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Terrelle Pryor was successfully admitted to the 2011 NFL supplemental draft, where he was selected by the Oakland Raiders, and the NFL suspended him for the first five weeks of the season. Pryor would have been suspended his first five college games if he had chosen to stay at Ohio State so, from the outside looking in, it certainly appeared as if the NFL was doing the NCAA's job.
So Pryor and the NFLPA appealed the five-game suspension but, according to Mike Freeman of CBS Sports, the appeal was unsuccessful. Commissioner Roger Goodell has denied his appeal, which means Pryor will be suspended for two more games.
There was some debate as to whether Pryor would even appeal the suspension in the first place but ultimately he decided to do it.
The case got some more intrigue when the Indianapolis Colts hired Pryor's former college coach, Jim Tressel, who was fired from Ohio State as a result of a few wrongdoings. However, Tressel and the Colts eventually decided that he wouldn't start working for them until Week 7, like a six-game suspension, one more than Pryor.
So the appeal remains and Pryor won't be on the field for the Raiders for at least a couple more weeks.
The saga surrounding Terrelle Pryor's suspension has been almost as confusing as the punishment itself, and now the Oakland Raiders quarterback will, finally, have the NFLPA file an appeal. In the wake of the suspension, handed down as terms of his eligibility for the NFL, conflicting reports emerged about Pryor's intentions and whether or not he would fight the punishment.
Just reported to ESPN: Terrelle Pryor has formally asked NFLPA to appeal his 5-game "suspension."
This does not, it seems, mean Pryor has appealed the suspension yet. Instead, it appears he's asked the NFLPA to work on his behalf in an effort to appeal the suspension, a normal procedure when it comes to discipline.
Pryor's suspension took center-stage when his former coach at Ohio State, Jim Tressel, was hired as a replay assistant by the Indianapolis Colts. Tressel's hire was not run by the league, and only later did the former Ohio State head coach reportedly decide to suspend himself for the first six games of the season.
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Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor will appeal his five-game suspension after the Indianapolis Colts hired Pryor's former Ohio State coach, Jim Tressel, who left his OSU job due to his connections to the same scandal that led to Pryor's suspension.
Pryor's appeal is designed to force the NFL's hand, as Doug Farrar points out: the league will have to suspend Tressel as well or change Pryor's suspension, or risk appearing to be completely unfair. That last option might not seem like that big a deal, but given the right media coverage, it could create a public relations problem for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, who has already faced accusations that his repeated 2010 fines of Steelers defender James Harrison, in particular, were arbitrary.
Also, many NFL players are already concerned that the new collective bargaining agreement gives Goodell too much power to make unfair, arbitrary decisions - like suspending a player for something that happened when he wasn't even in the NFL, and then potentially not suspending his former coach for his involvement in the same scandal.
Pryor had previously said that he would accept the suspension, but it light of Tressel's hire, it's hard to blame him for changing his mind.
For more on Terrelle Pryor and the Oakland Raiders, check out Silver And Black Pride.
Terrelle Pryor and the Oakland Raiders agreed to a four-year contract, according to Thursday night reports. Pryor was taken in the third round of the 2011 NFL Supplemental Draft on Monday afternoon, with the Oakland Raiders surrendering an equivalent pick in the 2012 NFL Draft as a result. Terms of Pryor's deal have not been announced.
Because of the unique terms of Pryor's eligibility in the supplemental draft, he will be suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season. However, Pryor does have an opportunity to get one game under his belt before his punishment begins.
Pryor will be able to practice immediately after signing and play in the remaining two exhibition games. But he will not be eligible to practice with or play for Oakland during the regular season until the team's sixth game after being handed a five-game suspension by the NFL.
While suspended, Pryor can do individual work with the Raiders' coaching staff, but cannot practice with the team. He also won't be paid for the first five weeks of the season.
For more on the signing of Terrelle Pryor and how it impacts the Oakland Raiders, check out Silver and Black Pride.
Terrelle Pryor's NFL career seems destined to become one long conflicting report. Thus far, his position with the Oakland Raiders, who drafted him in the third round of the 2011 NFL Supplemental Draft on Monday, has been in question, with reports suggesting he'll be a wide receiver and other suggesting he'll play the position he did in college, quarterback. We'll split the difference and just call him the new Kordell Stewart.
The other matter at hand has been Pryor's five-game suspension stemming from allegations that he took improper benefits while at Ohio State. The NFL chose to enforce the suspension handed down to Pryor while he was an NCAA athlete, though it's been unclear whether the former Ohio State quarterback will appeal.
