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Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

Posted on: July 24, 2011 10:40 pm
Edited on: July 24, 2011 10:53 pm
 
PryorPosted by Josh Katzowitz

The entire time we debated former Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor and where he’d be selected in the supplemental draft, we didn’t actually talk about the chances of Pryor not being allowed to take part in it. But it’s been revealed that he might not get the chance to be drafted after all.

That’s according to Foxsports.com’s Alex Marvez, who writes that NFL spokesman Greg Aiello says that only a college player with “unforeseen” changes in his circumstance can participate.

For example, a player who was kicked off his team for violations or a player who was declared academically ineligible or a player who left the squad after graduating. He doesn’t say anything about a player, like Pryor, who leaves of his volition before graduation because of a scandal at his college program.

“It is for players whose circumstances have changed in an unforeseen way after the regular (college) draft,” Aiello wrote to Marvez in an e-mail. “It is not a mechanism for simply bypassing the regular (draft).”

Pryor could have declared himself for the April draft, but instead, at the time, he decided to accept a five-game suspension for 2011. He changed his mind after coach Jim Tressell was fired, but that doesn’t mean he can just place himself in the supplemental. It might simply be too late for him.

More from Marvez:
Pryor’s status for the supplemental draft will be determined by Joel Bussert, the league’s vice president of player personnel/football operations. Aiello said such eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis.

The NFL has strict rules about supplemental draft eligibility because it doesn’t want players trying to skirt the regular draft in an attempt to manipulate where they might be picked. Quarterback Bernie Kosar did just that in 1985 to land with the Cleveland Browns instead of the Minnesota Vikings.

If the supplemental draft isn’t an option, Pryor could wait to enter the 2012 NFL draft or try to play in an alternate professional organization like the Canadian Football League. Pryor has signed with an agent and is ineligible to return to Ohio State.

Earlier this month, Pryor said he didn’t care if he was taken in the first round or the seventh round of the supplemental draft. At this point, he should just be happy if he’s invited to participate at all.  

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 11:05 am
 

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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 14, 2011 2:06 am
 

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Since: Oct 17, 2009
Posted on: July 26, 2011 7:30 pm
 

Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

@Gorilla--- Thank you so very much for your comment. I knew there had to be rational OSU fans out there..



Since: Oct 17, 2009
Posted on: July 26, 2011 7:28 pm
 

Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

AGREED, he falls right into the same category as Clarrett. Should have never been allowed to play college football for as long as they did and no shot at the big time. Their arrogance superceded their skill level... The result? Fair and Just if he is kept out of draft.



Since: Oct 17, 2009
Posted on: July 26, 2011 7:25 pm
 

Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

@orlbuckeye from previos page. Keep grabbing at straws OSU fan. What the heck do any of those other QB's have to do with Pryor being either eligable or ineligable for the supplemental draft??? WOW



Since: Mar 15, 2010
Posted on: July 25, 2011 4:14 pm
 

Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

That's good because he won't worth much in the NFL anyways! He's another Troy Smith!


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