Tag:NFL Supplemental Draft
Posted on: August 17, 2011 9:59 am
Edited on: August 17, 2011 10:00 am
 

Report: NCAA investigating Pryor's trip to Miami

Posted by Chip Patterson

The NCAA has reportedly expanded their Ohio State investigation to include a trip Terrelle Pryor took to the Miami area in March, according to a report in the Columbus Dispatch.

The findings that left left Pryor suspended for five games and lost head coach Jim Tressel his job were in connection with improper benefits regarding a tattoo parlor owner and the sale of memorabilia. When the NCAA's investigation began to focus more on Pryor directly, the star quarterback abruptly left school in June and declared his intentions to participate in the NFL's supplemental draft.

The Dispatch cites two sources who claim that the NCAA was checking into Pryor's trip to South Beach over spring break in March, a trip that may have been arranged by Jeannette, Pa. businessman Ted Sarniak.

Sarniak, if you recall, was one of the people that Tressel turned to after receiving an email tip regarding possible wrongdoing in his football program. The former Buckeyes coach defended himself saying he was looking out for Pryor's safety, and Sarniak has been a mentor to Pryor since the quarterback was in high school. But Sarniak's mentor status was addressed already by Ohio State's compliance director in 2008 when Pryor began his freshman year. The school determined that the businessman may continue his relationship with Pryor, but "the relationship must change."

The NFL was supposed to hold the supplemental draft on Wednesday, but they have decided to postpone to a later date. Pryor is one of six players hoping to get picked up in the unique player acquisition event that allows a team to trade a future pick for the opportunity to draft a player who has become ineligible for collegiate play since the January deadline.
Posted on: July 26, 2011 7:26 pm
Edited on: July 26, 2011 7:26 pm
 

Pryor ineligible, gets 5-year campus ban from OSU

Posted by Adam Jacobi

Any lingering uncertainty there may have been to Terrelle Pryor's status with Ohio State -- and there was some, as far as the NFL was concerned -- has been put to rest, as Ohio State has dropped the hammer on its former quarterback.

Here's the latest news on Pryor from the Ohio State RapidReports feed:

The QB's attorney, Larry James, received a letter from AD Gene Smith on Tuesday stating Pryor would have been ineligible for the 2011 season and that he’s barred from having any contact with the program for five years.

This is good news for Pryor (seriously!). As of yesterday, Pryor still technically had eligibility remaining with Ohio State, and his situation didn't fit the NFL's definition of the "extenuating circumstances" that would allow a player to be taken in the supplemental draft. That, clearly, has changed now.

Of course, the down side is the punishment itself; Pryor is now a pariah of sorts, and being disallowed from contact with his old program for five years pretty much stinks for him. At the same time, there's still a lingering, often nasty resentment among Buckeye fans of Pryor for his role in Jim Tressel's departure, so Pryor might feel more welcome somewhere else for the next few years anyway.

 

Posted on: July 25, 2011 12:15 pm
Edited on: July 25, 2011 12:33 pm
 

Pryor may be ineligible for supplemental draft

Posted by Tom Fornelli

While just about all football fans are sitting around waiting for the NFL to end its lockout -- the one that is real close to ending now -- former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor may be paying closer attention to the situation than the average fan.

Pryor, who left Ohio State in June, is hoping to enter the NFL through the league's supplemental draft, but it turns out that he may not be able to. At least, not this year.

The NFL hasn't announced a date yet for the supplemental draft thanks to the lockout, and it's possible that there may not even be one in 2011. Making matters worse for Pryor, it could turn out that even if there is a supplemental draft, Pryor may not be eligible for it.

“If there are no players eligible for a supplemental draft, there is no supplemental draft,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told FOXSports.com. “It is for players whose circumstances have changed in an unforeseen way after the regular (college) draft. It is not a mechanism for simply bypassing the regular (draft).” 

Aiello specified those "unforeseen" events to be a player who was kicked off their college team, was declared academically ineligible or graduated and decided to leave school. Pryor is none of those three things as he decided to leave Ohio State on his own after Jim Tressel was forced to resign as coach.

Which means that it's entirely possible Pryor won't be eligible for the supplemental draft if there is one, and he's going to take an entire year off from football before he can pursue a NFL career. Which isn't a good situation to be in for a quarterback whose ability to play quarterback in the NFL is already a question mark to many scouts.
Posted on: July 12, 2011 10:18 am
Edited on: July 22, 2011 4:31 pm
 

Former Gator not tempted by supplemental draft

Posted by Chip Patterson

With the now-former Georgia running back Caleb King joining the group of players available for the NFL supplemental draft, another former SEC standout says there is no rush to end his college career.

Former Florida cornerback Janoris Jenkins was dismissed from the Gators' program in June after his third drug arrest, his second in a four-month span. Now with Northern Alabama, Jenkins is looking forward to turning around his reputation and was not interested in making a situation-forced jump to the next level.

"It's not all about the money," Jenkins said to The Florence Times-Daily. "I went three years without money at the University of Florida, so why can't I do it another year. I'm not in a rush to get the money. I just wanted to come back and rebuild my image."

Jenkins may have stepped down from the SEC ranks, but if you are going to drop to Division II - joining former Auburn head coach Terry Bowden is a great way to keep your pro prospects alive. Bowden believes that Jenkins is a first-round draft pick, and is looking forward to seeing what he can bring to the team in his final year of eligibility. As for Gators' head coach Will Muschamp, Jenkins insists that he harbors no ill will towards the first-year coach and they have even stayed in touch through text messages. Jenkins' absence leaves the Gators with only one returning starter in the secondary, junior cornerback Jeremy Brown.
Posted on: July 11, 2011 10:54 am
Edited on: July 22, 2011 4:31 pm
 

Report: Caleb King to enter supplemental draft

Posted by Chip Patterson

The pressure on highly touted freshman running back Isaiah Crowell this season at Georgia increased with the announcement that Caleb King would be academically ineligible to play in 2011. Recent reports would suggest that King does not plan on suiting up in a Bulldogs uniform again, and will be testing the (supplemental) draft waters.

Seth Emerson, of the Macon Telegraph, reported on Sunday that a source close to King has said the to-be senior has decided to enter the NFL supplemental draft. The date of the supplemental draft has not been announced yet due to the lockout, though league officials have confirmed the event will take place. King will join former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor in the group of players hoping to become a late addition to an NFL roster.

If a team selects a player in the supplemental draft, they will forfeit their selection in that round of the following year's draft. Instead of the usual draft order, teams are grouped by win total and a franchise may submit a bid on what round they would be willing to pick a certain player. NFL teams will have to decide first if they want to add Pryor or King, and then at what cost.
 
 
 
 
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