That “round three” buzz surrounding Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor turned out to be dead on.
The Raiders selected Pryor in the third round of Monday’s supplemental draft, choosing to give up their third round pick in 2012.
It’s a natural fit. Pryor has the arm strength and physical tools Al Davis loves. They also have an uncertain long-term quarerback situation with Jason Campbell entering a contract year and a noted QB-tutor at head coach in Hue Jackson.
The pick, of course, is not without risk. The Raiders now don’t have a pick in rounds two-through-four next year. The fact they still decided to go get Pryor is a sign they have big plans for him long term.
Pryor will be suspended the first five games of the season. When he comes back, the Raiders may cut Trent Edwards or Kyle Boller if Pryor is going to take over the No. 3 quarterback job.
Although Davis has surprised us plenty of times before, this move was fairly easy to see coming. Pryor just seems like a natural Raider.