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Terrelle Pryor goes to the Raiders

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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.

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  1. 4512dawg4512 says: Aug 22, 2011 1:44 PM

    Hahahaha!!! There go the Raiders again! Gotta love them. FLUSHHHH, there goes Terrelle Pryor’s NFL career

  2. steelerssmack4u says: Aug 22, 2011 1:44 PM

    Da RAIDERS just wrote their ticket to be LA’s new football team!!! Pryor is a malcontent, entitled, overrated JV football player, A PERFECT RESUME to be a RAIDER!!!

  3. marcsasharc says: Aug 22, 2011 1:44 PM

    who didnt see this coming? im shocked!

  4. scoops1 says: Aug 22, 2011 1:44 PM

    Oakland Raiders…Where careers go to DIE

  5. kmurph1226 says: Aug 22, 2011 1:45 PM

    The Raiders pick someone early because they’re fast?!?! I’m shocked!

  6. Exiled1 says: Aug 22, 2011 1:45 PM

    This was Undead Al’s doing ALL DAY!!!

  7. m2karateman says: Aug 22, 2011 1:45 PM

    “Crazy Al” is at it again…..

  8. akulabug says: Aug 22, 2011 1:45 PM

    Like I said on a related post.

    You show me a team that takes Pryor and I’ll show you a team that is going nowhere. My statement still stands.

    Stupid is as stupid does.

  9. tkraw33 says: Aug 22, 2011 1:46 PM

    I don’t think there is a person alive who is surprised by this.

  10. regretsterger says: Aug 22, 2011 1:46 PM

    No surprise. He’s Raider material through and through.

  11. phillyphever says: Aug 22, 2011 1:46 PM

    Of course it would be the Raiders. Typical Al Davis.

  12. laxer37 says: Aug 22, 2011 1:46 PM

    Jamarcus Russell 2.0

  13. rpiotr01 says: Aug 22, 2011 1:46 PM

    Al Davis is going to move him to defensive tackle. Let the crazy shine in, Al!

  14. mostepicgnar says: Aug 22, 2011 1:47 PM

    Great fit for both sides. Pryor will never pan out to be anything and neither will the Raiders.

  15. cletus vandamm 5200 says: Aug 22, 2011 1:47 PM

    reach

  16. ctiggs says: Aug 22, 2011 1:47 PM

    Good for TP i wanted him on my niners but at least he will have the chance to prove he is just as good as the other qbs in this years draft

  17. nyctexan says: Aug 22, 2011 1:47 PM

    Raider fan is going to severely beat someone over this…

  18. hanktheking says: Aug 22, 2011 1:47 PM

    Fluuussssshhhhhhhh….

  19. worldofwinning says: Aug 22, 2011 1:48 PM

    Jamarcus with speed

  20. tigers182 says: Aug 22, 2011 1:48 PM

    They lost their third round pick last year for him? Now how are they supposed to get another Demarcus Van Dyke?

  21. rickyrich14 says: Aug 22, 2011 1:48 PM

    What a steal. I came away very impressed after his QB Camp with Gruden. He was the smartest of all the QBs that were put on the board. Great move by Oakland.

  22. dasportsninja says: Aug 22, 2011 1:48 PM

    This is a luxury pick-The Raiders can’t afford luxury picks. This guy might have had a chance with a stable organization that could develop him slowly. Now he will be added to the long list of Raider draft busts.

  23. capslockkey says: Aug 22, 2011 1:48 PM

    Shocker

  24. orakpownd says: Aug 22, 2011 1:49 PM

    Well hes fast….standard.

  25. berniemadoffsides says: Aug 22, 2011 1:49 PM

    In seemingly unrelated news, Terrell Pryor to report to whatever debunked UFL team claimed rights to him a few months ago.

    “I’m just happy to not be an Oakland Raider,” said newly acquired Tuskagee Turantula, Terrell Pryor. “I’m looking forward to playing with the… wait, what’s the name of this team again…?”

  26. shackdelrio says: Aug 22, 2011 1:49 PM

    Wow, what a shocker…yeah right.

    I guess Al Davis is still in charge.

  27. 303bengalguy says: Aug 22, 2011 1:49 PM

    Hate hate hate!!!

  28. wonderboy18 says: Aug 22, 2011 1:49 PM

    Wow 3rd pick is to high the raiders keep proving to everyone just how bad their team is

  29. 4t9er says: Aug 22, 2011 1:49 PM

    This is becoming too predictable.

  30. vicktator says: Aug 22, 2011 1:49 PM

    Moves like this are why the Raiders are the Raiders.

