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Pryor’s workout creates third-round buzz

Terrelle Pryor Pro Day Getty Images

Every quarterback ever taken in the supplemental draft, from Dave Wilson (Saints) in 1981 to Bernie Kosar (Browns) in 1985 to Steve Walsh (Cowboys) in 1989 to Timm Rosenbach (Cardinals) in 1989 to Dave Brown (Giants) in 1992, came off the board in round one.  Though agent Drew Rosenhaus has declared that Terrelle Pryor will follow suit, the more realistic assessment falls lower.

But not as lower as previously believed.

Initially, Pryor was believed to be headed for the fourth- to sixth-round range. Pryor’s Pro Day workout, which featured a 40-yard dash timed anywhere from 4.36 to 4.41 seconds, has helped move the target zone for Pryor into round three.

Teams to watch include the Bengals, Redskins, Dolphins, and Steelers.

The Browns also need to be taken seriously, as pointed out by the two guys on NBC who have a brand new desk behind which they stand.

And, no, I’m not standing on a box.

I’m standing on a chair.

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48 Responses to “Pryor’s workout creates third-round buzz”
  1. hobartbaker says: Aug 21, 2011 10:53 PM

    Standing on a chair? What happened to the soap box?

  2. hobartbaker says: Aug 21, 2011 10:55 PM

    Maybe T.P. draft status is “third round buzz”, but that lettuce is first round buzz.

  3. larrydavidstern says: Aug 21, 2011 10:55 PM

    Someone gonna jump the gun and draft him in the 2nd? Raiders?

  4. mvpolamalu says: Aug 21, 2011 10:55 PM

    All those teams could use a qb exept the steelers? I’m confused. They don’t even need a backup with leftwich and Dixon

  5. ICDogg says: Aug 21, 2011 10:57 PM

    3rd round? Who says that? Rosenhaus?

  6. barklikeadog says: Aug 21, 2011 10:59 PM

    Mike Holmgren: DON’T DO IT! signed Browns fan.

  7. kmurph1226 says: Aug 21, 2011 11:00 PM

    The Dolphins won’t draft him. Why would they draft a QB, who won’t be NFL ready for another 3 years, when he is going to miss 5 games and their job is on the line.

    I think the Raiders draft him only because he ran 4.4 forty.

  8. quiettexan says: Aug 21, 2011 11:05 PM

    i really don’t understand how the supplemental draft works. =/

  9. WingT says: Aug 21, 2011 11:06 PM

    Every time I thought Pryor was overrated as a college QB he ended up doing something spectacular in a game…..he is a tough one to figure out – can’t wait to see who takes him and in which round…heck of an athlete

  10. flagstaffphotos says: Aug 21, 2011 11:08 PM

    As I said yesterday – Steelers will be in the mix. They like having some local talent that the community can get behind a little. And Dennis Dixon does not seem to have any kind of a longterm future in Pittsburgh anymore.

  11. liquidpatriot says: Aug 21, 2011 11:21 PM

    I can just about guarentee you, someone (dolphins would b my guess) will jump the gun and take him far earlier than expected, out of the simple fear of another team doing the same thing…i would not be surprised at all, if someone takes him in the first round…theres just not much of a downside here if you consider its the supplemenal draft, and most of these kids will not stick in this league…

  12. possiblecabbage says: Aug 21, 2011 11:22 PM

    It’s odd to me that Pryor’s workout is creating buzz. Other than his 40 time, his workout wasn’t actually very good for someone billed to be a “freak athlete” (31″ vert, 10’4″ broad, 4.3 short shuttle, and 7.2 cone.) For example, his 3-cone time was worse than all but one QBs who worked out at the combine (Jerrod Johnson), all WRs who worked out at the combine, and all but a handful of TEs who worked at the combine.

    Completing 27/39 passes in a controlled environment isn’t that encouraging either. Jake Locker, a guy who was hounded by the media for his inaccuracy as a passer in the pre-draft run-up was 38/40 at his Pro Day.

  13. hobartbaker says: Aug 21, 2011 11:25 PM

    Pryor is Cam Newton. With normal sized ears and facial features.

  14. whatswiththehate says: Aug 21, 2011 11:26 PM

    Seriously, is the lovefest for this kid by the sports media’s their way of showing the world that they’re aren’t against African-American’s being QBs. Especially since they jumped into attack and destroy mode with Cam as soon as he announced his draft intentions and he ended up way higher than the sports elite wanted him too be? Or is it because Pryor isn’t much of a threat since there was no real threat of him going much higher than third or forth round?

  15. gugurich says: Aug 21, 2011 11:28 PM

    Terrelle Pryor got me thinking about Brad Smith. What’s his deal? He’s a great athlete as well but only seems to play special teams and quarterback the Wildcat. Has he tried to cut it as a wide receiver and failed or is he just content to be a gimmick?

