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Mike Mayock thinks Terrelle Pryor is a fourth-rounder

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Drew Rosenhaus, the agent for former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor, believes Pryor will be a first-round pick in the supplemental draft.

A slightly more objective observer, NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock, is skeptical.

Mayock said on Total Access that after studying tape of Pryor, the most likely outcome is a team using a fourth-round pick to get Pryor in the supplemental draft, although he thinks some team might like him a little more than that.

“I would set the over-under line on the fourth round,” Mayock said. “Can somebody take him in the third round? Absolutely.”

One intriguing possibility Mayock threw out is that a team could take Pryor with the idea that he would make most of his plays with his legs, in the wildcat offense, and do just enough with his arm to keep defenses from stacking the line of scrimmage when Pryor takes the snap.

“The value for him as a rookie is in packages,” Mayock said. “I think the New York Jets are the best wildcat team in the NFL offensively. Why? Because Brad Smith can throw the football just well enough to keep you honest. That’s what I think this kid can do. He can be a package quarterback in Year One while you develop his skill set.”

What remains to be seen is whether NFL teams view Pryor as a player who’s willing to put in the work to develop his skill set, or whether he’s viewed as more trouble than the raw talent is worth.

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40 Responses to “Mike Mayock thinks Terrelle Pryor is a fourth-rounder”
  1. Soulman45 says: Jun 15, 2011 7:31 PM

    To mush bagged to be a team player,somebody will take him with a second round pick with the way QB are value.

  2. rando74 says: Jun 15, 2011 7:31 PM

    All they have to do is buy him a new car. He’ll punt if you want him to. All you have to do is buy him a new car.

  3. aequitas83 says: Jun 15, 2011 7:33 PM

    Ask Pat White how that turned out for him.

  4. cincinnasti says: Jun 15, 2011 7:35 PM

    What remains to be seen is whether NFL teams view Pryor as a player who’s willing to put in the work to develop his skill set, or whether he’s viewed as more trouble than the raw talent is worth.

    _________

    Has he been on some kind of crime spree lately? He accepted money and tattoos while he was in college. I’m sure there are guys sitting in the HOF that did worse in college.(Lawrence Taylor to name one) Not to say that the he’s a HOF’er or even a Pro Bowler but he’s got potential and someone is going see past the petty crap you guys and the NCAA put under a microscope..

  5. goombar2 says: Jun 15, 2011 7:38 PM

    Still consider him a better option than Ponder.

  6. drevilstolemymojito says: Jun 15, 2011 7:39 PM

    He could have a long career as a strong safety in the NFL. He is NOT a franchise QB. Ohio State just keeps pumping out world class intellectuals such as Terrell and Maurice.

  7. packfaninpackland says: Jun 15, 2011 7:43 PM

    As a 4th rounder he’ll make about $350-400 K per year.

    Why would he take the pay cut from what he was already making at Ohio State ???

  8. kingjoe1 says: Jun 15, 2011 7:45 PM

    I wouldnt be upset if the Eagles took a fourth round flyer on the dude. Maybe Reid can make him into a QB.

  9. berniemadoffsides says: Jun 15, 2011 7:45 PM

    4th round pick for a team desperate at QB.

    5th-7th for a team that wants a new wildcat look.

    And a 2nd round pick for Al Davis….

  10. p4hbiz says: Jun 15, 2011 7:46 PM

    The Raiders will get him in the 3rd round, I can smell Hue all over this one.

    If he would have enterd this year he would have atleast been a 2nd or 3rd rounder easily.

    GO RAIDERS!!

  11. randysavage4ever says: Jun 15, 2011 7:48 PM

    if Pryor had played well his senior season he would have been a top 5 QB in the draft… which means he would have been gone by the 3rd round anyways…

    and he might be better then that – hes worth a 3rd rounder absolutely…

    potential my friends….potential.

    Let this kid sit behind a real pro & learn on and off the field how to conduct yourself as a football player, and I think he can be special…

    I do believe in 2nd chances

  12. ezmoover says: Jun 15, 2011 7:53 PM

    It’s a good thing that Warren Moon isn’t Pryor’s advisor, otherwise…

    Mayock would be gettin’ blasted right about now!

  13. kepickle says: Jun 15, 2011 7:55 PM

    Mike Mayock the GOD of Draft Geeks & yea he knows his stuff

  14. brownsfn says: Jun 15, 2011 7:55 PM

    Whatever team takes a chance on him is gonna be very dissapointed…he wasn’t even a good college player so what makes everybody think he will be a good player in the NFL?!?!

