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Pryor doesn't care if he's 1st or 7th-round pick

Posted on: July 18, 2011 7:17 pm
Edited on: July 18, 2011 8:56 pm
Posted by Ryan Wilson

As the owners and players rush to finalize a new collective bargaining agreement, we've heard theories about how an abbreviated free-agent signing period might work -- and the domino effect it could have on the timing of training camps and the preseason, particularly the Hall of Fame game. Lost in the mix of this conversation: the supplemental draft.

In a typical offseason, the NFL's supplemental draft takes place in mid-July, but due to the lockout, it's been pushed back indefinitely. Meantime, former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor has joined forces with super-agent Drew Rosenhaus, and we've been treated to everything from theatrical press conferences to staged workouts.

Despite Rosenhaus' PR push (which included an "I expect him to be a first-round pick" decree last month), the consensus from personnel types seems to be that Pryor is a late-round talent.

Turns out, Pryor is fine with that.

According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pryor continues to work out in Florida with former NFL quarterbacks coach Ken Anderson and doesn't care where he's drafted. "Whether I go as a first-round (supplemental) draft pick or a seventh-round draft pick, it doesn't matter," he said. "When I get in there, I'm going to work my butt off and compete."

Sounds like someone's been listening to Herm Edwards: Motivational Speaker. (At the NFLPA rookie symposium last month, one of the points Edwards stressed was that where you're drafted is irrelevant. "I was not drafted," he said at the time. "I was a free agent. Played for 10 years, men. Never missed a game, never missed a practice. I was ready to go when they kicked the ball off. Make sure you're ready to go.")

It's probably the right way to approach something as unpredictable as the NFL draft, although every player, no matter what they might say, wants to be drafted as early as possible. (Some, like Tom Brady, even cry when they recount their personal -- and very traumatic, it turns out -- draft weekend experiences, even if they are one of the best players on the planet.)

For now, though, all Pryor can do is continue to train and refine his technique. "Footwork and getting my hips right during my throwing motion is the biggest thing [Anderson's] taught me," he said. "Little things to make me a better quarterback. … I'm getting a chance to work on things I didn't do well at Ohio State. I have a chance to get better. I want to be the best quarterback I can possibly be."

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 6:52 am

Pryor doesn't care if he's 1st or 7th-round pick

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Since: Jun 17, 2007
Posted on: July 22, 2011 4:42 pm

How's this?

Vince Young  30-17-0
Byron Leftwich  24-25-0
Jamarcus Russell  7-18-0
Cam Newton  0-0-0
Terrell Pryor  0-0-0

Since: Jan 10, 2010
Posted on: July 19, 2011 5:14 pm

Pryor doesn't care if he's 1st or 7th-round pick

all i need you to tell me is what is vince win and lose record

Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: July 19, 2011 3:36 pm

Pryor doesn't care if he's 1st or 7th-round pick

The only way I see him ever making it is through discipline, commitment and persevering through the grind until he's around 30.  That said, he has ZERO chance.  He's a prima donna who has no mental toughness because he's never had to work for anything, never sacrificed and always been givin the superstar treatment until now.  So long sucker...

Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: July 19, 2011 3:26 pm

"Gone In Sixty Seconds - Part Deux"

Byron Leftwich, Jamarcus Russell, Vince Young, Cam Newton, Terrell Pryor. All similar in physical stature. None could play the position well. Perhaps Leftwich was the closest thing to an actual throwing quarterback, but his lead feet and poor mechanics killed him. The fact that he could throw a decent deep ball has kept him hanging around on various rosters the last few seasons. The Purple Drans is done. Vince is on his way out. Neither Newton or Pryor are likely to make much of a splash at QB. Of course the media will promote them as if they were Peyton Manning, magnify every completion they make, and celebrate every ordinary completion. If either should have a 300 yd. passing game, the media will immediately announce that all the critics should be silenced. You know the drill. The same thing they did with Vick. Time overcomes all hype. The truth eventually surfaces. Naturally, the media will try to enshrine them both in Canton halfway through their rookie season, but both will be "gone in sixty seconds", which equates to about three NFL seasons.  Pryor could hang around longer if he moves to WR. Both Newton and Pryor are physical specimens, particularly Newton. There is no question that these two are superior athletes. They are studs, but they just aren't good bets to make anything more than a brief cameo appearance as NFL quarterbacks. 

Since: Jun 22, 2011
Posted on: July 19, 2011 7:13 am

Pryor doesn't care if he's 1st or 7th-round pick

....he plans on being a bust either way.

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