  16. 6thsense79 says: Aug 21, 2011 11:33 PM

    Wow. That forty time is rediculous for a guy his size (6′ 5″ 235lbs). Even if he doesn’t play QB in the league he has enough talent to play Tight End or maybe even as a WR. I’d still like to see some team try him out at QB though. Too bad Philly is already set at QB and won’t be using a 3rd rounder on another…..I think they could really mold him into a starting NFL QB. For the record I think Philly will probably do wonders for Vince Young’s development also and this is comming from a Skins fan.

  17. gugurich says: Aug 21, 2011 11:39 PM

    If he’s willing to be a wideout, what about the Giants? They have a philosophy of drafting big wide receivers who can go up and get the high balls Eli has a tendency to throw. Pryor fits that mold.

  18. fooath says: Aug 21, 2011 11:55 PM

    Still think Jets might be interested as a replacement for Smith’s role…

  19. suckleague says: Aug 21, 2011 11:56 PM

    “Initially, Pryor was believed to be headed for the fourth- to sixth-round range. Pryor’s Pro Day workout, which featured a 40-yard dash timed anywhere from 4.36 to 4.41 seconds, has helped move the target zone for Pryor into round three.”

    Why? In case somebody wants a giant RB that can’t really throw?

  20. semperfi24 says: Aug 22, 2011 12:18 AM

    kmurph1226 says:Aug 21, 2011 11:00 PM

    The Dolphins won’t draft him. Why would they draft a QB, who won’t be NFL ready for another 3 years, when he is going to miss 5 games and their job is on the line.

    I think the Raiders draft him only because he ran 4.4 forty.
    ________________________________

    Right, because Henne is showing us every day he was NFL ready when they drafted him, and how did the Pat White experiement go in Miami, he must have been NFL ready….actually, have the Dolphins ever drafted a QB that worked out since Marino???

    The fact that he isnt NFL ready is why the morons in Miami will draft him, LMFAO

  21. Mike Tomlin says: Aug 22, 2011 12:33 AM

    Steelers are looking at him as a backup tight end more than a quarterback. Pryor is big he’s not a lock to play QB. When he was asked about switching positions he didn’t sound like he liked the idea thou

  22. flakazoid says: Aug 22, 2011 12:42 AM

    Pgh. Tribune Review reports Terrelle Pryor spent 2 hours at Steelers facility today.

    Hmmmmmmmm…

  23. opie333 says: Aug 22, 2011 12:44 AM

    WR! don’t miss the boat!

  24. tatum064 says: Aug 22, 2011 12:44 AM

    Bengals in a perfect position, they are going nowhere this year, need to draft OL, and he could create some excitement along with WR, AJ Green…may even become a WR threat on the other side.

  25. tatum064 says: Aug 22, 2011 12:46 AM

    kmurph1226 says:
    Aug 21, 2011 11:00 PM
    The Dolphins won’t draft him. Why would they draft a QB, who won’t be NFL ready for another 3 years, when he is going to miss 5 games and their job is on the line.

    I think the Raiders draft him only because he ran 4.4 forty.
    =====================
    Jacoby Ford left the Chiefs, Colts, Broncos and Dolphins in his after burn

    why not draft a guy with a 4.4 ? It certainly worked in McFadden’s case as well.

  26. plax18 says: Aug 22, 2011 12:48 AM

    The steelers would use him as a TE slash WR not QB

  27. theravenlives2 says: Aug 22, 2011 12:51 AM

    As I said yesterday – Steelers will be in the mix. They like having some local talent that the community can get behind a little. And Dennis Dixon does not seem to have any kind of a longterm future in Pittsburgh anymore.

    ================================
    I hear Ben Rothlisberger’s been getting behind a lot of “local talent” lately at the North Hills High School prom. I wonder if Miss R approves…

  28. stealthjunk says: Aug 22, 2011 1:11 AM

    I didn’t know the UFL had 3 draft rounds.

  29. tobiathan says: Aug 22, 2011 1:14 AM

    The Steelers might also be interested in converting him to a WR.

    With his athleticism and QB experience and size Pryor could be a prototypical wideout or even slot guy.

    If, of course, he’s willing to try a new position. He might insist on playing QB, but i don’t think that’s where his future lies…

  30. ihateannouncers says: Aug 22, 2011 1:14 AM

    My guess is Bengals in the 4th round. The Steelers only possible reason for interest is they would like a Randle-El type reciever that can throw the ball, but I’m sure that Hines Ward is still a better QB than pryor.

  31. essfjay says: Aug 22, 2011 1:29 AM

    he needs to be taken by a good organization that has a solid starting QB to learn from. he is def a project at this point really curious to see where his career goes he’s a hell of an athlete. hopefully the team that takes him lets him at least try to be a QB.

  32. lostsok says: Aug 22, 2011 1:31 AM

    The Raiders are already down a couple of picks for 2012. I think they’d make the most sense, but can they afford it? Unless a 5th is high enough, Oakland may have to stand pat.

    Miami makes sense–they are committed to Henne at #1 and Moore at #2, but don’t have a good long-term high-upside guy (Pat Devlin has shown very little thus far).