  31. ticalcaldwell says: Aug 22, 2011 1:49 PM

    40 time and Al are the best of friends…..UNDEAD AL….that is hilarious

  32. 7pints says: Aug 22, 2011 1:50 PM

    Sweet! Another QB that struggles with decision making and accuracy! Oh yeah, he’s fast… k, that makes sense

  33. phelbin says: Aug 22, 2011 1:50 PM

    After the success of JaMarcus Russell, why would anyone doubt the Raiders? Oh wait…

  34. nflsucker says: Aug 22, 2011 1:50 PM

    Some old dudes need Viagra. Al has a stopwatch implanted in a private place and it got wood over Pryor’s run times.

  35. oldbrowndawg says: Aug 22, 2011 1:50 PM

    Thank God the Browns stayed away from this poison pill! I knew Holmgren and Heckert were smart enough to recognize a prima donna diva when they see one! Good luck, Oakland. This could well be your second QB bust in 4 years! Couldn’t think of a nicer guy than Al Davis for it to happen to (except if Art Modell were still active in the league).

  36. ajknox88 says: Aug 22, 2011 1:50 PM

    ajknox88 says:
    Aug 22, 2011 11:59 AM
    3rd round pick going to oakland
    _______________
    I was right

  37. eaglesfootballfan says: Aug 22, 2011 1:50 PM

    Should have known Al Davis and the Raiders wanted him after his 40 yard dash time.

  38. p4hbiz says: Aug 22, 2011 1:50 PM

    HAHAHA!!!! I Love the Pick, Great Job Al Davis this kid is going to rock under HC Hue Jackson, let his sit back and learn…

    2013 This Kid will be the Oakland Raiders future. NOw watch all the Raider Haters say he’s nothing just cause there washed up team missed out.

    GO RAIDERS!!!

  39. qdog112 says: Aug 22, 2011 1:50 PM

    Good luck Terrelle.

  40. h07z says: Aug 22, 2011 1:50 PM

    Another sound move by Al Davis.

  41. txtuff says: Aug 22, 2011 1:51 PM

    So now the Raiders have no 2nd, 3rd, or 4th round pick in next years draft! Wow way to go, I kinda feel bad for the Raider fans, well maybe not.

  42. plum13sec says: Aug 22, 2011 1:51 PM

    Raiders fans are lucky that he went in the supplemental draft or the raiders very well may have chosen him in Rd 1

  43. scudbot says: Aug 22, 2011 1:51 PM

    Finally! Now he can buy some rims with his own money.

  44. nomoreseasontix says: Aug 22, 2011 1:51 PM

    Nooo……

    Like there aren’t enough questions around here.

  45. anaheim2dafullest says: Aug 22, 2011 1:51 PM

    ANYONE WHO HAS A FAST 40 HAS A GREAT CHANCE TO GET DRAFTED BY THE RAIDERS

  46. p4hbiz says: Aug 22, 2011 1:52 PM

    RAIIIIDDDEEEERRRRSSS!!!!!!!!

  47. truehog21 says: Aug 22, 2011 1:52 PM

    “The RAIDERS” JUST WIN BABY HAHAHAHA. AL DAVIS going to take the raiders to the grave with him lol

  48. stairwayto7 says: Aug 22, 2011 1:52 PM

    All Pryor has to do is carry a gun and take his boy Tressell with him!

  49. mwcarolina says: Aug 22, 2011 1:52 PM

    SHOCKER, not!!! this was expected. i wanted it to be Washington, but i said Buffalo or Oakland due to the need at QB and the fact that he has speed and size and Davis does love that. he wont start, but i do see him end up being the number 2 QB at the end of the year.

  50. darkerdaze says: Aug 22, 2011 1:52 PM

    Damn…it amazes me the hate for The Raiders on this site. Any other team that picked him up it would have been a steal. Were idiots now for grabbin em. Hate on, I wouldn’t expect anything less from you clowns.

  51. zibikbeer says: Aug 22, 2011 1:52 PM

    What a surprise..

  52. anhdazman says: Aug 22, 2011 1:53 PM

    At least the Raiders realize that Campbell is not their QB of the future. Something is missing with Campbell. Now the big thing will be, can they get the right coach to work with Pryor. That will be vital for the success of this young man.

  53. jdsteady says: Aug 22, 2011 1:53 PM

    Pryor’s NFL career is over before it started. It’s too bad he didn’t go to a stable team with a good coaching staff to develop his raw skills. He has all the physical tools to be something special.

  54. motobus says: Aug 22, 2011 1:53 PM

    They’ll get a third round pick back in the form of a compensatory pick for Nnamdi.

  55. p4hbiz says: Aug 22, 2011 1:53 PM

    Where’s the Love! ppl are just mad cause their mother, father, brothers was all Raider Fans..

    When your team wins more than 3 SUPERBOWLS than you can open your worthless mouths

  56. nomoreseasontix says: Aug 22, 2011 1:53 PM

    We’ve already got plenty of “project” wide receivers. And he sure doesn’t provide an answer to the sketchy quarterback play we’ve been suffering through since Gannon.

