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    Dez Bryant reportedly removed from Jaguars' draft board


    Dez Bryant reportedly removed from Jaguars' draft board


    Wide receiver has history of lateness, was suspended by NCAA last season

    Aaron Wilson

    April 13, 2010

    The Jacksonville Jaguars have had plenty of first-round busts at wide receiver, including troubled former first-round picks R. Jay Soward, Reggie Williams and Matt Jones.

    They have no intentions of making another similar potential mistake with Oklahoma State wide receiver Dez Bryant.
    According to the Florida Times-Union, Bryant has been removed from the Jaguars' draft board because of character issues.

    Bryant has reportedly been chronically late for practice and games and was suspended for 10 games last season for lying to an NCAA investigator about his relationship with former NFL player Deion Sanders.

    "It's not a great year for wide receiver, but there will be some guys in the mid rounds that have a shot," Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio said.

    Added Mel Kiper: "That's a position that's been tricky. Some years you hit. But there have been some major disappointments at the position."

    http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/...aft-board.html

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    More than 10 teams have taken Dez Bryant off their draft boards

    Posted by Mike Florio on April 13, 2010 9:12 PM ET


    As former Oklahoma State receiver Dez Bryant generates an increasing amount of interest in the days leading up to the draft, a league source tells us that more than 10 teams have removed Bryant from their draft boards.

    One such team, we're told, is the Seahawks. The Browns and the Jaguars reportedly have removed him from their boards, too.

    Per the source, the concern is that, once he gets paid, it's unknown whether he'll show up for work on a consistent basis. Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports reported several weeks ago that Bryant was late for multiple practices, and even games.

    Of course, one way around this concern would be to insist upon inclusion of the same "diva clause" into Bryant's contract that the 49ers placed into receiver Michael Crabtree's deal, which hinges $15 million in escalators to participation in 90 percent of all activities, voluntary and mandatory. It would be hard for Bryant's agent to balk at such a move. After all, he's the same agent who agreed to the inclusion of that term in Crabtree's contract.

    And as to those team who don't plan to consider drafting Bryant? The reality is that 31 teams can take him off their draft boards -- and he can still be a first-round pick.

    As Peter King of SI.com told us tonight, Hall of Fame tackle Anthony Munoz was removed from the draft boards of more than 10 teams; 14, to be exact. And yet the knee injury that caused half the league to run in the other direction didn't keep him from becoming one of the best offensive linemen of all time.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...-draft-boards/

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    Don't buy the hype about all these teams taking Bryant off their board. This time of year, I don't listen to any of this stuff.

    http://twitter.com/MoveTheSticks

    Ok...I'll stop. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by C Mart View Post
    Don't buy the hype about all these teams taking Bryant off their board. This time of year, I don't listen to any of this stuff.

    http://twitter.com/MoveTheSticks

    Ok...I'll stop. lol
    I believe it...they said the same thing about Crabtree last year...he fell all the way to 10. People want their villains man....drawn and quartered if it's possible.

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    So he's been completely removed from the boards of 10 teams? Funny, the Jets had him listed 10 times on their board until Santonio arrived.

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