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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: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: June 14, 2011 7:19 pm

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

First round pick-- yeah, and Plaxico Burress will stay out of trouble for the next 5 years and T.O is still a dominant receiver and Kenny Britt will not have any more run ins with the law---the new CBA should have a provision that outlaws scumbag, waste like this moron agent.  You would think this guy would get tired of sniffing used up jocks just to remain visible--please dont tell me how much money he makes either--plenty of dudes doing well w/o kissing some sweaty backsides---has this man no shame

Since: Dec 6, 2009
Posted on: June 14, 2011 7:16 pm

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

I was surprised that Tressel was involved but I suppose he has nothing to lose now.  I am glad that he and Pryor are still on speaking terms and he gave him his endorsement, although anything that comes from the biggest scumbag agent in the history of the NFL needs to be taken with a grain of salt.  Pryor made some mistakes and so did Tressel.  So far, this all comes down to memorabilia for tattoos, hardly a reason this kid shouldn't be given a chance if the talent is there.  I;m just not sure it is.  Pryor did nothing that all of us wouldn't do if we were in his situation.  He had no money, he had something of value.  My issue is that tattoos were the purchase, not something he needed like food, clothes or God forbid books.  

No matter what any of the haters say, Tressel is a good man and a great coach.  He let something slide and he's gone.  It sucks for everyone but the entire state of michigan, of which I don't give a damn for.   

Since: Jan 16, 2008
Posted on: June 14, 2011 6:53 pm

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

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.

I don't know who's the bigger scumbag, pryor or his agent.  The best thing for society is if these wastes of human dermis meet with an unfortunate accident.  I will say this, I didn't know pryor could read.  Kudos to osu for doing something right while he was under their tutelage.

Since: Nov 3, 2010
Posted on: June 14, 2011 6:06 pm

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

I can't finish reading this gibberish so I skipped to here.  I wouldn't expect Rosenhaus to say anything derogatory about a client. The clear fact that he has this moronish prospect as a client is remarkable.  I'm guessing Drew went in with the Wilpon's on the Ponzi scheme.  He has enough to buy the number 3 at McDonald's and that's about it.  I'll say it again in this post, to my friends, and anyone with a clear head, not every black QB who can't make it in the Not For Long becomes a 6th round flier pick as a WR.  Jeez, when will GM's realize that the Clarett's of this world are a dime a dozen and to waste a breath about a draft pick or a roster spot not only cements that GM's place in the Idiot HOF, but the owner of that franchise has to address the path of his franchise.  When will you people learn? 

Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: June 14, 2011 6:03 pm

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

Just what does he claim to be apologizing for?  I still can't tell, and I've read the statement backwards and forwards.  There's no such thing as apologizing in the abstract; that's like the sound of one hand clapping.  You apologize FOR something and acknowledge what it was.  Otherwise, it's totally meaningless and gives him deniability for anything specific that you or I may have in mind that he SHOULD be apologizing for.  In this case, the only things he specifically regrets are "putting [his coach] in a situation"--whatever that means--and for "taking [him] out of a job," which is just as vague.  Well, what is he admitting doing that caused those results?

One of the artful practices of an agent or other PR person is to make people THINK his client is saying something when he's really not saying anything.  And if any of you think you do know what he meant, think again.  Trust me, down the line when someone says to him (or to Rosenhaus), "Well you admitted [whatever]," the response will be, "Who, me?  I never said THAT."  Book it.

Since: May 17, 2011
Posted on: June 14, 2011 5:53 pm

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

You can tell by how much Pryor was stuttering and umming that he was reading something he did not write at all. And with how poorly he could read we can see exactly how intelligent he is, an IDIOT!

Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: June 14, 2011 5:49 pm

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

Rosenhaus must be a good agent.  His 25 years of experience enabled him to utter such nonsense with conviction and a straight face.  If Pryor is to succeed in the NFL and his ego lets him, I see him being used more like a poor man's Reggie Bush type/slash player than a QB.  He has some play-making skills. 

Since: Jan 19, 2008
Posted on: June 14, 2011 5:45 pm

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

MR. IRRELEVENT, thats what pick he's worth! 

Since: Jul 29, 2010
Posted on: June 14, 2011 5:44 pm

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

Pryor should bulk up and play tight end only way he will ever start in the NFL

Since: Apr 28, 2009
Posted on: June 14, 2011 5:30 pm

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

He doesn't know what he is saying and doesn't seem to care, either.  Why should the rest of us care?

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