Pryor has bounced back-and-forth, with people around him giving reporters conflicting statements about whether the yyoung quarterback plans to appeal. Even Pryor left the question open-ended during a Monday Night Football interview, saying the decision about whether or not to appeal would be up to Al Davis. Now, Drew Rosenhaus has come to the rescue.
Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN's Colleen Dominguez on Tuesday that despite conflicting comments from Pryor and his attorney over the past week, there will be no appeal.
So that settles it, right? Right! Truth be told, who knows whether Pryor will fight the suspension, even if Rosenhaus said the new Raiders' quarterback will accept his punishment and move-on. One has to wonder if Al Davis will push Pryor to fight the five-game ban, because ... well, Al Davis.
For the latest on Pryor's new team, head over to Silver and Black Attack.
Terrelle Pryor held his Pro Day on Saturday in hopes of impressing a couple of teams enough to take a chance on him in the upcoming NFL Supplemental Draft. It's difficult to say exactly what could be deemed a success for the former Ohio State quarterback, but reports are flowing in that he ran a pretty fast 40-yard dash.
Pryor's 40-yard dash times have been reported at anywhere from 4.38 seconds (by the NFL Network's Albert Breer) to 4.41 seconds (by ESPN's Adam Schefter), but both of those numbers are impressive enough to warrant a look considering anything 4.4 and below is above average -- especially if he winds up playing under center once he reaches the NFL.
Pryor measured in at 6-foot-5, 232 pounds according to Schefter and had quite a few teams watching him as he went through the typical NFL Combine drills. Among the teams in attendance, according to Schefter, are the Steelers, Redskins, Saints, Buccaneers, Cowboys, Chargers, Browns, Lions, Colts, Eagles, Raiders, Dolphins, Benglas, Bills, Chiefs, 49ers and Patriots.
Pryor will find out which team he's joining for the upcoming season when the NFL holds its Supplemental Draft on Monday, Aug. 22.
One day after Terrelle Pryor learned he would be eligible for the 2011 NFL Supplemental Draft, with the condition that he be suspended for the first five games of the season, the former Ohio State quarterback has reversed course and chosen to fight the suspension. In the immediate aftermath of the news about Pryor's eligibility, his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, seemed to accept the punishment and imply it would not be appealed. But all that changed on Friday.
According to a report in the USA Today, Pryor plans to appeal the suspension after the NFL Supplemental Draft, his lawyer David Cornwell said.
"(Commissioner Roger Goodell) indicated that we have the right to appeal within three days after Terrelle signs an NFL contract, and given some of the developments -- both in reaching the decision and comments out of the (NFL Players Association) regarding the decision -- I think it's likely that we will file an appeal, and give the Players Association an opportunity to make its objections to this on the record," Cornwell said.
The suspension essentially cuts Pryor's first-year check by one-third, which is a significant chunk of his earnings. Pryor is not looking at a hefty bonus or large contract, as well, making the decision to fight any suspension a logical one.
For more on the 2011 NFL Supplemental Draft, stay with this StoryStream.
Terrelle Pryor has, at long last, earned a spot in the 2011 NFL Supplemental Draft. And he's happy enough about that outcome that he won't be appealing the five-game suspension he will face if he gets drafted, according to Pro Football Talk. PFT proprietor Mike Florio spoke with Pryor's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, who said that the former Ohio State quarterback will not appeal the five-game suspension.
Pryor will also be able to participate fully in everything up to practices and games during his five-game suspension.
Pryor's draft stock is something of a mystery, though he was assumed to be a mid-round prospect for either the 2011 NFL Draft or 2012 NFL Draft, with most scouts concerned about his proficiency as a passer. Pryor will hold his own pro day in Pittsburgh on Saturday in an effort to display his talents to NFL teams, but it is unclear whether or which teams will show interest.
For more on the 2011 NFL Supplemental Draft, stay with this StoryStream.
The league announced on Thursday morning that former Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor will be eligible for the 2011 NFL supplemental draft. He'll also be suspended the first five games of the season and won't be allowed to play or practice in that time.
To prepare for the supplemental draft, Pryor will be conducting a pro day on Saturday, his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, tells Pro Football Talk.
The original date of the supplemental draft was Aug. 17 and Pryor had a workout scheduled a few days before that. Once the date of the draft was delayed, Pryor also delayed his pro day. With the date now set, Pryor's workout for NFL teams will go down this weekend.
Pryor's in a tough spot because any team that picks him up in the supplemental draft can't allow him to practice or play for the first five weeks of the season. That means most of his rookie year will be a waste which certainly won't encourage teams to select him in the draft.
In addition to former Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor, five other players were ruled eligible for the 2011 NFL supplemental draft. The following players were also ruled eligible for the draft: Western Carolina DB Torez Jones, Georgia RB Caleb King, Lindenwood DE Keenan Mace, North Carolina DE Mike McAdoo and Northern Illinois DB Tracy Wilson.
