HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP, PA - AUGUST 20: Terrelle Pryor practices prior to his pro day at a practice facility on August 20, 2011 in Hempfield Township, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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Terrelle Pryor Pro Day: Quarterback Runs Fast 40 Before 2011 NFL Supplemental Draft

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.


Terrelle Pryor Will Appeal NFL Suspension, According To Report

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.


NFL Supplemental Draft: UNC's Michael McAdoo Added, No Terrelle Pryor Yet

The NFL Supplemental Draft picked up its second eligible name Thursday: DE Michael McAdoo of the North Carolina Tar HeelsAdam 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.

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