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Rosenhaus expects Pryor to be a '1st-round pick'

Posted on: June 14, 2011 2:39 pm
Edited on: June 14, 2011 2:54 pm
Posted by Ryan Wilson

Terrelle Pryor, who left Ohio State last week amid controversy, held a press conference Tuesday afternoon to briefly talk about the past, as well as his plans for the future. He didn't take questions from the media. The partial transcript is below (via ESPN2):
I apologize for putting [coach Jim Tressel] in a situation, and for taking [Tressel] out of a job and a place that [he] loved to be. I regret the fact that [he isn't] there anymore, I regret the fact that I'm not there anymore.

In terms of Ohio State, I have nine more credits left at The Ohio State University and I'd like to come back and graduate sometime … and finish my degree and graduate as a Buckeye.

In terms of my future, I'm entering the supplemental draft and I'm working hard every single day on the field and off the field to be a better quarterback. Also one of my goals is to be the best person I can possibly be off the field and to be the best role model I could possibly be off the field. Thank you all for coming again, and God bless you all.
Pryor's new agent, Drew Rosenhaus, then spoke about his client:
Terrific. Thank you, Terrelle. Guys, I'd like to talk a little big about this outstanding young man's future in the National Football League. I've been an agent for 25 years now and I am very excited to be working with him. I have met with Terrelle at length and I am very impressed with him.

He is a young man here today expressing tremendous remorse. He is very sad about what has happened to his college career and Ohio State. I can tell you that he is extremely, uh … he is responsible for the mistakes he has made. He's owned up to them. There are no excuses here. No excuses at all.

But the past is now the past and we have to move ahead. There is no point in him looking back except for him to become the best person he can be. And I believe in him.

The reason that I signed him as a player, despite all of the prognostications and whatnot, is that I'm a firm believer after 25 years of experience that Terrelle Pryor will be a great -- not a good quarterback -- a great quarterback in the National Football League. That he's going to be a star. That this experience that he has gone through will galvanize him and make him a better person, a stronger person.
Terrelle Pryor's NFL future

There is no doubt in my mind that he has a great work ethic. He has incredible talent. I can tell you that when I was talking to him about representing him, I spoke with Jim Tressel. And I was very moved by what Jim Tressel had to say to me. I don't know that I've ever heard a coach speak more fondly of a player than Jim Tressel spoke about Terrelle.

He talked about him in the same way you'd talk about a son. They talk everyday, four or five times a day. There's no way I'd be representing him … without Jim Tressel's involvement. We're going to work very closely together, he's going to champion this young man. I was very touched by what he had to say about Terrelle's character, his work ethic, his drive and his makeup.

I'm very confident that this drive, this character, this makeup -- along with his incredible physical ability -- he's one of the most gifted quarterbacks that the NFL has seen. For anybody who questions where he's going to be drafted, I expect him to be a first-round pick in the supplemental draft.

This league needs quarterbacks. Are you kidding me? Middle round for this guy? You talk about Cam Newton being the first pick of the draft and he deserves it? Let me tell you what, I'll make all the comparisons all day long: [Pryor] is 31-4 at Ohio State. He has 8,000 total yards in three years. He holds 59 touchdowns -- a record at Ohio State. This is Big 10 football that he has dominated.

He is going to be a great NFL quarterback. With all the teams that need QBs, you can't tell me that people are not going to jump on this young man. And let me tell you what: everyday I'm going to put him in a position where he's going to meet with teams. He's not going to make any excuses. He's going to tell the teams that he made some mistakes out of maturity, but he has a good heart.

I've represented a lot of players in the NFL. This young man has got character."
Rosenhaus may have high hopes for his client, but the reality right now is that Pryor doesn't appear to be an NFL quarterback.

ESPN's Chris Mortensen, having talked to five general managers around the league, said "The early reviews (about Pryor) are not that positive or glowing as Drew would say. I heard somebody speculate on a supplemental draft pick -- and it is far different than the usual draft -- [that Pryor is] a fourth-rounder. ...

"One thing you hear from GMs is that it's not fair to compare him to Cam Newton -- except in size and athleticism -- because Cam Newton is a much stronger thrower in terms of his ability to drive the football."

If history is any guide, facts won't get in the way of Rosenhaus promoting his client.

