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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: Mar 7, 2011
Posted on: June 15, 2011 10:58 am
 

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

The only thing this guy is sorry for is that he got caught and now won't get paid.  But the Eagles and Steelers, who love felons, will draft him and dump millions into his lap.  The National Felon League continues.  This guy was NEVER sorry for anytihng until the lawyers told him what to do and how to do it.  "Look, if you want money, pretend to be sorry.  Now - show me your sorry face!"  That's how those talks go.  If you are in the legal field - you see it all the time.  Some guys are dumb and keep putting up the stupid tough guy face (see Labron James) and other guy who are not dumb work on their "I sorry face".  But neither guy is sorry for what he did.  They are only sorry they got caught doing something stupid - beating dogs, raping women, stealin, blah blah blah...you have heard it all before.



Since: Dec 10, 2008
Posted on: June 15, 2011 10:28 am
 

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

Are you that freaking blind? He stated that he wants to come back and graduate. Most dumb athletes wouldn't give a @!$% about getting their degree. He screwed up... Noone is perfect. He is now trying to make best of his situation and I figure once he is available to pay for his education without having to get any loans then he will get his degree. So why not in the short term have a job that you are passionate about? You should give him some credit for at least wanting to come back to college. It's the same situation for Athletes who turn pro after a couple years of college and then years down the road go back & graduate after their pro career is over. And let me get this straight... Someone is dumb just because they don't have a college degree? Is that what they teach you in school? Now that's funny! Please inform me of the school who taught you that nonsense! Knowledge has never been depicted by having a piece of paper. If I am guessing right.. The device you wrote this article on comes from a college dropout as well... who is regarded as a genius & one of the richest men in the world... So I guess he is dumb too since he choose to earn money instead of earning a piece of paper as well! BTW he never paid a dime for his college education either ;)



Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: June 15, 2011 10:23 am
 

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

i know Rosenhaus is trying to make Pryor look good, but he's WAY off base here. i cant see him being a 1st round pick. some team may give up a 2nd (doubt it, but could). 3rd round pick is possible and so is 4th. i think he ends up being taken for a 4th or 3rd.

Now, Next Question!



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: June 15, 2011 10:16 am
 

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

Rosehous would have made a great "circus shill"

Ladies and gentleman..what we have here is quite possibly the greatest QB prospect of all-time....I know that he has major character flaws..I know that his arm is very erratic..and yes I know that he was lazy and late for everything at OSU.    Still this guy could be better than anyone who has ever played in NFL history!!! Please give him a contract!!



Since: Jan 13, 2008
Posted on: June 15, 2011 10:11 am
 

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

If ANY team is willing to make him a 1st round pick it would be "The Dan's". Danny Snyder does like to see his name in the headlines.



Since: Jul 9, 2008
Posted on: June 15, 2011 9:26 am
 

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

starblazer-" Unlike Scam Newton, he proved himself over the years as a winner, though he was inconsistent." 


Then wouldn't that make him average?  Add that to his character issues and any NFL team that takes this guy is gonna lose.  Sounds like the Redskins new franchise guy. 





Since: Jul 9, 2008
Posted on: June 15, 2011 9:20 am
 

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

I'm a neutral party in all the OSU issues, but Rosenhaus is a pure scumbag.  He, and agents like him, are the reason why sports are dominated by athletes that are dumber than dirt.  The guy is 9 credits short of graduating with a FREE degree from a top tier school, and all scumbag agent A can do is "show him the money."  Some "friends" are not really that, Terrelle.  I had to pay my way through college, and "student athletes" like you are too dumb to realize what you gain by graduating from college, not in the short term but in the lifelong term.  9 CREDITS and he is more worried about playing with an oblongated ball.  SUM LERNIN' OSU GAVE HIMS.



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: June 15, 2011 8:57 am
 

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

"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
Can Newton will challenge Jamarcus Russell for the greatest #1 pick flop in NFL history. He was a one-hit wonder. He's got no ability to pick up coverages. A mediocre Duck defense gave him fits. Imagine what an NFL defense will do to him? His running ability will be greatly negated by the athletic ability of DE's and LB's in the NFL. Those guys will be able to catch him and hurt him. He's going to have a bulls-eye on him and defenses will crucify him. He's also on a horrid team. 

Pryor on the other hand, will have time to learn, hone his passing skills and perhaps bee humbled by his fall and how he entered the league. This humbling will help him. Unlike Scam Newton, he proved himself over the years as a winner, though he was inconsistent.



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: June 15, 2011 8:49 am
 

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

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 , 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 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 .

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.

Those knocking Pryor's talents, probably haven't watched much if any, college football. Pryor is troubled, but is immensely talented. He can throw, run and catch. He's tough. He shows leadership on-the-field. I always liked him as a player. This guy is no Jamarcus Russell, who was a overhyped moron. This kid can play. He's also no dummy.

His talent is good enough to play for someone in the NFL as a QB. You think Ryan Fitzpatrick is more talented? I don't. You think Tarvaris Jackson is? I certainly don't. You think Rex Grossman is? Puhleeze. Personally, I think he's better than Christian Ponder and was shocked he was drafted so high. Ponder has flop written all over him. Pryor is not a proto-type NFL QB, but could be a nice wild-cat type player and eventually a solid back-up. On the right team, with the right coaches, he could even start.

Pryor is no stiff. He's talented. The key will be if he dedicates himself to study and if he changes his behaviors off-the-field. If he does, he has a shot in the NFL.


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