Posted on: July 11, 2011 10:54 am
Edited on: July 22, 2011 4:31 pm
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.
Posted on: April 11, 2011 2:16 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli
It's a tough time to be an Ohio State Buckeyes fan right now. Not only do you have to deal with the latest fiasco involving head coach Jim Tressel and the Buckeye Five, but there's also the fact that once the season starts, neither Tressel or the Buckeye Five will be available for the first five games of the season. That means no Terrelle Pryor, no Dan Herron, no DeVier Posey and no head coach. Of course, while all this is going on, there's also the age-old tradition of kicking someone while they're down, and that seems to be the case with Ohio State these days.
The latest incident comes from the National Football Post's Dave Miller, who is reporting that, according to a source, Terrelle Pryor is considering leaving Ohio State to enter the NFL's supplemental draft rather than serve his suspension.
The dual-threat signal caller has not dismissed the idea of going the NFL Supplemental Draft route. According to a source, the odds of Pryor staying for his senior season are about 60-40, but Notre Dame receiver Michael Floyd coming out and declaring for the supplemental draft would have a direct effect on his decision. Of course, Floyd dodged suspension by the school’s Residence Life committee after being arrested for DUI. However, head coach Brian Kelly suspended his star receiver for the foreseeable future.
Ah, yes, "a source" who says there's a "60-40" chance he could leave. Which leads to a whole lot of room for error should Pryor not leave Ohio State. After all, there's a 40% chance he won't! So if I were an Ohio State fan, I wouldn't get too worried about this story, especially in light of this tweet from Adam Jardy of the Buckeye Sports Bulletin.
Also, if that's not enough to squash any fears you may be having about Pryor's Ohio State career, there's more. While the National Football Post is an NFL website that has a good handle on NFL matters, it's track record with college stories isn't as strong. As Matt Hinton of Dr. Saturday points out, the last time the site ran a story about a college player entering the draft, it was this story about Oklahoma's Sam Bradford.
According to that report, Bradford was going to declare himself eligible for the NFL Draft following Oklahoma's bout with Florida in the 2009 BCS Championship. A week later Bradford announced he was returning to Oklahoma.
So don't lose any sleep, Buckeye fans.