By Rob Staton
News is fitering through that Dez Bryant won't work out at the combine. That's worrying - a guy who's not played since week two of the college season and no reported injury issues (it's now being claimed a 'tweaked hamstring' is the reason he won't work out). It was very important for Bryant to work out in Indianapolis. Michael Crabtree was a top ten pick despite missing the combine, but he'd just completed a second successive Biletnikoff award winning season.
Some of the numbers from the standard 225lbs bench press are also leaking out for the offensive lineman. Bruce Campbell, unsurprisingly, benched impressively - raising the bar 34 times. Just compare it to some of the other prospects - Anthony Davis managed 21 attempts, Bryan Bulaga 26, Charles Brown 21 and Mike Iupati 27. Everyone expected Campbell to wow scouts in Indianapolis - he's been described as an offensive lineman version of Vernon Davis. The Maryland prospect has injury history - it will scare some teams off. Others will be watching his performance this week and putting him a lot higher on their draft boards. The only prospect I know who benched more was Russell Okung - who managed a beastly 38 attempts. I'm not Okung's biggest fan (I think he deserves a mid/late first round grade) but that's impressive power.