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Terrelle Pryor could still be eligible

Posted on: August 9, 2011 6:48 pm
 
It is accurate that Terrelle Pryor, the former Ohio State quarterback, isn't eligible for the upcoming supplemental draft, as one report states. But that's slightly deceptive. The more accurate statement is that he isn't eligible...yet.

I'm told by a league official that teams are informed of a player's eligibility as their applications are reviewed. So the fact Pryor wasn't on this league communique basically means nothing. He could be on the next one. Or the next one.

Now he could definitely still be ruled out it's just that he isn't yet.

The bigger problem for Pryor is what teams think of him. General managers continue to tell me they aren't impressed and the belief is that he's a marginal NFL talent. Some believe Pryor needs to spend a few years in Canada before taking on the NFL.
Category: NFL
Tags: Ohio State
 
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Since: Feb 22, 2008
Posted on: August 10, 2011 7:44 pm
 

Terrelle Pryor could still be eligible

What? No mention of race by Freeman in a column about a black athlete? You mean "the man" isn't trying to punish Pryor because he is a misbehaving black man? Freeman missed his chance to make a total fool of himself with this one.
Well I can see you jumped at the opportunity.  Trying to bait a race-baiter with race-baiting.  Well done.



Since: Dec 21, 2006
Posted on: August 10, 2011 1:52 pm
 

Terrelle Pryor could still be eligible

let him be eligible. then maybe he wont get picked, can go to the canadian league and we wont have to hear about him anymore.



Since: Sep 30, 2006
Posted on: August 10, 2011 12:52 pm
 

Terrelle Pryor could still be eligible

Just wahat the NFL needs..another below-marginal, self-absorbed, QB.....NOT !!!



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: August 10, 2011 9:50 am
 

Terrelle Pryor could still be eligible

What? No mention of race by Freeman in a column about a black athlete? You mean "the man" isn't trying to punish Pryor because he is a misbehaving black man? Freeman missed his chance to make a total fool of himself with this one.



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: August 10, 2011 9:48 am
 

Terrelle Pryor could still be eligible

To qualify for the supp draft, a player must have been ruled ineligible to participate in NCAA athletics during the upcoming season. Pryor was still eligible to play at OSU, but he simply decided to quit. He won't make the supp. Bending the rules for this kid would set a bad example.



Since: Sep 13, 2009
Posted on: August 10, 2011 7:14 am
 

Terrelle Pryor could still be eligible

dabig, you might want to read the last paragraph of the article for your answer.



Since: Dec 29, 2009
Posted on: August 10, 2011 6:00 am
 

Terrelle Pryor could still be eligible

Just out of curiousity... what are reasons why the NFL would not accept Pryor into the Sup Draft?



Since: Aug 6, 2011
Posted on: August 10, 2011 12:18 am
 

Terrelle Pryor could still be eligible

The comparison between Newton and Pryor is interesting but I'm guessing the untrained eye is missing something (and I'd like to include Tebow in the comparison too).


im being serious when i say i respect your un-bias opinion im new to this sight i dont know what add to fav. mean but i hope it means it tells me when u post id be interested to hear your opinion on other subjects. altho im gonna haveto disagree about the mechanics tebow like you said is doomed but pryors is just as good as cams. i give the arm strength to cam and thats it. all other areas pryor is the same,better or at least close. oh yeah cam played in a flasher system but u cant hold that against pryor. 



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: August 9, 2011 10:14 pm
 

Terrelle Pryor could still be eligible

The comparison between Newton and Pryor is interesting but I'm guessing the untrained eye is missing something (and I'd like to include Tebow in the comparison too).

I (the untrained eye in question) thought that Newton was not overly accurate in the title game.  And its basic knowledge that Pryor is pretty inaccurate.  Tim Tebow is just as inaccurate too.

All three run very well and are tough.  All three have lead winning teams in big games while in college.  I haven't heard Pryor speak much but both Newton and Tebow are very well spoken.  So that may be a difference but I have no idea, not gonna guess.

Tebow has unquestionable character while both Newton and, especially, Pryor ARE characters.  Pryor comes across as a self entitled brat, much like Jimmy Clausen did coming out of high school and Jeff George did his entire NCAA and NFL life (you can include Ryan Leaf, etc).  Newton doesn't come across like that, but he has a very questionable father (at best) or has no personal integrity (at worst).

Tebow has a flawed throwing motion that some say will doom him to mediocrity in the NFL.  Pryor takes half an hour to throw the ball (think Randall Cunningham times 10) so that's a similar and major issue relating to their mechanics.  I don't know much about Newton's mechanics but my guess is that at some detailed level (to the trained eye) Newton must have a much better delivery than either Tebow or Pryor because he was the overall #1 pick while Tebow was drafted late in the 1st round (much due to his high character) and Pryor may not get drafted at all (due to the combo of bad mechanics and poor character?)

All three are super athletes and winners on the field at the college level, so it should be intersting to see how each pan out.




Since: Aug 6, 2011
Posted on: August 9, 2011 9:07 pm
 

Terrelle Pryor could still be eligible

i said it before and ill say it again pryor is almost a mirror image of cam newton if cam is an overall #1 all you haters cant say pryor wouldnt be an absolute still in sup/draft. and someone had a very interesting point the other day cam and pryor both played arkansas and pryors stats were way better. ya know who else pryor is better than..... baine gabbert who cant even get a starting postion without garrard getting hurt!


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