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Mayock on Pryor: He's a 4th-round pick

Posted on: June 15, 2011 9:52 pm
Edited on: June 16, 2011 2:48 pm
 
Posted by Ryan Wilson

Another day, another expert weighs in on Terrelle Pryor's NFL prospects. Appearing on NFL Network's Wednesday edition of Total Access, respected draft analysts Mike Mayock spoke about Pryor.

But before we get to Mayock's levelheaded and well-reasoned evaluation, a quick trip in the time machine. Tuesday, Pryor's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, convened a press conference to offer up his own scouting report on his client. Enjoy.
For anybody who questions where he's going to be drafted, I expect him to be a first-round pick in the supplemental draft. This league needs quarterbacks. Are you kidding me? Middle round for this guy?

You talk about Cam Newton being the first pick of the draft and he deserves it? Let me tell you what, I'll make all the comparisons all day long: [Pryor] is 31-4 at Ohio State. He has 8,000 total yards in three years. He holds 59 touchdowns -- a record at Ohio State. This is Big 10 football that he has dominated.

He is going to be a great NFL quarterback.
Back on earth, Mayock shared his thoughts on Pryor.
Nobody is better than Drew Rosenhaus in driving perceived value. Now, that's his job and I have no problem with that. Sometimes perceived value is almost as good as real value if he can get enough people talking about [Pryor] as a first-round pick.
Terrelle Pryor's NFL future

I watched four hours of tape yesterday, and I only did three games. Off my tape evaluation, if I'm Vegas Vic, I set the over-under line at the fourth round. Can somebody take him in the third round? Absolutely.

The value for [Pryor] as a rookie is in packages. In other words, I think the New York Jets are the best wildcat team in the NFL. Why? Because Brad Smith can throw the football just well enough to keep you honest.

And I think that's what this kid can do. He can be a package quarterback Year 1 while you develop his skill set. Is he raw? Absolutely. Does he have a lot to work on? Yes, he does. And that doesn't even get into all the intangibles off the field.
As for those off-the-field issues, Mayock thinks that the short timeframe between now and the supplemental draft will ultimately hurt Pryor in two areas.
One: off-the-field intangibles and how well are teams willing to get to know this kid. And No. 2: look at Colin Kaepernick, who's kind of a similar big kid, great athlete. He got himself up into the high second round. Now he's got a cannon for an arm, but he also had the benefit of the process, meaning he played in the Senior Bowl, he went to the combine, he went through his pro day, all the teams got to know him. The San Francisco 49ers fell in love with his upside and took him as a high second-round pick.

Terrelle Pryor does not have the advantage of the process a) to clear his name, and b) to show us that he can drive the football with accuracy.
Mayock is more bullish on Pryor than other experts but still pegs him as a fourth-rounder. This is a far cry from Rosenhaus' "first-round pick" decree Tuesday, although it reinforces Mayock's earlier point that "sometimes perceived value is almost as good as real value."

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 8:30 am
 

Mayock on Pryor: He's a 4th-round pick

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Since: Apr 16, 2010
Posted on: June 16, 2011 6:09 pm
 

Mayock on Pryor: He's a 4th-round pick

Pryor and Rosenhaus are a good fit for each other..Both are a little rough around the edges...I don't think that there are that many teams willing to give up a first-round pick in the supplemental draft..Pryor may have a better career as a scatback...I just don't see the tangibles as a drop back passer..Someone running the wildcat offense might be a better fit for Terrell Pryor..I think Mr.Rosenhaus is going to be in a big surprise that his new client will not be selected in the first round of this supplemental draft....



Since: Jan 7, 2009
Posted on: June 16, 2011 6:05 pm
 

Mayock on Pryor: He's a 4th-round pick

4th maybe a 5th round draft choice, that's quite a paycut after Ohio State isn't it?



Since: Apr 23, 2010
Posted on: June 16, 2011 5:01 pm
 

Mayock on Pryor: He's a 4th-round pick

Pryor is only able to use his legs I follow OSU and he sucks at throwing the ball he should've had so many more balls picked off.



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: June 16, 2011 4:22 pm
 

Mayock on Pryor: He's a 4th-round pick

Mayock is more bullish on Pryor than other experts but still pegs him as a fourth-rounder. This is a far cry from Rosenhaus' "first-round pick" decree Tuesday, although it reinforces Mayock's earlier point that "sometimes perceived value is almost as good as real value."

 It's because he's a REAL expert. That guy knows football and actually makes sense. The ESPN guys are a flatout joke. Pryor has talent.
However, if Ponder was a first rounder you can see how Rosenhaus would say Pryor is.

 

 




Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: June 16, 2011 2:56 pm
 

Mayock on Pryor: He's a 4th-round pick

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Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: June 16, 2011 2:07 pm
 

Mayock on Pryor: He's a 4th-round pick

lol drew is apparently on drugs



Since: Aug 22, 2008
Posted on: June 16, 2011 12:59 pm
 

Mayock on Pryor: He's a 4th-round pick

If that was for me TBUDDY, I believe Cam Newton was a second or third round pick. Carolina was in a really tough spot, they needed to make a splash with their pick, and the were not sold on Claussen. I think the should have drafted a one of the d-tackles, Fairley or the big kid from Alabama. Someone would have taken Newton with the first 10 picks. He is a legitimate NFL QB propect, but his success or failure will depend on mental aspects of the game not pysical ability. Pryor doesn't have a big arm, and he has the same mental challenges as Newton.
I'm realistic enough to understand that Carolina sees something in Newton that most didn't see. That is why they get paid to coach and evaluate talent, and I do not. Anytime a team uses the #1 pick on a position, he will be a starter very early in the season, even if he hasn't earned it.  
Carolina will be set back 5 years if Newton doesn't work out. Rivera will be gone, and the panthers might be in L.A. I would say ultimate franchise destruction if he fails.


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