When the Dallas Cowboys drafted Dez Bryant out of Oklahoma State they hoped he’d morph into one of the premier wide receivers in the game. Some may question if he’s at such a level currently, though judging by his previous season he’s certainly on his way.
The only thing seemingly holding Bryant back is himself, though assuming he can get his head on straight the wide receiver appears to be on his way to becoming a franchise wideout.
He’s certainly taking the right steps during training camp as ESPN’s Todd Archer says Dez Bryant looks as good if not better than last year.
Last year, Bryant became the first Cowboys wide receiver with back-to-back 90-catch seasons. He also earned his first Pro Bowl spot. Over the past two years he has 25 touchdowns. In training camp he has been just as good if not better.
That’s a considerable amount of praise given Bryant’s impressive 2013 campaign.
Archer goes on to suggest that Dez Bryant needs to become more of a leader in the Dallas Cowboys locker room, especially given he’s the most tenured wide receiver on the roster. That does hold some weight, though not everybody leads with their vocal cords and given Bryant’s emotional state, it’s a question if he’ll be able to do so. What he can do though is lead on the football field and if he continues to grow, it doesn’t appear he has a ceiling given his size, strength and natural abilities.
Sounds like we’re going to be primed for a big season from Dez Bryant.