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Raiders attend MSU DB Brandon Bryant’s workout before NFL Supplemental Draft

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With the Oakland Raiders’ secondary still in search of more talent, scouts from the Raiders attended former Mississippi State University defensive back Brandon Bryant’s workout on Monday, according to a NFL.com.

Bryant was showcasing his skills to other NFL teams in hopes they will select him in the 2018 NFL Supplemental Draft which takes place on July 11. He is one of three college defensive backs who are entering the Supplemental draft this year along with Western Michigan’s Sam Beal and Virginia Tech’s Adonis Alexander.

During the workout, Bryant, 5-foot-11 and 207 pounds, ran a 40-yard dash in 4.45 seconds, vertical jumped 34 inches, broad jumped 10 feet and three inches, and completed the 3-cone drill in 7.26 seconds and the 20-yard shuttle in 4.23 seconds, per NFL.com’s Gil Brandt.

About one year ago, Bryant was labeled as the No. 7 fastest player and the No. 10 most freakish athlete in all of college football regardless of position by Goodbread.

As such, there is no doubt about Bryant’s athletic ability, however, he was withheld from practice in the spring due to academic reasons. He then withdrew from school and decided to take a crack at his NFL career one year earlier by entering the supplemental draft.

Ultimately, there is not too much to read into Oakland’s appearance considering the Raiders were just one of 14 teams in attendance. Also, Oakland was not mentioned among the teams to have pulled Bryant aside after the work out. But then again, a team wouldn’t want others to know its interest if it was serious about selecting Bryant in the supplemental draft.

In addition, Bryant experienced a flare-up of his shin during the workout. As we all know, there is nothing harder for Reggie McKenzie than to stay away from a defensive back with an injury entering the draft.