SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 30: Wide Receiver Dez Bryant #1 of the Oklahoma State University Cowboys catches the ball and runs in for a touchdown against the University of Oregon Ducks during the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium on December 30, 2008 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
Bryant, who was suspended for all but three games of the 2009 season after violating the NCAA's policy regarding contact between student-athletes and former NFL players, missed the Combine and Oklahoma State's pro day with injury.
In scouts' first real look at him this off-season, Bryant ran the 40-yard-dash in 4.52, 4.68 and 4.52 seconds. He measured in a 6-foot-1 1/2 and weighed 224 pounds, and posted a 38-inch vertical and an 11-foot 1-inch broad jump. These numbers could have been affected though, as ProFootballTalk.com's Mike Florio reported yesterday, by Bryant wearing a brand new pair of cleats after forgetting his own.
Bryant will almost certainly be selected in the first round of next month's NFL Draft. The question for Dallas is whether his stock has fallen enough so as to make him available when their pick comes up, at 27th overall; this isn't all that likely, but it's not out of the question after the aforementioned suspension and an off-season that's left at least as many questions as answers.
On Thursday, Bryant will visit Valley Ranch to work out for the Cowboys, and have dinner with the boss-man himself, Jerry Jones.