Dallas WR Dez Bryant calls Tyrann Mathieu ‘the best player in the draft’

Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant (88) catches a touchdown pass against New Orleans Saints cornerback Patrick Robinson (21) in the second quarter at Cowboys Stadium. (Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports)

Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant (88) catches a touchdown pass against New Orleans Saints cornerback Patrick Robinson (21) in the second quarter at Cowboys Stadium. (Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports)

Dez Bryant is not exactly known for making the very best decisions off the football field. Nothing will actually top the domestic issues he has had with his mother in the past (that he has since rectified), but a recent tweet should definitely at least come under some debate.

Who does the Dallas Cowboys star wide receiver believe is the best player available in the 2013 NFL Draft?

No, it’s not one of the top offensive tackles — the big boys nestled comfortable at the top of basically every mock draft — nor is it a quarterback or wide receiver.

It is a defensive player, and one that in all likelihood will not even be sniffing the first round: Embattled former LSU star Tyrann Mathieu.

As expected, Bryant’s Twitter feed blew up with this declaration, but the receiver quickly responded with a great point. Basically, for all of the analysis in the world, no one really knows who the best player in this year’s (or any year’s for that matter) NFL Draft is going to turn out to be.


No matter the off-the-field issues Bryant has dealt with, the investment has paid off for the Cowboys.

There is absolutely an NFL team or two out there hoping a similar investment of time and money will pay off just as well in selecting Mathieu.

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