a better understanding of the game and receiver position.
The Dallas Morning News is saying that after “a month of ‘no-pads, no-contact faux football,’ Bryant is showing the promise to become a number one receiver, however, he is having some trouble with his memory.
Their analysis on Bryant went on to say, “Bryant, trying to get back into football condition, had difficulty staying on the field and running the proper routes.”
He is only a rookie, so the Cowboy Nation should not get down on Bryant yet. He just needs to work hard and hit the film room if he is going to live up to fan and team expectations, as well as those that come with his uniform number.