  15. hobartbaker says: Jun 15, 2011 7:59 PM

    You have the wrong read on Pryor’s character. He came out of high school with a 3.4 GPA and was a Big Ten All Academic selection. He needs 9 credits to graduate and intends to do that. Normal situation for a third year collegian in a four year institution. He has no criminal record and no suggestion of criminal activities. Unlike THE FIRST OVERALL PICK IN THE DRAFT.

  16. thegonz13 says: Jun 15, 2011 7:59 PM

    Why would anyone use a fourth round supplemental pick -thus forfeiting a pick next year- on a guy with more baggage than an airplane cargo bay?

  17. 808raiderinparadise says: Jun 15, 2011 8:00 PM

    Let’s replace “Rounder” with “Stringer” … now this works for me.

  18. henrypuppyhead says: Jun 15, 2011 8:11 PM

    Million dollar talent, 10 cent head.

    Let the conversion to WR begin.

  19. david7590 says: Jun 15, 2011 8:17 PM

    Wouldn’t touch him.

  20. pacificamjr says: Jun 15, 2011 8:21 PM

    spot on, mike

  21. silverdeer says: Jun 15, 2011 8:24 PM

    Even though the NFL tends to overlook character issues over athletic ability, I question whether or not someone is going to dump a 4th rounder for someone who thinks they can play QB in this league when he will wind up playing WR at this level.

  22. jacksaysfu says: Jun 15, 2011 9:00 PM

    is the wildcat really a reason to waste , i mean use a 3rd on him ? it was huge for 1 season , now its basically a trick play used once a game.

    But back to pryor . while i agree his value should be in the middle rounds , I could see a team cutting loose a 2nd rounder for this project . Just look at the 7 qb’s drafted this year , all PROJECTS !! Please , just dont let it be my team !

  23. illyistic1 says: Jun 15, 2011 9:17 PM

    If he would convert to wr or te he would be a monster!

  24. hobartbaker says: Jun 15, 2011 9:27 PM

    Panthers traded the #33 overall pick in the last draft for Armanti Edwards, a 5-11, 190 pound QB with character concerns, who they converted to WR. He isn’t as fast over 40 yards as Pryor is, so I have to think that TP would have a lot more upside as a conversion project. Broncos used a fourth round pick on Julius Thomas, who only played one year of football at a small school, as a HB receiver. Pryor has to be worth more as a project receiver than Thomas. He is bigger, a much better athlete, and a year younger. Not even taking into consideration that the team taking Terrelle is GETTING TO USE THEIR PICK A YEAR EARLY. He won’t be behind any of the guys taken in April in terms of pro development. Once they all hit the field. That is worth a full round right there.

  25. towniesman says: Jun 15, 2011 9:47 PM

    Mike I think the 4th round is being genorous

  26. hobartbaker says: Jun 15, 2011 9:52 PM

    Patriots have an extra first round pick next year. I imagine they plan to finish near the top of the league. So they could afford to use their own first rounder in 2012 on Pryor in the supplemental draft. Bring back Moss to tutor him at wide receiver if he is willing to make the switch. They can get a couple more years out of Randy and Tom, with Pryor and Mallett playing catch till they’re ready. If Terrelle looks like a better QB prospect than Mallett, he sticks at his position.

  27. sakatak says: Jun 15, 2011 9:55 PM

    @hobartbaker
    Are you Terrelle Pryor?

  28. godofwine330 says: Jun 15, 2011 10:31 PM

    I do not think he WANTS to be a good/great QB. He never has. His footwork is poor, body mechanics are horrible, his arm strength is average at best, and this has been the same for his 3 years at Ohio State. In order to be a good/great QB you have to want it. He hasn’t shown that he wanted it in 3 years at Ohio State, so what would lead me to believe that he would be any different in the NFL.

    I called Ross Tucker on SiriusXM radio and said I wouldn’t waste a pick on him. Make him work for it as a free agent.

  29. hobartbaker says: Jun 15, 2011 10:38 PM

    LOL, I just think that Rosenhaus may be right. Pryor is a once in a decade athlete. Hines Ward converted from college QB to NFL WR with a lot less natural ability than Pryor. Hines is going to HOF. I could see Pittsburgh or Jacksonville with their history of slash players using a second rounder. Miami or the Jets, possibly, as well.

  30. whatswiththehate says: Jun 15, 2011 10:46 PM

    How ironic that Mayock is now determining Pryor’s future. At least he had Cam going in the first to second round in the draft. I guess if Pryor’s agent slips Mayock a few dollars like Tom Condon did with Blaine, he’ll be more than happy to move Pryor up a round or two.

