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'Im sorry, you're not on the list...'

Posted on: August 9, 2011 6:49 pm
Edited on: August 9, 2011 6:52 pm
 

Former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor will be standing outside the velvet ropes when the Supplemental Draft occurs on August 17th...though a late repreive is still possible.

Jason LaConfora of NFL Network reports that Pryor's name is not on a list of eligible players sent to teams by the league.  Pryor's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, countered on Twitter that he "spoke with NFL today and were told no decision made yet regarding Terrelle's eligibility for the supp draft."

In other words, stay tuned.
 
Former Georgia running back Caleb King was on the list provided to teams, as he was asked cordially not to return to the university due to the academics. His pro day will occur in Athens on August 15th.

Though he had earned the starting job for the Bulldogs after Washaun Ealey left school in May, King does not rank as above-average in any one category. Teams could consider using a late-round pick to secure King's services as solid north-south reserve back with some size and balance, but it won't be surprising if they just wait to sign him as a free agent after the event.
  
The other player on the supplemental draft list sent to teams was Northern Illinois safety Tracy Willson. Wilson started 17 of 34 games played for the Huskies, missing five games with a hamstring injury in 2010. He led the team with 93 stops in 2009 and racked up 23 stops in early match-ups last year against North Dakota and Iowa State before the injury hampered his effectiveness the rest of the year.

Wilson was a productive college player because he has good size (listed at 6-2, 203, probably a bit shorter than that) and likes to come downhill quickly (with bad intentions) to support vs. the run and prevent yards after the catch in zone coverage. His strong duck-and-swipe tackling and shoulder hits may not be as effective at the next level, however, and he lacks recovery speed to stay with most NFL skill position players down the field.

A strong pre-draft workout may entice a team to use a seventh round pick on him, but it's more likely he will try to earn a practice squad spot as a free agent and make an impact on special teams (he has potential as a gunner) if "called up" during the 2011 or 2012 seasons.
  
--Contributed by NFLDraftScout.com Senior Analyst Chad Reuter

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