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Terrelle Pryor not on supplemental draft list yet

Posted on: August 9, 2011 5:44 pm
Edited on: August 9, 2011 10:18 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

On Monday we mentioned that former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor set up a pro day in anticipation of the NFL's Supplemental Draft on August 17. So here's some bad news: he's not eligible for the draft.

Yet.

On the first part, Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network reports the league sent a memo to all its teams with a list of players eligible for supplemental draft. Running back Caleb King of Georgia is on the list, but Pryor is not.

However, on the "yet" part, LaCanfora cites multiple sources who say the league "could make a final determination" on his eligibility later as a result of the fact that it's decision-making process for the supplemental draft is "rolling."

And Pryor's agent Drew Rosenhaus confirmed as much on Tuesday afternoon.

"We spoke with the NFL today and were told that no decision has been made yet regarding Terrelle's eligibility for the supplemental draft," Rosenhaus tweeted on Tuesday.

Despite the lack of a decision on Pryor, multiple reports have emerged noting teams that will be in attendance for Pryor's pro day. Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports that the Browns will attend, John Keim of the Washington Examiner reports the Redskins will show up, and Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas reports the Cowboys will be there as well.

This uncertainty for Pryor actually vibes with all the reports we've heard since he decided to bounce out of Ohio State after their program got a not-so-friendly visit from the NCAA.

In fact, that aforementioned visit probably has a lot to do with the NFL's decision -- they don't want to grant eligibility to someone who doesn't actually meet the requirements for the supplemental draft. (The league's concern with Pryor is that didn't exactly suffer from a "hardship" that "changed his status" and whatnot.)

So it's possible that Pryor could still get a shot at the NFL in 2011. He's certainly made it clear that he doesn't care when he gets taken or where he goes -- he just wants to play in the NFL.

Unfortunately at the moment, another league is looking like his best option, though things can certainly change.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 8:01 am
 

Terrelle Pryor not on supplemental draft list yet



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Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: August 10, 2011 1:24 pm
 

Terrelle Pryor not on supplemental draft list yet

His best option ... in theory only.  In his mind, he should be a high draft pick, and make tons of cash
Thats going to be the big issue here.  He has Rosenhaus spewing all this stuff in his ear, telling him he is the next Mike Vick when most GM's think he is the next Troy Smith (i.e. career third stringer at best).  He isn't going to go down without a fight and most likely would not take full advantage of a year in Canada (set a few records, if he is all he thinks he is).  Canada served Warren Moon, Doug Flutie, etc. quite well before they made their millions in the states.  



Since: Jul 27, 2011
Posted on: August 10, 2011 11:52 am
 

Terrelle Pryor not on supplemental draft list yet

He has a right to make a living - but Terrelle Pryor doesn't have the right to sell his pants.   Right?   That can bring down an entire program....   



Since: Feb 18, 2008
Posted on: August 10, 2011 10:43 am
 

Terrelle Pryor not on supplemental draft list yet

"Unfortunately at the moment, another league is looking like his best option, though things can certainly change."

His best option ... in theory only.  In his mind, he should be a high draft pick, and make tons of cash (at least, as much as he made in the minor leagues at Ohio State).  However, the reports he's probably hearing is that if he goes to Canada, he obviously won't make very much, AND his weaknesses will be exposed BEFORE he signs a big front-loaded rookie deal.




Since: Oct 9, 2007
Posted on: August 10, 2011 10:12 am
 

Terrelle Pryor not on supplemental draft list yet

Nobody is saying he can't play in the NFL. Deadlines are deadlines. He and everybody knows what they are. If he wanted to join the NFL draft he knew when he had to get his application to the NFL. He did not.

Does anybody remember the Maurice Clarette situation? Oh and just happend to be a Buckeye as well. He tried to beat the system as well. How did that situation workout? Maurice Clarette deserved to earn and make a living too, and the NFL made him wait a year and enter the draft with the rest of the main draft class. You can't beat the system, do you really honestly believe that Roger Goodell will let this go? If you do you really don't know much. Roger Goodell is a hard man to bargain with, especially considering the situation Pryor has created.

2 words Roger Goodell, not gonna happen.



Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: August 10, 2011 10:02 am
 

Terrelle Pryor not on supplemental draft list yet

Ncaa players are amateur athletes and once that option of playing without pay is gone, 

The thing is, it wasnt gone until he decided he was above the law and thumbed his nose at the NCAA and the rules that govern college athletes.  Are the rules stupid, yep.  Let em go straight out of high school (same with basketbal).  Is the NCAA an evil organization that acts only its best intersts and those of the university presidents.  Yep again.  But rules are rules.  If he wants to legally challenge the rule, like Clarrett did, then go ahead and try.  But if you let him piss on the system and the profit off of it, what example are you setting?  If you set the precedent that if you get banned from a school (and getting banned from a D1 program has gotta be pretty hard) will get you into the draft earlier, do you not think other players will try and follow suit if they sick of playing for "free?" 

I have no issue with Pryor nor am I an OSU "hater," but when you start to let the inmates run the asylum, you get anarchy.  Let him go play in Canada for a year.  I hear Manitoba is quite nice in the winter.



Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: August 10, 2011 9:57 am
 

Let the free market decide

Terrelle Pryor is a an arrogant dolt.  And I am definitely not an OSU fan.  But Terrelle Pryor deserves the right to make a living, just like everyone else does, and they should make him eligible for the draft.  If not, they should allow him to be a UFA.  The market should decide whether Pryor is fit to play football in the NFL: not some pompous prissant in the NFL office.


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