The original date of the draft was Aug. 17 but that has now been pushed back to Aug. 22. We're not completely certain why the draft date was pushed back but it's believed that was because the league was still deciding how to handle the Pryor situation.
The NFL's statement on the supplemental draft indicated that Pryor would be eligible for the supplemental draft but can not practice or play in the first five games of the season.
The supplemental draft is a little different than the regular draft in April in that it's like a silent auction where each team puts a bid -- a draft pick -- on a player. The highest bid wins the rights to the player and forfeits the same draft pick in 2012. So if a team uses a fifth round pick on Pryor, they'll lose their 2012 fifth round pick.
The NFL released a statement on Thursday morning indicating that former Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor is indeed eligible for the supplemental draft. The date of the draft, which had been delayed, is now Aug. 22.
In addition to Pryor being ruled eligible, the league announced that Pryor will not be permitted to practice or play in the first five weeks of the season.
Here's the league's entire statement on the Pryor situation:
In addition to being notified that Terrelle Pryor may be selected in the Supplemental Draft, NFL clubs were informed that Pryor made decisions that undermine the integrity of the eligibility rules for the NFL Draft. Those actions included failing to cooperate with the NCAA and hiring an agent in violation of NCAA rules. This resulted in Ohio State declaring him ineligible to continue playing college football. Pryor then applied to enter the NFL after the regular draft. Pryor had accepted at the end of the 2010 college football season a suspension for the first five games of the 2011 season for violating NCAA rules.
In his decision allowing Pryor to enter the Supplemental Draft, Commissioner Roger Goodell determined that Pryor will be ineligible to practice prior to or play in the first five games of the NFL regular season after he signs. Pryor may be selected in the Supplemental Draft, negotiate and sign a contract with an NFL club, and fully participate in the remainder of the preseason.
There's good news and bad news for former Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor and the 2011 NFL supplemental draft. The NFL has ruled he is eligible to participate in the supplemental draft, which has been rescheduled for Aug. 22. That's the good news because he's been waiting on the final ruling of his eligibility for the draft.
The bad news is that he can not practice with a team or play in the first five games of the season. This is a strange rule by the NFL and one I don't remember seeing.
The league was apparently having a hard time determining Pryor's eligibility because, as the supplemental draft rules state, a player's status must have changed after April's draft. There was some debate as to whether Pryor's did and the way to get around that is, apparently, to punish him for the first five games of the season.
Even more bad news for Pryor is that, because he can not practice or play in the first five games of the season, his value is lower. A team that might have spent, for example, a fourth round pick on him, now might look at him as more of a sixth or seventh round pick, if draft-able at all.
In the big picture, though, this is good news for Pryor because, at the end of the day, he's getting hit NFL shot.
Originally scheduled for Wednesday, The NFL supplemental draft has been postponed and teams will be told of a new date once it’s determined.
It is thought that the eligibility of former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor attributed to the delay. Pryor still has not been ruled eligible, however he remains hopeful that he will be a part of the draft when it happens.
According to ESPN,NFL commissioner Roger Goodell may still be reviewing the case:
Pryor was seeking a meeting with commissioner Roger Goodell to make a case for being declared eligible, sources told ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen on Sunday. Goodell was reviewing the facts of Pryor's case.
Players who are currently eligible for the supplemental draft include former Georgia running back Caleb King, former Northern Illinois safety Tracy Wilson, former Western Carolina cornerback Torez Jones, former Lindenwood University defensive end Keenan Mace, and former North Carolina defensive end Michael McAdoo.
The NFL Supplemental Draft picked up its second eligible name Thursday: DE Michael McAdoo of the North Carolina Tar Heels, Adam Schefter reported. McAdoo joins Georgia Bulldogs RB Caleb King. He does not join Ohio St. Buckeyes QB Terrelle Pryor, who has not yet been added, but still could be.
McAdoo's name was last in the news when he sued the NCAA for the right to keep playing college football after that swirling investigation into UNC's academics and so forth rendered him permanently ineligible. He did not achieve his goal, and thus his move to the supplemental draft isn't a surprise at all.
The MVP of UNC's 2010 spring game, McAdoo has 6-foot-6, 250-pound size and played his way into Carolina's stacked defensive line rotation. NFL teams showed during this year's draft that they're not shy about picking up players who were involved in the great Carolina scandal, so McAdoo should be the player most likely to be selected, if Pryor isn't ruled eligible.
