2010 NFL Draft: Ted Ginn Jr. Trade Not Good for Dez Bryant

Brian DiTullioSenior Writer IApril 16, 2010

ORCHARD PARK, NY - NOVEMBER 29:  Ted Ginn Jr. #19 of the Miami Dolphins carries the ball during the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on November 29, 2009 in Orchard Park, New York. Buffalo won 31-14. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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With Ted Ginn Jr. going to San Francisco, Dez Bryant's draft aspirations have taken yet another blow.

No team in the top 10, other than the Cleveland Browns, is projected to take Bryant, and Mel Kiper Jr. is about the only one who mocked that.

Anyone who follows the Cleveland Browns also knows the chances of the Browns taking Bryant with their first round pick are slim at best.

Browns Team President Mike Holmgren and General Manager Tom Heckert held a press conference on Thursday, where the only thing of clarity they said was that they weren't going to reach for a player, even if it was for a position of need.

Taking Bryant with the seventh pick is reaching, so close that window out.

The next team that would even think of taking Bryant would be the Denver Broncos, because they just traded Brandon Marshall to Miami. However, Marshall had ego clashes with head coach Josh McDaniels.

The red flag on Dez Bryant was his screw up in lying to the NCAA about his time spent with Deion Sanders. Sanders is one of the league's greatest divas, and if Bryant is spending time with him, it's a good bet the Broncos aren't going to replace one diva with another.

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Then there was the 49ers, who could use a wide receiver like Bryant, and have two picks in the first round. With the trade of Ginn, the 49ers won't be taking any wide receivers in the first round.

Bryant's only hope of being drafted in the Top 15 is if Seattle, who showed interest in Marshall, decides to take a chance on him, otherwise Bryant may have to wait until closer to the end of the first round when Cincinnati or Baltimore may take him.

Cincinnati lost Chris Henry last year after his fatal accident, and the Ravens could use more good targets for Joe Flacco to throw to.

Bryant shouldn't free-fall completely to the second round, but his chances of going in the Top 10, as he probably had hoped, most likely just swam away with the dolphins.

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