    I’ve lost all levels of respect for Mayock and all his elite buddies in the sports media. I personally think he’ll say anything if it helps his image.

  31. denverhighrize says: Jun 15, 2011 10:46 PM

    4th round is generous I think. Not because the kid doesn’t have talent…he does. I mean he can drive an illegal car from 0 to 60 like no other. He can be part of ruining a national program better than Eric Dickerson. I mean this kid has all the intangibles.

  32. xxravennationxx says: Jun 15, 2011 10:50 PM

    Pat White is like 5’9 -5’10……Pryor is 6’5 ….so him and Pat White are two different players….

  33. 1buckeye76 says: Jun 15, 2011 11:46 PM

    Soulman45 says: Jun 15, 2011 7:31 PM

    To mush bagged to be a team player,somebody will take him with a second round pick with the way QB are value.

    Drink 3 more 40’s before posting next time.

  34. thomas2727 says: Jun 16, 2011 12:02 AM

    Only takes one sucker and that snake oil salesman Rosenhaus knows this.

  35. denverhighrize says: Jun 16, 2011 12:09 AM

    The fact that we even talk about Pryor says something

  36. laxer37 says: Jun 16, 2011 1:32 AM

    I saw every game in Pryor’s college career and I could count on one hand the number of times he impressed me as a passer.

    Reminds me a lot of Tebow. Big guy, great runner, strong arm, but had receivers that constantly made up for their lack of accuracy.

    Tebow has shown the willingness to work and has had some success in limited NFL action. Not sure Pryor has the same focus and work ethic to become a better passer.

  37. steeler1nation says: Jun 16, 2011 2:30 AM

    “drevilstolemymojito says:
    Jun 15, 2011 7:39 PM
    He could have a long career as a strong safety in the NFL. He is NOT a franchise QB. Ohio State just keeps pumping out world class intellectuals such as Terrell and Maurice.”

    re: “drevilstolemymojito”
    Wow. Weak attempt by you to try to be cute, backed up evidence that slaps your statement in the face.
    So, Terrelle Pryor and Maurice Clarett — 2! (TWO!) lousy guys (character-wise, although Clarett has made strided to turn in around, which is good to see), but again, TWO! guys in 10 years there, that’s all you’ve got ?!?
    Pathetic. That’s actually impressive by tOSU, compared to some other schools.
    Most of the guys that came through Tressel’s program turned out to be fine young men, (i.e.: James Laurinaitus, Malcom Jenkins, A.J. Hawk, etc. etc.) … but you sound off with the 2 bad apples in 10 years.
    Weak by you. Don’t know which school it is you support, but I’m sure it’s inferior to OSU, as evidence of your inferiority-complex comment.

  38. vicpetro says: Jun 16, 2011 2:49 AM

    Once in a decade athlete? That’s ridiculous.

  39. sthelen45 says: Jun 16, 2011 8:17 AM

    As a point of reference, I am a Michigan fan, so therefore don’t have much good to say about Ohio State. However, everything that I’ve ever heard about Terrelle Pryor concerning football is how hard he works to be good and how coachable he is, almost to the extent that he tried too hard to make the coaches happy (throwing instead of running, when he should have probably ran). All this stuff with the NCAA has nothing to do with football. I don’t think he’ll be a huge problem for an NFL team, and I really don’t think this so-called “baggage” is going to stop a team that wants him from trying to get him.

  40. CKL says: Jun 16, 2011 9:21 AM

    hobartbaker says:
    Jun 15, 2011 9:52 PM
    Patriots have an extra first round pick next year. I imagine they plan to finish near the top of the league. So they could afford to use their own first rounder in 2012 on Pryor in the supplemental draft. Bring back Moss to tutor him at wide receiver if he is willing to make the switch. They can get a couple more years out of Randy and Tom, with Pryor and Mallett playing catch till they’re ready. If Terrelle looks like a better QB prospect than Mallett, he sticks at his position.
    _________________________________
    Come on dude, you’re smarter than this. Though perhaps you are a fan of another AFC East team which would explain your desire for this to happen. :)

    I think I speak for a lot of Pats fans when I say this: CAN HE RUSH THE PASSER? Because that’s what a lot of us are concerned with…not wasting a first rounder some developmental QB who has ethics issues. Hoyer is a fine backup and either he or Mallett should be just fine to battle it out for that spot. Moss shouldn’t even be allowed back in Foxboro in a Pats uni again. Ever.

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