Former Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor remains in limbo when it comes to the 2011 NFL supplemental draft, which is scheduled for Aug. 17. The NFL sent a memo to all 32 NFL teams on Tuesday announcing the date and applicants for the supplemental draft -- and Pryor's name wasn't on it.
Pryor's agent Drew Rosenhaus said on Twitter that they had been told there's no decision yet so it would appear that Pryor could ultimately be ruled eligible. For now, though, he's not.
In anticipation of the supplemental draft, Pryor had scheduled a workout on Friday for NFL teams with several teams reportedly scheduled to come. With the news that he's not yet eligible for the draft, he has now postponed that workout, ESPN reports.
As ESPN notes, the general rule is that a player's status has to have changed since end of April's draft -- like getting kicked off the football team or academically ineligible. That seems to be the question with Pryor at Ohio State.
We've got some potentially bad news for former Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor: As of now, he's not eligible for the 2011 NFL supplemental draft. NFL Network's Jason La Canfora reports the league sent out a memo to all teams announcing the names of the players eligible for the supplemental draft and Pryor's name was not included.
Georgia RB Caleb King, the other known supplemental draft applicant, is included in the draft, which is scheduled for Aug. 17.
It's unclear if the league is still reviewing Pryor's status or if this indicates he won't be eligible. The supplemental draft, as the league has said, is supposed to be for players who have some sort of unforeseen circumstance (like being kicked off the team or academically ineligible) and not a mechanism for bypassing the draft. Whether Pryor falls into that category is apparently the debate.
If he is indeed ineligible for the supplemental draft, then he won't get his NFL opportunity until the 2012 NFL draft, which would be devastating to his NFL future. He could, however, choose the UFL or CFL in the meantime, which might be his best option at this point.
After the league announced a date for the supplemental draft, Pryor reportedly set up a workout for teams this Friday. We'll see if that workout happens now.
Former Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor, who hopes to be claimed eligible for the 2011 NFL supplemental draft on Aug. 17, will conduct a workout for teams on Friday. While a number of teams will likely attend the workout, two of them have been identified -- the Washington Redskins and Cleveland Browns, according to the latest reports.
The Redskins are definitely a team that should be taking a look. I'm not suggesting they should draft him but their quarterback situation is far from settled so, as Mike Prada of SB Nation DC noted, there's no harm in taking a look.
Pryor's agent is of course touting him as a first round pick but most league observers say he's more likely to be a mid-round pick.
But, as they say, it only takes one. The supplemental draft is basically a silent auction where teams will place a bid (draft pick) on the player. The highest bid gets the rights to the player and forfeits the corresponding pick in the 2012 NFL draft.
Former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor has announced plans to work out for NFL scouts on Friday, August 12th, according to reports. The Pro Day-styled exhibition will be held at an unidentified location in Pittsburgh.
Pryor's decision comes on the heels of Monday's announcement that the NFL Supplemental Draft will be held on August 17th. While there is no guarantee that the draft will actually take place -- applicants must first be accepted by the league -- the disgraced Buckeye's name is easily the most publicized potential entry.
Though there is a sizeable possibility that even with Prior's recent lawyer work, he could find himself excluded from the proceedings when the time comes. Mike Florio explains:
There's a school of thought in league circles that the NFL will find a way to exclude Pryor, ostensibly to ensure that players can't render themselves ineligible for college (and thus eligible for the supplemental draft) at will but as a practical matter to please the keepers of the NFL's free farm system.
Pryor threw for 6177 yards, 57 touchdowns, and 26 interceptions, while completing 60.9 percent of his passes in three years with the Ohio State Buckeyes. He was banned from the university in June after a thorough investigation of his role in the Jim Tressel scandal.
For more on Terrelle Pryor and the NFL Supplemental Draft, stick with this StoryStream.
The 2011 NFL supplemental draft is set for August 17 but not applicants have been accepted yet.
As of earlier this week, it appeared that Terrelle Pryor was set to enter the NFL Supplemental Draft. He was banned from the Ohio State program, and that appeared to pave the way towards his entry into the Supplemental Draft. Then, John Clayton dropped this bombshell without explanation.
Terrelle Pryor is ineligible because the NCAA and Ohio State haven't formally ruled anything on him and that needs to happen for the draftless than a minute ago via yoono Favorite Retweet ReplyJohn Clayton
At this point, everyone in the world who follows football and reads twitter got very confused. Thankfully, Ohio sports journalist Lori Schmidt got a comment out of NFL spokesman Greg Aiello, who says that they have not yet made a determination on Pryor's status. This matter appears to be very far from settled.
Former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor's status for the supplemental NFL draft was deemed "unclear" a few days ago. The problem being that, in order to be eligible for the draft, Pryor would have to prove that he was completely ineligible for the 2011 season at OSU.
