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Terrelle Pryor to the Raiders is not a good idea

Posted on: June 12, 2011 9:00 pm
Edited on: June 13, 2011 11:06 am
 
PryorPosted by Josh Katzowitz

With former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor evidently headed to the NFL supplemental draft after deciding to leave the Buckeyes program, there’s been plenty of talk recently about which squads would take a chance on Pryor and what they would be willing to give up to do so.

The Raiders, I suppose, could be one of those teams, and the Oakland Tribune’s Jerry McDonald pens a piece that endorses that idea.

In fact, McDonald’s story reads, “It's a debate that really isn't a debate at all. More of a slam dunk, really. Similar to the dunks Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor threw down with regularity as a high school basketball star at Jeannette High in southwestern Pennsylvania. 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.”

That theory certainly isn’t widely-held. NFL Film’s Greg Cosell watched film of Pryor last week, and he came away unimpressed. In fact, if there is a supplemental draft, there’s a legitimate question about whether Pryor would be selected at all.

It’s because it seems highly unlikely that Pryor could make it as an NFL quarterback – possibly, a third-stringer at best – and though he’s outstanding athletically, you have to wonder if a team would be willing to drop as little as a seventh-round pick in the 2012 NFL draft in order to take Pryor in this year’s supplemental.

Hell, even one UFL team says it wouldn’t be interested in him.

Yet, McDonald argues that the Raiders should be the ones to take Pryor, even if they can’t make him a quarterback.

"What a weapon he would be. You stand next to him and you can't believe what a physical specimen he is," former OSU assistant Doug Plank told McDonald. "He's got great hands, and he's deceptive fast. He just glides away from people – even people in the secondary."

McDonald also writes that Pryor is exactly the kind of athletes that Davis, in the past, has loved. Guys like Bo Jackson and Raghib Ismael come to mind.

For the record, Jackson won the Heisman Trophy and is one of the best college RBs of all time. Ismael finished second in the Heisman race in 1990. Meanwhile, Pryor’s collegiate career is largely considered a disappointment.

And one thing we can’t forget. Jackson and Ismael didn’t have any off-the-field issues coming out of college. Pryor was involved in a tiny matter that ended with his long-time, ridiculously-successful college coach out of a job.

That’s not to say that teams will freeze out Pryor because of those issues, because, in reality, if a guy can play in the NFL, somebody will put him on a roster. But when you have major questions about whether you can play in the first place, that’s a pretty big problem. A problem the Raiders probably don’t need to hoist upon themselves.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 11:04 am
 

Terrelle Pryor to the Raiders is not a good idea

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Since: Dec 21, 2006
Posted on: June 13, 2011 1:54 pm
 

Terrelle Pryor to the Raiders is not a good idea

No I do not believe he would be a good fit for the Raiders. Main reason is he is an egotistical star who believes he is entitled to be treated better than everyone else. He has no work ethic, expects everything to be given to him from the time before he signed with Ohio St. remeber who held everyone waiting some people did not get scholorships waiting for him. He needs to go to a team and sit for at least two years, learn to appreciate what he has. He could be a great QB but has to learn Humility first.

Just my opinion.



Since: Apr 26, 2007
Posted on: June 13, 2011 1:07 pm
 

Terrelle Pryor to the Raiders is not a good idea

I would love to bash you and your team, but for some reason you have failed to list your favorite teams on your personal information. Thus, either your too scared that you may get bashed or your teams just suck!

Either way, you should go back to the baseball message board, where your opinions are more meaningful.

Thanks.



Since: Apr 26, 2007
Posted on: June 13, 2011 1:03 pm
 

Terrelle Pryor to the Raiders is not a good idea

Have you ever won a Superbowl?

Ya, I didn't think so.



Since: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: June 13, 2011 12:31 pm
 

Terrelle Pryor to the Raiders is not a good idea

There is zero chance that any teams spends more than a 4th round pick on him.  There are way too many question marks here.  I would be surprised if the Raiders would give anything for him.  They have went out of their way the last couple of years to avoid players just like Pryor, why would they change that now?  Al Davis may love the 40 time, but sorry guys, there is more than just that when he drafts. 


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Since: May 5, 2011
Posted on: June 13, 2011 12:30 pm
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Since: Sep 16, 2007
Posted on: June 13, 2011 8:13 am
 

Terrelle Pryor to the Raiders is not a good idea

Of course all the idiots would talk crap about the Raiders if they're mentioned like this. First he would be bad news for any of the teams out there. Even the CFL would go to hell with this kid.He would be out of the league like a Jamarcus Russell just like that. Next time you write an article leave the Raiders out of it because it's lame reiterate the same joke over and over again.



Since: Aug 21, 2007
Posted on: June 13, 2011 4:33 am
 

Terrelle Pryor to the Raiders is not a good idea

He would fit perfect in that ghetto rat slum oakland. Al Davis is still alive?
The way he looked  last year,  he looked more like weekend at bernies.


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