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Since: Apr 10, 2011
Posted on: June 18, 2011 11:28 am

Rosenhaus expects Pryor to be a '1st-round pick'

This is just embarrassing. I've never been a big fan of Rosenhaus, but this is icing on the cake. As some people have mentioned earlier, Pryor has left the Ohio State football program in ruins. He caused a great coach to resign over his stupidity, and now he's going to try and go to the NFL where he "hopes" to make millions of dollars. He may try to forget what he's done, but I'm pretty sure those NFL coaches and GM's won't. This a joke! First round my foot. I'd say he's a late round pick, 6th-7th at BEST. No team is going to want this distraction around their team, and I don't think he's someone that can be trusted. If he's made one stupid mistake already, who says he's not going to make another one again?

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Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: June 16, 2011 1:22 pm

Rosenhaus expects Pryor to be a '1st-round pick'

I don’t know the lawyer that was speaking on behalf of Pryor before, but he need to speak to him about the agent he selected. This guy is a cancer to owners. He always ask the top limit for players. When the owner refuse his offer he counsel his clients to sit out.

Sitting out does not bring in any cash flow. After sitting so long your status diminish in the eye of the team that draft you as well as potential teams that might would want you.

He represented Jered Weaver, a pitcher from Long Beach State that was drafted by the Angels. He was an outstanding pitcher and had several excellent years pitching for Long Beach State. The Angels refused to pay the amount requested. This agent recommended he sit the season out and enter the draft the following year.

What team is gonna sign this player the next season, knowing they would have the same problem signing him as he would have the same agent.

Lucky Jered had a brother that pitched for the Dodgers. He told his brother to go ahead and sign and not to listen to this stupid agent. Jered signed and is still pitching for the Angels.  

He was or is still T.O. Agent. I think he had something to do with the Eagles telling T.O. to take his craft to another team along with his big mouth.

I doubt Pryor will be a first round draft choice. He has too many flaws in his delivery, checking down, he is a run after the first check down.. I don’t think he has a strong big arm delivery that would get the ball past a quick corner or safety. He also don’t make good decisions.

He might have had a good college career, but all the scouts are looking at the same flaws. He might be a project for a team 2-3 years from now, but a first rounder, this agent  is blowing smoke. All Pryor is doing is grinning from ear to ear and not looking at the same tapes the scouts are looking at.

Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: June 15, 2011 11:35 pm

Rosenhaus expects Pryor to be a '1st-round pick'

There is no way any team would take Pryor in the first round because that would mean they would lose their first round pick in the regular draft.  He is way too big of a risk to do that.  He is a run first QB and 9 out of 10, they fail in the NFL.  Also, he has a poor pocket presence as he needs to scramble in order to feel comfortable throwing.  Most of his TD's at Ohio State came running and not throwing.  The spread offense does not translate to the NFL.  Also, the character issues are way too large for anyone to risk him in the first round.  Compare him to Tebow as a player but they had major character differences.  Tebow was a team player who was a winner and Pryor is only in it for himself.  He is a selfish immature young child who has taken his talent and freakish athletic ability for granted.  In the NFL, you need to work hard; talent alone won't guarantee a stellar career.  Just look at Vince Young and JaMarcus Russell.  Both had character issues and both have been disappointing.  This guy clearly does not have the work ethic and is only saying he is sorry to Tressel and OSU now because he will not have to serve his suspension.  Now, he will go unpunished.  He needed another year at school and not just to develop (he would not have changed his style of play anyway), but to grow up and get ready for the real world.  By dropping out, he was being very selfish because he did not want to face the consequences coming to him.  And not surprising, Rosenhaus is his agent.  It seems like he takes on every troubled player or any player with superegos who think the world revolves around them.  He is a great agent because he tries to sell his product as though it is the best, but anyone who has watched Pryor knows he is far from being an NFL caliber QB.  And I even heard on ESPN he could be a project at QB.  This guy will never be a QB in the NFL because he is too selfish, is not dedicated enough, and is too into himself to want to study game tape for hours each week that is needed for an NFL QB.  If he wants to be a QB, he needs to be less concerned about himself and more concerned about making his team better and being a leader.  He clearly was not one at OSU.  But he will go 3rd round or later because no teams are giving up their first or second round picks to draft this scum.

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