Ohio State officially announced today that Pryor wouldn’t have been able to play at Ohio State at any point for the 2011 season and has banned him from any contact with the program for five years.
According to the Associated Press, Pryor’s lawyer, Drew Rosenhaus, "sought and received a letter from Ohio State stating that he would not have been eligible even after his five-game suspension to start the season".
And so, with that letter in hand, Pryor should be clear to enter the supplemental NFL draft, though that decision hasn't been confirmed yet.
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Former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor's status for the supplemental NFL draft is unclear, but it sounds like he's about to take matters into his own hands, as he might pursue a lawsuit that would allow him into the NFL.
It's currently unclear whether Pryor is eligible for the supplemental draft, which is designed for players whose status has "changed in an unforeseen way," such as in the case of a player being dismissed from his team or missing the cut academically. Pryor would have to serve a five-game suspension if he had continued at Ohio State, due to his role in the scandal that has unfolded there. But he would still otherwise have been eligible for the rest of the season. He still had college eligibility, and he could have used it.
If it turns out that Pryor is not eligible for the supplemental draft, he would have to wait until next year's regular draft and begin his NFL career in 2012.
It's not yet clear what the basis of Pryor's legal argument might be.
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Former Ohio State Buckeyes QB Terrelle Pryor may not be eligible to enter the NFL Supplemental Draft, according to FOX Sports, which scored a great quote from league spokesman Greg Aiello:
"If there are no players eligible for a supplemental draft, there is no supplemental draft," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello wrote in an email to FOXSports.com on Sunday. "It is for players whose circumstances have changed in an unforeseen way after the regular (college) draft. It is not a mechanism for simply bypassing the regular (draft)."
That certainly would seem to spell doom for Pryor's chances to hook onto an NFL team this season. That was by no means guaranteed anyway, as recent revelations would indicate. However, there will be a supplemental draft at some point, as Alex Marvez points out at the end of his story. Georgia RB Caleb King has entered the supplemental draft after being declared academically ineligible.
Former Georgia running back Caleb King confirmed Monday's reports that he would enter into the NFL Supplemental Draft, ending speculation on the future of his college football career. The would-be senior joins disgraced Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Prior as the second entrant into the as-of-yet unscheduled event.
King released this statement upon his official announcement to leave the university:
My years at the University of Georgia have afforded me a tremendous opportunity to develop my skills on the field. Coach Mark Richt and the entire UGA football team and staff have been instrumental in my growth and development both on and off the gridiron. I have learned countless lessons that continue to mold me into a better individual and player. While I will miss my Bulldog family, I will continue to put my situation and future career in God's hands. I look forward to pursuing an opportunity at the next level through the NFL's supplemental draft and playing the game that I have loved since I was a young boy.
King broke out during his sophomore year at Georgia, compiling seven touchdowns and 594 yards on 114 attempts, including a magnificent 166 yard, two touchdown performance against in-state rival Georgia Tech. However, in a tenuous junior year mired with eligibility problems, King's rushing numbers significantly dropped to just 430 yards and a paltry two touchdowns. Nonetheless, SB Nation's Mocking the Draft projects the 23-year old to be worth a seventh round supplemental pick.
The 2011 NFL supplemental draft is expected to happen at some point -- no date has been set -- and when it does it appears there will be two names involved. We already knew Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor has entered his name but now a report comes that Georgia RB Caleb King will also be entering.
In a statement last week, Georgia football head coach Mark Richt confirmed King would be academically ineligible for the 2011 season. So his options were to transfer to a FCS school to continue playing or apply for the NFL's supplemental draft -- he chose the latter.
What are King's NFL prospects like?
Not great, according to SB Nation's Mocking The Draft, who projects him as a seventh round pick.
Solely as a supplemental draft prospect, King probably carries a seventh-round grade due to his size and potential. At 5-foot-11 and 217 pounds, King has the size of an NFL back and runs with good pad level. He's a good zone scheme option because of his quickness.
The NFL supplemental draft is a little different than the regular draft in that a team will submit a bid (like a silent auction) and whoever has the lowest bid will win the rights to the player and forfeit that draft spot in the 2012 draft.
George Whitfield, QB coach to the stars, is on the verge of being hired to be Terrelle Pryor’s QB coach and preparing the Ohio State star for a run at the NFL Supplemental Draft.
If Tony Dungy is the go-to guy for NFL players looking for a second chance, then George Whitfield is the go-to-guy for young quarterbacks looking for that first chance.
"I look forward to working with him. From a kid that grew up in Ohio and knows how important the Buckeyes are and my relationship with coach Tressel and his relationship with coach Tressel ... on top of the fact he’s talented and a big competitor. It’s a challenge to me. I know Terrelle wants to be as good as he can be."
