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Terrelle Pryor's pro day draws plenty of interest

Posted on: August 20, 2011 3:01 pm
Edited on: August 20, 2011 3:47 pm
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Whether or not Terrelle Pryor is a sure-fire first-round pick in next week’s supplemental draft or if he’s more of a late-rounds attraction (or somewhere in between), there’s little doubt that he drew plenty of interest during his Pro Day on Saturday.

According to NFL.com’s Albert Breer, about half of the league’s teams had scouts in attendance, including the Steelers, Redskins, Saints, Buccaneers, Cowboys, Chargers, Bills, Browns, Bengals, Lions, Colts, Eagles, Raiders, Dolphins, 49ers and the Patriots (the Steelers also filmed the proceedings for teams that couldn’t make it but wanted to see what they had missed).

Pryor's Pro Day
All of them were in for a treat when the 6-foot-5, 230-pound Pryor, in his first timed 40, ran somewhere between a 4.38 and a 4.41 (his second attempt was a bit slower but still in the 4.4 range). Pryor also took a physical, and he was scheduled to take the Wonderlic Test.

Also in attendance was former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel, who (via FSN Ohio’s Zac Jackson) offered area scouts his phone number in case they wanted to follow up with him about Pryor’s abilities. Later in the day, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin made a cameo appearance as well.

According to Breer, Pryor completed 27 of 39 passes to moving targets with four drops. Afterward, Pryor's agent Drew Rosenhaus said Pryor would not appeal the five-game suspension handed down by commissioner Roger Goodell and that he would be willing to play any position on the field.

So, what does any of this mean? I guess we’ll find out Monday during the draft, but even if Pryor isn’t a legit NFL quarterback (that completion percentage doesn’t look so great against thin air), there’s no doubt that Pryor’s physicality makes him an elite athlete.

Perhaps even an NFL tight end.

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Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: August 20, 2011 9:27 pm
 

Terrelle Pryor's pro day draws plenty of interest

He has the curse of being a former Ohio State QB for the NFL. I doubt he has the hands to be a WR or TE. And since he wasn't developed as one in college, doubt he can block either. This is what I thought they'd do with the former FSU QB, Xavier Lee. He and prior have the same size and speed, the Ravens brought him in to compete with Todd Heap and Lee wasn't going to take Heap's job away from him. Heap has since gone to Arizona, not really sure what Lee showed them in Baltimore. But back to Pryor ? If he has hands, can run routes & block when required, he's faster than Joe Jurevicsus, even Paxico Burress, so he could be a tall and fast WR just the same as a QB or TE ?



Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: August 20, 2011 8:12 pm
 

Game-changer at TE

I detest all things Buckeye, but I still think Pryor would be a perennial all-pro and probable hall of famer at TE.  He's big enough to play the position, but fast enough to be a nightmare matchup for any LB or safety.  I'm guessing his ego is going to make him want to play the QB thing out until he is out of the league, though.



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: August 20, 2011 7:07 pm
 

Terrelle Pryor's pro day draws plenty of interest

I doubt Pryor will have a future as an NFL quarterback, but you can't teach 6'5 238 and 4.41 speed.

I hated Pryor as a qb at Ohio State, I just don't think he has a prayer of becoming an NFL quarterback.  BUT... I had absolutely NO IDEA he had 4.4 speed.  At his size 4.4 speed is extremely rare.   And don't forget the guy was a pretty good basketball as well back in the day so he's a great athlete.

I think somebody will take Pryor in the first round. The only thing working against him is his agent is a very demanding guy and will demand too much money.... Because of that alone he could fall back into the second or third rounds where big man Drew can't force anybody to overpay for him.


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Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: August 20, 2011 5:35 pm
 

Terrelle Pryor's pro day draws plenty of interest

I wonder how his hands are.  It'd be interesting at that height (230 isn't that terribly heavy) to see him as a WR rather than a TE.  He has decent speed and great wingspan to be a possession/end zone type receiver.  I think what team drafts him on Monday (and in what round) will depend a great deal upon what position they project him to be down the road.



Since: Jan 6, 2010
Posted on: August 20, 2011 5:13 pm
 

Terrelle Pryor's pro day draws plenty of interest

At best a poor man's Vick but most likely a Cordell Stuart clone.  He is not a classic drop back QB, his release is suspect, and his accuracy at times dwindles in the face of a certain tackle.  Like Vick and Stuart, he prefers to run...in the NFL that would stand Not For Long.


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