All potential early entry candidates had to file their paperwork with the NFL over the weekend if they were going to enter the draft, and Bryan chose to return. Bryan was rated the No. 4 NFL tight end prospect by CBSSports.com and the No. 5 NFL tight end prospect by ESPN.com.
The 6-foot-5, 265-pounder is a two-time first-team All-ACC selection. He finished the 2010 regular season with 32 catches for 344 yards and three touchdowns.