Whitfield previously worked as an intern under then-Chargers coach Cam Cameron, where he worked with Phillip Rivers. He also runs various QB camps around the country that continue to grow.
Terrelle Pryor hasn't made too many good decisions lately but this might just be the best one he's made in long time.
Reports coming out about the NFLPA rookie symposium currently being conducted in Florida have noted that only 150 or so of the 254 draft picks were in attendance. That's lead some to criticize those who didn't show up but what's also noteworthy is who did show up.
According to Jim Trotter of SI.com, former Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor is in attendance at the symposium. That's a little surprising because I didn't think many (if any) undrafted players would attend.
Pryor applied for the NFL supplemental draft which, if it's held, would be conducted next month.
Pryor is among the players who could benefit the most from the symposium, which is designed to help players transition to life as a young, rich and famous athlete. Pryor, if he's a mid-round pick in next month's supplemental draft as expected, would enter the NFL on a relatively small contract.
But his profile is so much bigger than that of a mid-round pick so he could likely use some guidance on life in the NFL.
Trotter also reports that the current count of players in attendance is at 155 with 152 of those being draft picks.
QB Terrelle Pryor entered the Ohio State football program as one of the top-ranked players in the country but he'll leave as a low-end NFL draft pick, according to the scouting service National. Pryor received a 5.1 grade which translates to a sixth or seventh round draft pick, according to a report from National Football Post.
The former Ohio State QB is expected to be picked in the middle rounds in next month's supplemental draft. Pryor announced two weeks ago he was leaving Ohio State and later announced he would be entering the NFL supplemental draft in July.
A 9.0 grade is given to the very best draft picks while a 1.0 grade translates to someone with no future in professional football. A 7.0 is considered a first round pick while a 6.0 is someone in the top three rounds.
Despite the grades from the scouting services, NFL Network's Mike Mayock recently predicted he would be a fourth round pick. Pryor's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said publicly Pryor should be a first round pick. It's unclear which teams, if any, are interested in his services.
It's also unclear if there will even be a supplemental draft. The league has said they could conduct one while the NFLPA hasn't taken a position. Hopefully the NFL lockout is solved by then and this isn't a debate.
Though it's slightly out of season for him, NFL Network's draft guru, Mike Mayock, appeared on Total Access this weekto discuss QB Terrelle Pryor and the NFL supplemental draft, which is expected to be held sometime in July. Recently, Pryor's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, predicted Pryor would be a first round pick.
Most NFL observers say that's not a realistic prediction as the middle rounds appears to be where he'll land. Mayock says the Pryor talk starts with the fourth round and could move up to the third round if some team likes him.
One team Mayock named was the New York Jets, who could be losing a similar player to Pryor in free agency.
"The value for him as a rookie is in packages," Mayock said. "I think the New York Jets are the best wildcat team in the NFL offensively. Why? Because Brad Smith can throw the football just well enough to keep you honest. That's what I think this kid can do. He can be a package quarterback in Year One while you develop his skill set."
Interesting. This would require the Jets to not only put in a bid on Pryor when the supplemental draft comes but to put in the highest bid. I like Mayock's logic and, after thinking about it, this makes some sense. That said, we're still quite a ways from that actually happening.
QB Terrelle Pryor, fresh off leaving the Ohio State football program, confirmed at a Tuesday news conference that he will indeed enter the NFL's supplemental draft. Presumably the draft will take place in July, which is the same as years past.
Pryor and his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, conducted a press conference on Tuesday where Rosenhaus said he believes Pryor is worth a first round pick and it wasn't just Rosenhuas who was touting Pryor on Tuesday. Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco, who also uses Rosenhaus as his agent, took to Twitter after spending some time working out with the former Ohio State QB.
I meant to say the media said [Terrelle Pryor] isn't NFL type QB,after running routes n seeing great timing n arm strength I beg to differ...With the right coaching after what I saw today with my own eyes he can be a great QB.
Most NFL observes say Pryor will be a mid-round pick -- possibly around the third to fifth round -- so not a lot of folks agree with Rosenhaus' assessment of a first round pick.
That said, it only takes one team to pull the trigger.
After leaving the Ohio State football program, QB Terrelle Pryor is deciding between the NFL supplemental draft and the UFL. Most folks expect him to enter the supplemental draft and embark upon his NFL career and to help him in that journey will be agent Drew Rosenhaus.
The Associated Press reports Pryor has chosen Rosenhaus as his agent for his NFL career. Rosenhaus is perhaps the most well-known NFL agent and shows that Pryor is serious about pursuing an NFL, not UFL, future.
