I decided last week that I would take on the mammoth project of tiling my kitchen and bathrooms. Unfortunately, before I actually get to the tiling part, the original linoleum must be removed, and this has been a regrettable endeavor so far. Let's just say that this slow and painful process seems very unattainable at the moment. WR Lamont Bryant could absolutely be thinking the same thing as he begins his own monumental task this week in mini-camp as he tries to make his NFL dreams come true with the Panthers. As it so happens, Carolina wasn't his first stop. He's already been shown the door by Baltimore, who snatched him up immediately following the draft.. The fact that the Ravens signed him as a UDFA in the first place was somewhat puzzling because they had just finished drafting Tommy Streeter, a virtual clone of Bryant, in the sixth round. Meet me after the jump for a closer look at this physical specimen.
I couldn't resist this comparison.
Everyone of the following highlighted quotes were written by the scouting department of Profootballweekly.
There's no denying his receiving totals are paltry, but the fact that he blocked two punts in a five game period in 2008 shows a special team skill that could initially be one of his calling cards in mini-camp and beyond. I'm also intrigued by the fact that Bryant played quarterback in high school. That could be something to watch in the future if he somehow beats the odds by making the 53 man roster or practice squad.
Again, sounds similar to what Stephen Hill will bring to the table for the New York Jets.
As it turns out, there's more than a handful of reasons why this guy didn't get drafted. I'm not concerned about the some of these negatives. Route-running, shaky hands, and average blocking can be coached up. However, that last part about his work ethic will be his ultimate demise if he doesn't wake up and recognize the opportunity before him.
If ever there was a time for Bryant to change some of his bad habits, this would be it. Although his measurables are very intriguing, I can't see him lasting very long. Of course, I would love to be proven wrong, as would all of us.