    I’m still not convinced that Ireland, who has been unwilling to commit a high pick to a QB like Orton, would go as high as a 3rd.

    A 4th maybe? That would be day three, and unlikely to cause the fan base to riot (merely grumble, but since they mostly grumble about “HenneSuck” [easily the lamest nickname in fair-weather fandom, by the way] you probably wouldn’t be able to tell).

    A third would be ugly. It would guarantee a QB controversy from day one…for a guy clearly two years away, at best.

  33. cowboysfan18 says: Aug 22, 2011 1:53 AM

    If he has hands then he is a Calvin Johnson size/speed WR. Not saying he is as good, just saying.

  34. d. b. cooper says: Aug 22, 2011 1:54 AM

    I do believe this is all smokescreen stuff and that someone will pull the trigger in the first – too much upside.

  35. buckeyefan1026 says: Aug 22, 2011 2:28 AM

    If Holmgren thinks he can turn him into even a solid back up, then I would trust his judgement if we got him (can’t argue w the Walrus’ QB resume).

    It may be worth the risk/reward if we can get TP for our 4th rd pick that we acquired from the Falcons. I like Seneca as a back up, but this could be a younger/cheaper option to replace Wallaces contract for next year (or move Brown to the back up and make TP a project…in which case I wouldn’t bid more than a 5th).

    I can’t see him being moved to WR for the Browns since he would need too much coaching to play this year, and we would still be using our 1st next year on a WR. It’d make more sense to get a free agent (TO still lookin?)

    TP’s ego issue aside, he does maintain a desire to win. Having said that, I just don’t know if I can take watching him play another season for my favorite team… I don’t want to see him tear apart both of my favorite organizations…

  36. botchedextrapoint says: Aug 22, 2011 2:49 AM

    Maybe the dolphins will nab him in the second round. They’ve got to hit on a second round QB eventually.

  37. footballzilla says: Aug 22, 2011 3:34 AM

    The only buzz around here is the sound of a tattoo needle…

  38. phelbin says: Aug 22, 2011 3:50 AM

    WingT says:
    Aug 21, 2011 11:06 PM

    Every time I thought Pryor was overrated as a college QB he ended up doing something spectacular in a game…..he is a tough one to figure out – can’t wait to see who takes him and in which round…heck of an athlete

    ———

    Here’s my take…superior athleticism goes farther in college football. In the NFL, most everyone is on that level. So work ethic and intelligence are what separate the best from everyone else.

    Pryor is used to relying on his talent, but it won’t get him very far in the NFL. He was inconsistent at the college level, and that won’t change.

  39. blackqbwhiterb says: Aug 22, 2011 5:24 AM

    Keep John Beck, Mr. Snyder…..

  40. edmazeing1 says: Aug 22, 2011 5:27 AM

    Oakland Raiders do not have a second round pick in 2012!!!

  41. bucks12965 says: Aug 22, 2011 5:48 AM

    He will be a receiver.

  42. sixsuperbowlrings says: Aug 22, 2011 5:54 AM

    Pryor has upside in the physical sense, but he is far from a leader or a polished passer—two things that are mandatory for starting NFL QB’s. Not sure how smart he is either. I think he fits as a 3rd QB on a team that does not have a top flight signal caller.

  43. akulabug says: Aug 22, 2011 7:15 AM

    You show me a team that drafts this kid and i’ll show you team that’s going nowhere.

  44. destroyedbydansnyder says: Aug 22, 2011 7:38 AM

    I’m praying the redskins are not interested. I feel sick.

  45. CKL says: Aug 22, 2011 8:01 AM

    He’s fast and the Browns need a speedy WR, so makes sense for them if that’s what they are thinking. Most OSU fans I hear speak on sports radio, etc. locally hate the kid because they blame him for Tressel’s not being the HC anymore, so the “local school” angle may not be a good one.

  46. paintan8 says: Aug 22, 2011 8:49 AM

    No way the Redskins draft Pryor. Shanahan passed on QB’s in this past draft knowing next year’s QB class is much better. His QB of the future (Barkley) is currently in college at summer practice.

  47. tjv027 says: Aug 22, 2011 9:21 AM

    liquidpatriot says:
    Aug 21, 2011 11:21 PM
    I can just about guarentee you, someone (dolphins would b my guess) will jump the gun and take him far earlier than expected, out of the simple fear of another team doing the same thing…i would not be surprised at all, if someone takes him in the first round…theres just not much of a downside here if you consider its the supplemenal draft, and most of these kids will not stick in this league…

    ———————————————
    Except for the fact that the downside is you just burned a first round pick on a guy who’s consensus chances of panning out are less than 50%, at best. And in the Dolphins case, this could easily be a top-10 pick. Pryor will go third round, no earlier.

  48. pigskinswag says: Aug 22, 2011 10:59 AM

    Dear Terrelle,

    Having good workouts and a good combine doesn’t translate to NFL success.

    Signed,

    Mike Mamula

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