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2010 NFL Draft: Will Dez Bryant be the NFL's Newest Diva at Wide Receiver?

Daniel WolfSenior Writer IMarch 9, 2010

AUSTIN, TX - OCTOBER 25:  Wide receiver Dez Bryant #1 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys reacts after 24-28 loss against the Texas Longhorns at Texas Memorial Stadium on October 25, 2008 in Austin, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Oklahoma State wide receiver Dez Bryant is making a name for himself this offseason, but the decisions he is making may not benefit the draft stock of the wide receiver who did not play most of the 2009 college football season.

Bryant is regarded by almost every single analyst as the top-rated wide receiver in the 2010 NFL Draft class.

Sadly, Bryant's interaction with former NFL star Deion Sanders got Bryant in trouble with NCAA rules, since he did not fully disclose what happened in the interaction. He was suspended for the majority of the 2009 season.

Next, Bryant decided it would be a good idea to not participate in the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis because he would rather showcase his abilities for coaches and scouts at Oklahoma State's Pro Day on March 10.

Now, a sudden change of heart has Bryant cancelling his workout at the Pro Day so he can hold his own private workout on March 25.

Honestly, why is Bryant messing with his current status as top-dog of the receivers in this draft class?

Especially after hardly playing in 2009.

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Bryant has seen a drop down in the first round on quite of few mock drafts that are online right now, and this latest news also makes one wonder if he is developing a "diva" attitude that many receivers in the NFL currently have.

Also, it has been noted by several different NFL writers that Bryant was displaying a "diva-like" demeanor while he was interviewed at the combine.

Wearing top-notch designer clothes and blinding everyone with a ton of bling, Bryant looks to be already living the life of an NFL superstar before he is even drafted or has a contract.

Red flags everywhere with Bryant.

Another wide receiver who showed similar nuances like Bryant comes to mind, and that is Jets receiver Braylon Edwards.

Edwards also believes that he is more of a superstar than he actually is, as he needs to catch the football more than drop it before he can get to that level.

Bryant may or may not have better abilities than Edwards, but if he thinks that he is already a superstar, then he will be sitting around for a long time while the first round carries on without his name being called.

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