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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: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: July 25, 2011 10:58 am
 

Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

Hilarious. Better get that passport in order, sport. Canada is calling. And to think he threw away his senior year in college (on a loaded team) and potentially millions of dollars for some ink. Hope it was worth it. And you know Rosenhaus will flee the scene the very second Pryor is shut out of the supplemental draft.



Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: July 25, 2011 10:53 am
 

Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

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.
What the hell are you saying here? Try proofing your blog before you post it.



Since: Mar 17, 2009
Posted on: July 25, 2011 10:39 am
 

Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

Pryor will end up at TE, and because of his speed and size will create all kind of match-up problems.



Since: Oct 17, 2009
Posted on: July 25, 2011 10:13 am
 

Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

@DANAK14   Thanks for the cudo's to UW. I agree he was on a mediocre team that without him would have been a train wreck. I live here in Raleigh and am familiar with the football situation at NCS. I am hoping this is one of those instances where the team makes the QB great, and the QB makes the offense great. Not that UW does not already have a great offense. I also realize that last year with Tolzien, you could not have asked a Qb to do much more. He never lost a game for us,, he rarely turned the ball over and his completion percentage and accuracy are now legendary for QB's from UW. I foresee the mobility of Williams adding the needed last dimension to an already super offense.



Since: Jan 13, 2007
Posted on: July 25, 2011 10:09 am
 

Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

They should let the kid in the draft,he is young and made some terrible decisions that hopefully has taught him something.The kid is a great athlete and should land somewhere in the NFL and may suprise lots of people and have some sucess or greatness at that level.



Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: July 25, 2011 9:54 am
 

Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

He wasn't taking anyone to the national championship.  Geez, he was the QB at the school with clearly the most talent in the conference if not most of the nation and didn't sniff the NC.  Playing for Penn St would have given you maybe an 8-4 or 7-5 season for 3 years.  Also, it is not like JoePa's players have always been angels.  He has had as many or more arrested for whatever reason than most.  Of course he will always be considered the master disciplinarian but we all know different.



Since: May 20, 2011
Posted on: July 25, 2011 9:53 am
 

Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

Pryor may be expecting to be a first thru third round pick, but that will not happen. If he goes in a supplemental draft this year he will be lucky to be drafted in the fifth round. A team that selects Pryor knows that this would be a lost year. It remains to be seen if Pryor is a true prospect at the professional level. He may be best served by playing in the Canadian league for a year or two. He could select a team with a good offensive coachng staff and improve his game. If he was successful he would be available as a free agent under 25 years old with a chance for at least two long term contracts. 

If he sues because he 'thinks' he is a high round talent, he can just about plan on a future that does not include an NFL career.  



Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: July 25, 2011 9:48 am
 

Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

As a Wisonsin fan it is important for you to remember that Wilson was an AVERAGE quarterback on a below average team in a poor conference.  He will make zero difference this season.  That being said Wisconsin will again be one of the best the Big Ten has to offer.



Since: Oct 17, 2009
Posted on: July 25, 2011 9:45 am
 

Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

On sublect: I completely love the fact that he may not be eligible for the supplemantary draft. He knowingly violated NCAA rules on NUMEROUS occassions. He then flaunts what he did by driving around in, not one, but many high priced automobiles. Whether he had a valid license is still in question. It is good to see that another one of those " I am bigger than the program" athletes may have to be responsible for his actions. Who knows? It may even be the best thing for him as with his attitude, he did not stand a chance of success in the NFL. Which in the famous words of the old Falcon's coach stands for "Not For Long" if you are not prepared. Now that the big powerhouses of college football are actually being held accountable for their actions, I am sure it will not be long before another one is SMU'd. Did anyone else find the outcry from programs about the SEC commissioner wanted grade level to have to be 2.5 GPA? Currently, it is 2.0, hell most students can achieve that just by showing up for class and absorbing what is heard in the lectures. You know, spongebob college student. I suppose that is a diferent issue all together. It is linked to the fact that so many "Power House" teams have much lower requirements for enrtry into their schools compared to the second tier schools. The second tier schools just can't get that 300 lb brain dead athlete into their school. If you notice, I did not mentione the SEC ion those comments,, NNNOOOO, really. We all know about it. 



Since: Oct 17, 2009
Posted on: July 25, 2011 9:36 am
 

Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

@bigdaddy, don't fool yourself about what might have been. Ohio State had a much beter team without Pryor than you did. They did not win one so what makes you believe PSU would have. The days of Cappaletti are over and gone and you will continue to remain a second tier team. I am not saying UW sits anywhere higher than you as we can not seem to break into the upper echalan either (but with Wilson this year, we just may). Good luck and best wishes to all Big Ten teams that make it to bowwl games. Let's beat the heck out of the other conferences this year!!


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