In Mike Mayock’s mind, there is “absolutely no doubt in the world” that Oklahoma State’s Dez Bryant is a top 5 player when you look at him on tape — the key phrase being “when you look at him on tape.”
But in the NFL, “on tape” doesn’t tell the entire story. And whether it’s Bryant forgetting his cleats at his pro day, under-performing on his pro day, or other off-the field issues, there are red flags regarding the talented receiver that has Mayock thinking he has removed himself from the top 10 of the NFL draft.
“What kind of player are you getting? There’s a whole risk-reward scenario in the first round of the NFL draft,” Mayock said to host Rich Eisen. “The higher you go, the more money you pay a guy, and the higher you expect. However, with his inability to perform on his pro day, with certain off-the-field issues, I attach a ‘buyer beware’ scenario with Dez Bryant. So, is he a top 5 talent? Absolutely, Rich. But I don’t think he’s gonna go in the top 10.”
Be sure to watch the video to see which two former NFL quarterbacks Mayock compares Colt McCoy to, as he explains why McCoy’s stock is rising. Also, Mayock explains the rise of Oklahoma’s Trent Williams and how he — not Russell Okung — could be the first offensive tackle taken off the board.