Dez Bryant is explosive and massive. Ask most experts and they'll tell you that Bryant is perhaps the most talented wide receiver in this year's NFL Draft. Ask most experts, and they'll tell you he might not be the first receiver taken because of his "risks." This is one of the reasons that Sports Illustrated's Don Banks compares Bryant to Randy Moss: an explosive all-around awesome talent that's hammered with character issues heading into the NFL Draft.
Whether or not one should debate the merits of someone's perception of what defines character, teams are taking Bryant off their radar for draft day. Pro Football Talk headlines that "more than 10 teams have taken Dez Bryant off their draft boards."
Two teams that are expressing interest are the Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers. San Francisco's Press Democrat writes that Bryant visited the 49ers on Tuesday, while KDVR in Denver writes that the Broncos will host Bryant this week. While the interest between the Broncos and Bryant are obvious -- you know, trading away your best wide receiver tends to put you in the running for another top-end receiver -- the connection between the 49ers and Bryant's agent, Eugene Parker, seems a bit more dynamic.
Michael Crabtree, San Francisco's first round draft pick in 2009, didn't sign a contract until October 7, 2009, the longest holdout in franchise history. Crabtree's agent? Eugene Parker. One has to wonder how willing the 49ers will be to work with Parker again, and with another wide receiver in the first round.