Dez Bryant was considered a risk coming out of college. They said was going to be a problem child. They said his off the field problems would over shadow his play. Well they will be proven wrong and Thursday the proof started to come to light.
On Thursday Dez Bryant become the first player from the first round of this year draft to sign with his team. Bryant agreed to $11.8 million dollars with $8.3 million dollars being guaranteed. This is a sign that Bryant wants to play football and not want mess around. It shows maturity on his part in getting a good deal and taking it. This is the first proof in my book that Bryant is not going to be a problem.
In college Bryant showed that he was a unique talent. In 2008, his last full season at Oklahoma State, Bryant had great stats. He had 87 catches for 1,480 yards and 19 touchdowns. Bryant is also a prototypical build for an NFL receiver at 6 foot 2 inches and 215 pounds. These are not even the most important reasons why Bryant will be a success. The main reason is that he was picked by the Dallas Cowboys.
Dallas is the perfect for a rookie receiver. Dallas has a solid receiver corps in Miles Austin, Jason Witten, and Roy Williams. This means for Bryant he won't have to be the superstar right off the bat. He does not have to worry about the double teams or having to have the big catch in the big game. He can watch the veterans and learn from them. There is not a better fit for young, good receiver in the NFL.
Dez Bryant, with all these advantages, should stand out among this years first round draft picks. He has all the tools to be a great receiver some day. And he has been put in a position that can lead to greatness. Life should be good for Dez Bryant in Dallas.