We haven't yet heard any teams publicly indicate they're interested in Pryor but Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune suggests both Bay Area teams -- Raiders and 49ers -- should investigate the prospects of selecting Pryor in the supplemental draft.
If you are Al Davis and have a chance to put a once-in-a-generation athlete on the Raiders for the cost of a third-round pick or later, you do it.
If you are Jim Harbaugh, looking to build the talent base and remember Pryor as a guy most of the country thought superior to Andrew Luck as a high school senior, you give the hard sell to general manager Trent Baalke.
We'll see which team Rosenhaus will be negotiating with. If there is a supplemental draft, it will be held sometime in July.
What we know right now is that QB Terrelle Pryor has left the Ohio State football program and hopes to play in the NFL. He has not, however, officially been declared eligible for the NFL supplemental draft, which would be held in July if he were eligible.
Assuming he does eventually apply and is accepted for the supplemental draft, his NFL future doesn't sound incredibly bright. Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports talked to one NFC head coach who said it's clear Pryor was all about himself at OSU.
"The more you read about this guy with the cars and the tattoos and money and all that other stuff ... Look, we all know how the college game works and what those [coaches] have to deal with, but this kid sounds like he didn't give a damn about anybody. He was just there for himself. He didn't even try to hide it. He flaunted it. If you're like that, it's hard to be a quarterback."
As for his play on the field, the head coach told Cole that whenever he watched Pryor's games he walked away wondering if that was it.
"I would have expected a lot more from Pryor by this time given all the hype out there about him from years ago," the NFC head coach said. "I'm not saying he's a bad player. He's a good player and maybe he'll become great. He has the tools to be great, all the raw ability we look for. I'm just saying that when I actually watched him play in games, I always came away thinking, ‘That's it?' I expected to see something really dominant and he was just good."
So Pryor will likely get drafted at some point next month if he's eligible for the NFL supplemental draft but I can't imagine it's very high. People are predicting a mid-to-late round pick for Pryor and, sort of like Mallett, I think his future largely depends on what kind of environment he's drafted into.
The CFL is out of the question for former QB Terrelle Pryor. The lawyer for the former Ohio State QB said on Thursday that Pryor, who is expected to apply for the NFL supplemental draft, will not be headed to the CFL, despite the Saskatchewan Rough Riders acquiring his rights.
Larry James, Pryor's lawyer, told ESPN the CFL offer was "not sufficient to whet his taste buds" so that leaves two options for Pryor -- NFL supplemental draft and the UFL.
The NFL supplemental draft remains the most likely scenario for Pryor. The league believes that, despite the lockout, they can hold a supplemental draft. If that's the case, it would likely be held in July, as it usually is. The supplemental draft is a silent auction with teams submitting 2012 draft picks as currency. The highest bidder wins the rights to Pryor and loses the corresponding draft pick in 2012.
The UFL is also apparently an option for Pryor. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the UFL remains an option for Pryor while CNBC's Darren Rovell recently reported that the UFL would consider offering equity in their league to a "marketable star", though it's not exactly clear if Pryor would qualify for that.
So it's down to the UFL and the NFL supplemental draft for Pryor. Assuming he's eligible for the supplemental draft, my money is on him entering his name and being selected by an NFL team.
The NFL Supplemental Draft isn't the only career option for departing Ohio St. Buckeyes QB Terrelle Pryor. There's the UFL, but at least one Canadian Football League team would like a word, having obtained Pryor's CFL negotiating rights.
According to an Associated Press report, Saskatchewan Roughriders general manager Brendan Taman and Pryor's lawyer Larry James have been in touch, with Taman saying he thinks of Pryor as a quarterback first.
Though playing in Canada for a season probably wasn't ever Pryor's dream, the chance to start for a pro team as a quarterback is one that shouldn't be overlooked. He's not likely to have a chance to compete for very much playing time in the hypothetical 2011 NFL season, especially since he'd have even less time than any of the quarterbacks picked in the NFL Draft to acclimate to his new team.
Ricky Williams made his way back into the NFL after playing in Canada, so it's not like the borders would close behind Pryor if he took a trip north.
Ever since QB Terrelle Pryor announced he was leaving the Ohio State Buckeyes football program folks have been assuming he'll enter his name into the supplemental draft. That's definitely a possibility and, according to his lawyer, that's what he wants to do.
But would the UFL be a better option? A source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter it's possible.
A UFL source said Terrelle Pryor would benefit from the NFL coaching in the league, and there's "a decent shot" he could wind up in UFL.
Some might scoff but NFL teams that may look at him in the supplemental draft don't have the luxury of seeing his workouts from post-season events like the Senior Bowl or NFL Combine.
