Tag:2011 NFL Supplemental Draft
Posted on: August 22, 2011 1:42 pm
Edited on: August 22, 2011 3:59 pm

Raiders take Terrelle Pryor in third round

T. Pryor was taken by Oakland in the third round of the supplemental draft (Getty).

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

In a move that was ridiculously predictable and (probably) predictably ridiculous, the Raiders have taken Terrelle Pryor in the third round of the NFL’s supplemental draft. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, it was with the No. 18 pick.

According to NFL.com's Albert Breer, Pryor immediately got on the phone with Raiders coach Hue Jackson and said, "I'll be there, and I'll be ready ... I can't wait." Breer also quoted agent Drew Rosenhaus saying, "I'm optimistic we'll get a deal done tonight."

The move isn’t a surprise, especially since we know the Raiders’ obsession with speedy draft picks and with the news that Pryor ran between a 4.38 and a 4.41 40 during his Pro Day last weekend. While the rest of his Pro Day was uneven for a quarterback -- his accuracy wasn’t that great -- his speed really stood out, especially considering he’s 6 foot 5 and 230 pounds.

Pryor's Journey to Oakland
Assuming Pryor, who will miss the first five games of the season because of a suspension, remains a quarterback, he would be entering a position that’s actually pretty deep in Oakland with Jason Campbell as the starter and Trent Edwards and Kyle Boller as the backups.

Which might mean the Raiders could try to turn Pryor into a tight end. And considering Oakland lost standout tight end Zach Miller to the Seahawks and replaced him with a lesser talent in Kevin Boss, a move like that would make a little bit of sense.

Still, the third round seems a bit high, right? As one of my editors pointed out, the Vikings got Donovan McNabb for a sixth-round pick this year, and the Raiders were willing to wager a third-rounder on Pryor? Are there many in the league at this point who would feel more comfortable playing Pryor at the quarterback spot instead of McNabb? I can't image so.

It’s interesting that the Raiders would take him so high, but in their mind, they might have felt like they had no other choice. They didn’t have a fourth-round pick because they’d already traded that selection to the Redskins to bring in Campbell. If they waited until the fifth round to select Pryor, there was a real chance he’d already be gone.

As of now, the Raiders have mortgaged half of next year’s draft, because they’d already traded their second-round pick to the Patriots -- meaning they don’t have a second, third or fourth-round draft pick for 2012. That’s not to say Oakland won’t be involved in trades that gets the club a draft pick in those rounds, but for now, the Raiders really have to hope the Campbell and Pryor picks were the right moves to make.

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Posted on: August 20, 2011 6:36 pm

NFL will hold supplemental draft lottery Sunday

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

A day after Terrelle Pryor showed off for more than half the NFL teams during his Pro Day, the NFL will decide the order for which those squads will bid for his services.

As CBSSports.com’s Rob Rang explains, the NFL will hold a weighted lottery Sunday to determine the order for Monday’s supplemental draft.

Rang writes that unlike April’s draft, which is based solely on win-loss percentage, the supplemental draft places teams into three different categories. Writes Rang: “These groups are determined by the same won/loss percentage, but are thought to take into account the annual fluctuation of talent for clubs that occurs through the draft and free agency each off-season. Therefore, while the Carolina Panthers owned the first pick last year, Ron Rivera's club will be competing with roughly a third of the league for the first pick of each round of the supplemental draft.”

And unlike the April draft where the teams make their selections based on what picks are still left on the board, teams turn in a list in which they inform the league which players they’d pick and which round they’d select him. If a team has the high bid on a player and ultimately drafts him, it will lose the corresponding pick in the April 2012 draft.

There are seven players who are eligible to be selected: Pryor, Western Carolina CB Torez Jones, Georgia RB Caleb King, Lindenwood University/Allen Wranglers (IFL) DE Keenan Mace, North Carolina DE Michael McAdoo and Northern Illinois S Tracy Wilson.

Terrelle Pryor is eligible for the upcoming NFL Supplemental Draft, but is suspended for the first five games of the season. Pete Prisco joins Lauren Shehadi to discuss the latest.

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Posted on: August 8, 2011 11:40 pm

Terrelle Pryor sets up Pro Day for Friday

PryorPosted by Josh Katzowitz

Since we know for sure that the NFL supplemental draft will be held Aug. 17, now we’d like to figure out if former Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor actually can participate in it.

We don’t know for sure yet, but SportsXchange’s Len Pasquarelli is reporting Pryor’s acting as if he’ll be good to go, setting up a Pro Day for himself this Friday, Aug. 12, somewhere in the Pittsburgh area.

Apparently, Pryor prefers to work out on an artificial turf field, and since he’s persona non grata at Ohio State, he’ll stick to the area near his hometown in order to show himself in front of the NFL’s scouts.

If he ends up in the NFL supplemental draft, Pryor probably will be no better than a mid-round pick, though he has said he doesn’t care if he’s a first-round or a seventh-round selection.

On Monday, former Georgia RB Caleb King -- who was academically ineligible for the Bulldogs this season-- will hold his Pro Day in Athens.

H/T to the Bear Report.

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Posted on: August 8, 2011 6:22 pm
Edited on: August 8, 2011 6:23 pm

NFL's supplemental draft set for Aug. 17

PryorPosted by Josh Katzowitz

While former Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor continues to wait and wonder whether he is eligible for the NFL supplemental draft or if he’ll have to spend this season playing in Canada or the UFL, the NFL is going forward with its plans to hold the draft. It’s just that the league hasn’t announced who actually can participate.

According to CBSSports.com’s Rob Rang, the NFL has told all 32 teams that the draft will be held Aug. 17. Thing is, none of the teams were told which players were eligible (aside from Pryor, there’s also the possibility of Georgia RB Caleb King and UNC DE Michael McAdoo) or what order the teams will draft.

As we wrote a couple weeks ago, nobody seems quite sure about Pryor’s standing because of the way he left Ohio State. Normally, the supplemental draft is for those players who were ruled academically ineligible or kicked off their college team or who left the team after he graduated -- basically, it’s the whole “unforeseen changes in a player’s circumstances” deal.

Pryor could have declared for April’s draft, but instead, he decided to accept a five-game suspension for the 2011 season. But after coach Jim Tressel was fired, Pryor changed his mind and decided to leave the team.

Whether that’s enough of a reason for the NFL to allow him into the supplemental draft remains to be seen. But at least we have a drop-dead date for when we’ll find out. 

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