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Terrelle Pryor postpones pro day, waits for NFL

Posted on: August 10, 2011 3:22 pm
Edited on: August 10, 2011 3:30 pm
 
Posted by Ryan Wilson

Terrelle Pryor's pro day was scheduled for Friday even though a recent league memo didn't list him as one of the players eligible for the NFL Supplemental Draft scheduled for August 17.

Not yet, anyway.

On Tuesday, CBSSports.com's Will Brinson pointed to a report by NFL Network's Jason La Canfora that said the league "could make a final determination" on Pryor's status later because of the their "rolling" decision-making process on player eligibility and the supplemental draft.

So the wheels of progress appeared to be moving, albeit slowly. "We spoke with the NFL today and were told that no decision has been made yet regarding Terrelle's eligibility for the supplemental draft," agent Drew Rosenhaus tweeted Tuesday.

Well, here's the latest via ESPN's Adam Schefter: Pryor's pro day is now on hold until the league decides whether he's eligible.

When that will happen remains unclear, although we can assume that it probably won't be by Friday.

Here's what we know: the supplemental draft is a week off and if the league declares Pryor eligible, he will have just a few days to organize a workout and invite interested parties to show up. Pro days, in general, are pressure-packed; players are performing for their football future. If Pryor doesn't show well, that could mean the difference between, say, going in the third or fourth round, and going undrafted.

In terms of possible suitors, here's what Brinson wrote Tuesday:

Despite no decision on Pryor, multiple reports note that 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, CBSSports.com's Redskin Rapid Reporter John Keim says the Redskins will show up, and Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas reports the Cowboys will be there as well.

This uncertainty for Pryor actually is in line 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.

For now, we wait.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 6:48 am
 

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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 13, 2011 10:25 pm
 

Terrelle Pryor postpones pro day, waits for NFL

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Since: Mar 3, 2009
Posted on: August 12, 2011 11:43 am
 

Terrelle Pryor postpones pro day, waits for NFL

this dude will be in jail before he evers steps foot on a pro field!!!  him and his mentor uncle crawled out from under some rock somewhere and he landed in colubus, next stop,,,,,,, JAIL



Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: August 11, 2011 12:46 pm
 

Terrelle Pryor postpones pro day, waits for NFL

It would take like 5 seconds to say "yes he's eligible" or "no he's not."

Why do these decisions seem to take so long.  It's like this when Goodell has to make a decision as well.  All of the information is out there, I doubt the NFL or this one guy are waiting on anything new since I OSU is done with Pryor and everything about him, so just make the decision so the teams can scout him if they want.  Since most of these scouts have little or nothing to do since the draft is over, I wouldn't be shocked if a good chunk of the teams send someone to this just to see what all the fuss is about.  

I think it is a bad move by Pryor to not work out anyway.  It sends a bad message that I really do not think his heart is in this or that he is hiding something.  He and Rosenhaus might even be happy the decision is being stalled so he can't hurt his value before the supplemental draft by working out.  
I can see him as a one contract, maybe even one year, player and done.  Go to Canada, make some money and prove yourself, and then come back to the NFL in two or three years to a monster deal after you have torn up the league...assuming you are as good as advertised.  The kid obviously has talent, but I agree with most of the experts and scouts who say he just isn't a NFL caliber starter or even backup.  



Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: August 11, 2011 12:32 pm
 

Terrelle Pryor postpones pro day, waits for NFL

Look, I'm no Pryor supporter, and I sincerely doubt he'll make it in the NFL.  But according to an article on this site back when the this 'is he even eligible' thing first came up, there is literally a single individual who will make the decision.  Granted, the guy has other jobs too.  But he already knows the circumstances of Pryor's departure (there's no ongoing investigation by the NFL), and he knows the league rules.  It would take like 5 seconds to say "yes he's eligible" or "no he's not."

I don't care what the guy picks, but this sort of foot-dragging drives me up the wall.  At work, anyone who took days or weeks to make a 5-second decision and statement would be reprimanded at the very least.  Make the call, let him schedule either his pro-day or his lawsuit, and put the whole thing behind you.



Since: Aug 20, 2008
Posted on: August 11, 2011 10:39 am
 

Nobody cares

Terrelle Pryor was a bust in college, nobody cares.  Let's get this overwith so he can go to Maurice Clarrettville and disappear into oblivion like all overrated Ohio State players.


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