Reports surfaced earlier this week that, despite saying he would at the NFL combine, former Oklahoma State receiver Dez Bryant wouldn't work out at the Cowboys' pro day today.
He won't. Instead, Bryant says he'll conduct his own private workout for scouts in his hometown of Lukin, Texas, on either March 25 or 29, according to NFL.com.
But Bryant's draft stock is even more uncertain now. He says a hamstring injury has kept him from showcasing his skills, but scouts haven't seen the 6-foot-2, 215-pound receiver play since Sept. 19, when he caught nine passes for 161 yards and two touchdowns against Rice. Answering scouts' questions about any drop-off since then is imperative, and the sooner the better.
Bryant missed the final nine games of the 2009 season after lying to NCAA officials about his relationship with Deion Sanders.
Offensive lineman Russell Okung, also a probable first-rounder, is working out for scouts today, as is quarterback Zac Robinson, who impressed scouts with his work at the Senior Bowl and its preceding practices in January.
Cornerback/return man Perrish Cox won't be on parade after being told he won't be able to use Oklahoma State facilities to work out for NFL scouts. Cox was suspended for Oklahoma State's loss in the Cotton Bowl after breaking curfew twice.