Oklahoma State receiver Dez Bryant will likely be available when the Dolphins pick in the first round at No. 12.
But the chances of Bryant being the pick are not great, in my opinion. It's only an opinion, mind you, not anything anyone has told me.
Bryant had his Pro Day workout at Lufkin High School in his hometown of Lufkin, Tex. today. Approximately 20 teams were in attendance. including the Dolphins.
But the Dolphins were not represented by any of The Big 3 -- as Jeff Ireland, coach Tony Sparano and Bill Parcells were probably more busy doing work on guys that, you know, they actually might draft.
There was a report from ESPN's Adam Shefter earlier in the day that Bryant ran a 4.32 time in the 40-yard dash last week. Well, what a difference a week makes. On Tuesday, Bryant ran an average 4.55 time in the 40-yard dash with one time with the wind at 4.5 and change one time against the wind in the 4.6s, according to a source.
[Update: Gil Brandt of NFL.com says the time narrowed to hundreths of a second are 4.52 (with the wind) and 4.68 (against the wind). Brandt reports Bryant ran a third time and posted another 4.52. That averages out to 4.57.]
Those are good times, on average, for a 220-pound man. But it isn't jaw-dropping. One interesting thing about Bryant's weight: He has dropped from the 225 he weighed at the Indianapolis Combine in February.
I'm also told Bryant had a 38-inch vertical leap. Also very good for a 6-2 guy.
I am awaiting word on how Bryant did in the position drills and how well he caught the football and whether he showed any rust after missing much of 2009 while he was on NCAA suspension. The test results, however, should do nothing to knock Bryant down.
Unfortunately for him, I don't think it appreciably raises his stock, either.
[This is a quickie reaction. Come back in a bit for more details and further analysis as they come in.]
[Late update: My source this evening told me Bryant caught the ball well enough and was solid getting in and out of his breaks But, but, but, "this just wasn't an elite workout. It was good. Not elite," he said.]