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Raiders take Terrelle Pryor in third round

Posted on: August 22, 2011 1:42 pm
Edited on: August 22, 2011 3:59 pm
 
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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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 1:02 am
 

Raiders take Terrelle Pryor in third round



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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 18, 2011 11:41 am
 

Raiders take Terrelle Pryor in third round

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Since: Mar 28, 2011
Posted on: August 26, 2011 9:27 pm
 

Raiders take Terrelle Pryor in third round

If CBS wishes to break the law and delete my post, they will have to deal with a lawyer about it. My post, on the other hand, was not racist or hate filled in any way. It was simply stating scientific fact. You sound to me like a white who has what is called "white guilt," meaning you think you owe something to non-whites, when you don't. You, we have every right to be proud of our race, just like every other race has the right to have pride in theirs. When was the last time you saw "White History Month," or the "United White Kid College Fund?" You won't, because if someone starts an organization that wants that, the white guilters will call it racist and destroy it in the media. Facts can't be hidden, however, and are all over the internet with information on scientific studies proving every single word I posted. Facts are not hate, Mr. Raiders fan, they are just facts. I'm also not anti-black. My favorite player of all time may be Daryl Johnston, but #2 is Emmit Smith. I may enjoy having Tony Romo as my QB, but I also like Dez Bryant, Felix Jones, Tashard Choice... any number of black players. So before you mention "hate spewing" or any other such nonsense, ask a few questions instead.



Since: Feb 21, 2011
Posted on: August 26, 2011 1:13 am
 

Raiders take Terrelle Pryor in third round

Actually, everything I posted is fact. That doesn't include ignorance, it includes knowledge. Go do some research, you'll find out I'm right about every single thing I posted.
Sithmaster,
Your so knowledgeable, the Administrator deleted your hate filled racist post.....and before you make any assumptions, I'm white and your comment was extremely offensive....it's people like you that perpetuate racial divisions and mistrust.



Since: Mar 28, 2011
Posted on: August 25, 2011 1:54 pm
 

Raiders take Terrelle Pryor in third round

@sithmaster.....that may be the most ignorant post in the history of this site.
Actually, everything I posted is fact. That doesn't include ignorance, it includes knowledge. Go do some research, you'll find out I'm right about every single thing I posted.



Since: Jan 4, 2011
Posted on: August 23, 2011 8:17 pm
 

Raiders take Terrelle Pryor in third round

Never saw any of Pryor beyond highlights, but my intution (based on minimal facts and no observation at all) was that he had a better chance succeeding that a lot of other guys. Now that he's in the NFL, I'm getting cold feet on the idea. You can't help it with QB prospects.

I do think that QB prospects should be more willing to switch position both in college and after. Paul Hornung moved to halfback, and he did pretty good. So have many others.

John Lynch came to Stanford as a QB. Left a DB, and will go to Canton.



Since: Feb 21, 2011
Posted on: August 23, 2011 7:28 pm
 

Raiders take Terrelle Pryor in third round

@sithmaster.....that may be the most ignorant post in the history of this site.




Since: Feb 21, 2011
Posted on: August 23, 2011 7:24 pm
 

Raiders take Terrelle Pryor in third round

A few facts here....to address some of the things being discussed throughout this thread:

1...I'm White

2...I don't like Pryor or Tebow as QBs

3...I actually think Pryor is better than Tebow

4....Jamarcus is relevant here as he was 1)drafted by the Raiders, 2) the raiders are still taking a cap hit on him and 3)he is by far the worst number 1 overall pick in the history of the NFL

5....Jamarcus was worse than the other QBs mentioned as busts (Leaf, Carr, etc.) because those other QBs at least cared enough not to become fat lazy slobs that were too self absorbed to even learn the playbook or study defenses


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