That said, I still think he enters the supplemental draft and a team picks him. There's some NFL head coach out there who thinks he can be the guy that transforms Pryor into a great quarterback. It's sort of the same situation with Tim Tebow when former Denver Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels thought he could be the guy to transform Tebow despite the question marks (and that could still happen, by the way, sans McDaniels).
Some coach out there will feel the same way and take a shot on Pryor.
QB Terrelle Pryor has left the Ohio State football team and it would appear he's on his way to entering the NFL supplemental draft. He does, however, have other options such as sitting out for a year, going to a lower-level school and playing right away or perhaps the CFL.
The best option, though, is the supplemental draft, where he's expected to be a mid-round pick.
''I would hope so. Also, he would hope so,'' Pryor's lawyer Larry James said of the supplemental draft. ''But he's going to take the next couple of days to get his head together.''
The NFL has not yet scheduled a supplemental draft as it's only conducted when there are applicants and, if he applies, Pryor would be the first. The date of the supplemental draft isn't clear but it would likely be sometime in July. The NFL says the previous CBA allows them to hold a supplemental draft, despite the lockout.
If Pryor is picked up in the supplemental draft then he may not be missing much. The rest of the players have been locked out since they were drafted so it's not like Pryor would be missing lots of OTA sessions with the coaches.
It wasn't totally unexpected but Terrelle Pryor, QB for the Ohio State football team, has ended his playing career at Ohio State, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. With the scandals surrounding Buckeye country lately, some thought he may take this route.
So the question becomes: What's next for Pryor?
We don't have a confirmed answer to that but, presumably, he'll be entering the NFL supplemental draft. I suppose it's also possible he goes to a lower-level school and plays right away. With the NFL lockout, we're not completely sure if there will even be a supplemental draft but, if that's the route Pryor takes, I'd imagine he feels comfortable that it will go on.
The NFL has said they can conduct a supplemental draft but there haven't yet been any applicants. The NFLPA, meanwhile, says they're not sure if a supplemental draft can take place during the lockout.
So now we wait on the official word from the Pryor camp on what his next move is. And, assuming it's the supplemental draft, we will also await word from the NFL that there will indeed be a supplemental draft.
The NFL said earlier this week that it's possible for them to hold a supplemental draft this year but they haven't yet received any applicants.
With the news coming out regarding Ohio State, some are wondering whether QB Terrelle Pryor could try to leave school early and enter the supplemental draft this summer so the viability of a supplement draft during a lockout could be an important question soon.
The NFLPA, though, isn't quite sure if they can do a supplemental draft. Spokesman George Atallah addressed the issue on PFT Live this week:
"I'm not sure, we're still looking into those issues " Atallah said. "We're in a situation now where we want to get this lockout resolved. It's unfortunate that we have to debate and discuss whether something like the supplemental draft can happen."
As of now, though, there are no applicants so it's a moot point until someone, like Pryor, applies.
The NFL supplemental draft is the less popular draft that takes places each summer prior to the upcoming NFL season. The regular draft is in April but the supplemental draft is designed for players who leave school after the deadline to apply for April's draft.
With the recent news from Ohio State and Jim Tressel's resignation, some are wondering if a player, like QB Terrelle Pryor, could head to the supplemental draft.
The first question is: will there even be a supplemental draft? The NFL and NFLPA currently don't have a labor agreement so it's unclear if the NFL would go ahead with the supplemental draft anyway. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello tells PFT that there "could" be a supplemental draft.
The second question is: who will apply to enter? At this point, the NFL says they've received no applications. Aiello notes that the supplemental draft isn't a mechanism to bypass April's draft so any applicants will be taken on a case-by-case basis.
So what we know right now that is that, yes, in theory there could be a supplemental draft and the NFL will determine that if they get any applicants, which they have not to this point.
The rumored Tattoogate investigation at Ohio State is not only real, but will have very real consequences for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Five Ohio State football players will miss the first five games of the 2011 season due to violating the NCAA's rules regarding preferential treatment of athletes. The five players named are quarterback Terrelle Pryor, Devier Posey, Solomon Thomas, Daniel "Boom" Herron, and Mike Adams. Each must repay the sum of $2,500--the estimated value of the prohibited benefit that qualified as preferential treatment--to a charity.
A sixth athlete, Jordan Whiting, will sit out one game and pay back $150 for discounted services of a lesser degree.
The suspensions for the illegal benefits will not begin until the 2011 season, allowing the Buckeyes to go at full strength into the Sugar Bowl with Arkansas. Even with concerns about the NFL's labor issues, it would be very surprising to see some of these players return for the next season, most especially quarterback Terrelle Pryor.
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