Bryant unlikely to be a top-11 pick

March, 30, 2010
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Dez Bryant did not improve his draft status for next month's NFL draft during his Pro Day workout Tuesday.

Bryant has been often connected to Denver. The Broncos have the No. 11 pick. If they trade Brandon Marshall, the Broncos will have a big need for a receiver. There has been some talk that Oakland could be interested in Bryant. The Raiders have the No. 8 pick, but they have bigger needs. Former Oakland receiving great Cliff Branch was reportedly at Bryant’s workout Tuesday.

But Bryant likely fell out of the top half of the first round Tuesday. He was good, but not great and he didn’t post over-the-top 40-yard dash times.

Add Bryant’s Tuesday workout to his off-field concerns and it is difficult to believe he will be taken in the top 11 picks. So, his chances of ending up in the AFC West may have dwindled.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN San Francisco 49ers reporter

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