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Pryor thought he was going to Miami or Washington

Posted on: August 23, 2011 12:52 pm
Edited on: August 24, 2011 11:51 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Terrelle Pryor is the newest member of the Raiders, costing Al Davis team a third-rounder in 2012 thanks to their decision to reach for draft him in the third round of this season's supplemental draft.

But Pryor apparently didn't think he was headed to Oakland, and believed that Dolphins and Redskins had the most interest in him.

"I thought Miami or maybe the Redskins," Pryor says in an interview with Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk that will air Tuesday.  "I talked to Miami a bunch of times.  That's where I thought I was gonna end up going, but I’m happy where I'm at right now.  I couldn't be happier, and I definitely appreciate the opportunity to play for the Oakland Raiders."

Pryor adds that he heard nothing from the Raiders leading up to the supplemental draft. That's amusing considering that the Raiders must have thought they were being really sneaky with their interest in Pryor, but that was pointless since everyone knew they were interested the moment Pryor ran a 4.36 in the 40 at his pro day.

Pryor's Journey to Oakland

Meanwhile, in other Pryor news, Jim Tressel, speaking from Colts training camp, told Albert Breer of the NFL Network that he believes Pryor's going to have a lot of success at the NFL level.

"He's the biggest perfectionist I've ever been around," Tressel told Breer from Colts camp. "Football means a great deal to him, his teammates mean a great deal to him, he wants to help a franchise win, and he has one of the biggest hearts of any kid I've been around. There was a lot of pressure on him at Ohio State. We didn't expect him to start as a freshman at Ohio State, but he we needed him and he delivered. He's carried a lot of pressure. He's just a special kid."

Tressel also said "it'll be scary" to see what Pryor can do on the NFL level now that he's not dealing with "going to class, doing schoolwork, and the social aspects of being that age." (Must. Not. Make. Jokes ...)

If -- and it's a reasonably big if -- Pryor can be successful as an NFL quarterback, the Raiders will have found themselves a rare steal. If he ends up being a marginally successful wide receiver, they blatantly overpaid for him.

And if he's a really fast athlete who doesn't really produce at an NFL level, none of those traits that Tressel praises will matter. But all of that -- plus the fact that Pryor's the first-ever athlete to be suspended by the NFL for something he did in college -- are what make him such an enigma.

Which is why we'll be talking about him all season, even if he spends 2011 either suspended or being a rich man's Armanti Edwards.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 3:46 am
 

Pryor thought he was going to Miami or Washington



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Since: Feb 29, 2008
Posted on: August 23, 2011 11:24 pm
 

Pryor thought he was going to Miami or Washington

Yet another QB that Miami was attempting to lure. Poor Henne.





Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: August 23, 2011 10:00 pm
 

I love it here...

Everybody noticed the "sub-4.0 forty" and nobody is going to let a bonehead error like that go unnoticed.  That is definitely as it should be.  

If Pryor, Denard Robinson, and Taylor Martinez were racing, and they were being chased by a hellhound, and the stakes were that the loser lost his soul, none would be able to run a sub-4.0 forty.  But 4.2 wouldn't be out of the question.



Since: Nov 20, 2006
Posted on: August 23, 2011 9:59 pm
 

Pryor thought he was going to Miami or Washington

This is great for Pryor and I wish him all the best ... BUT ... he just went from my favorite college team to my least favorite pro team. Ugh.



Since: Feb 7, 2008
Posted on: August 23, 2011 9:22 pm
 

Pryor thought he was going to Miami or Washington

The writing or the editing, which is worse?



Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: August 23, 2011 9:15 pm
 

Pryor thought he was going to Miami or Washington

WOW!!!! A SUB-4.0 40 That would make him the fastest man on the planet, and would have gone with the 1st pick in the 1st round. Carolina would have picked him, then put newton at WR, or TE to make room for the most amazing athlete in the history of the universeTongue out


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