    I don’t get it….

  57. suckleague says: Aug 22, 2011 1:54 PM

    Collins. Russel. Gradkowski. Campbell. Pryor.
    Does the list of talent ever start?

  58. rmm1984 says: Aug 22, 2011 1:54 PM

    Rounds 2-4 are overrated in the draft anyways. You usually get players almost as good as the talent in the first round but at a better value. That doesn’t sound like something the Raiders would be interested in.

  59. mrcosio says: Aug 22, 2011 1:54 PM

    I don’t think I’ve read more asinine comments in my entire life…not even youtube comments have that same standard of stupidity

  60. p4hbiz says: Aug 22, 2011 1:54 PM

    nyctexan – The Texans has no Superbowls… STFU

  61. blastfurnaceknows says: Aug 22, 2011 1:54 PM

    Another player with raw skills and no character goes to the Raiders. Another example of why the Raiders will continue to be mired in mediocrity as long as the Senile One makes its decisions.

  62. Grinds My Gear says: Aug 22, 2011 1:54 PM

    No emphasis on how it’s only a 3rd round pick? I mean, I’d be shocked if they gave up a first. But come on, it’s a 3rd round pick and regardless of anything else the kid has talent.

    In a normal NFL draft this is where you start taking the project players. I mean even if he does turn out to be Russell 2.0, how much did it cost the Raiders? It’s not like they gave up a 1st overall for him this time around.

  63. kegpack says: Aug 22, 2011 1:54 PM

    Please don’t wear #2

  64. zoellner25 says: Aug 22, 2011 1:55 PM

    Good. NOW GO THE HELL AWAY!!!!!

  65. scudbot says: Aug 22, 2011 1:55 PM

    Open field speed is an asset while in the Bay area.

  66. jetropolitans says: Aug 22, 2011 1:55 PM

    Big Al…Most predictable piece of s**t owner in the pros. NOBODY SAW THAT ONE COMING!

  67. war27 says: Aug 22, 2011 1:55 PM

    They are going to get at least one and maybe two 3rd round picks next year for Aso and Miller.

    No huge gamble here, lots of upside and very little loss at this point, aso and miller are long gone. This kid wouldn’t be there in the 3rd round next year.

  68. ballinmore says: Aug 22, 2011 1:55 PM

    I’d say even missing the first 5 games he ends up with more receptions than DHB.

  69. jml4343 says: Aug 22, 2011 1:55 PM

    Terrell had to praying that ANYONE draft him except Oakland. How can you rehabilitate your image as a Raider? It will be impossible.
    This is classic. Maybe this is poetic justice.?

  70. chrisx56 says: Aug 22, 2011 1:56 PM

    well now he really has no chance….

  71. chobes68 says: Aug 22, 2011 1:56 PM

    I actually think this makes complete sense for the Raiders.

    Campbell is avg at best, and they have no young qb to groom.

    If Pryor went in the draft, he would have went in the late 1st.

  72. axltcu says: Aug 22, 2011 1:56 PM

    “I’d like to thank the commissioner, Mr. (Roger) Goodell, for giving me the opportunity to play in the NFL,” he said. “It’s a dream of mine to play quarterback here. We will not appeal. I’ll serve (the suspension), along with my senior Buckeye buddies, because I did a wrong thing when I was young and I must serve it.”

    “When I was young”? I’m sure he has matured so much in the 9 months since it happened.

  73. militantgod says: Aug 22, 2011 1:56 PM

    The Raiders will have a 3rd rounder next year. Losing Aso, Miller and Gallery and only signing Boss will nab a 3rd round comp pick, at a minimum. I say they’ll also get a 5th-7th pick as well.

  74. americankris says: Aug 22, 2011 1:57 PM

    laxer37 says:
    Aug 22, 2011 1:46 PM
    Jamarcus Russell 2.0

    Pryor Isnt 300 pounds

  75. thetooloftools says: Aug 22, 2011 1:57 PM

    YES YES YES THANK YOU GOD !
    Fasten your seat belt, this kid is the real deal.
    He will need to mature… but I’m thrilled !

  76. nomoreseasontix says: Aug 22, 2011 1:57 PM

    Pryor, you better understand that it’s time to WORK. Nobody’s gonna hand you anything around here. Those days are over.

  77. tdk24 says: Aug 22, 2011 1:57 PM

    He would have been a first rounder next year.

  78. goingfor7 says: Aug 22, 2011 1:57 PM

    Goodbye Terrelle, we barely knew ya!

  79. anhdazman says: Aug 22, 2011 1:59 PM

    The Raiders lost Nnamdi and Zach Miller, two Pro-Bowl players in the 2011 FA. Therefore, they’ll probably get two supplemental 3rd round draft picks to offset Pryor’s pick up.

  80. lamar3737 says: Aug 22, 2011 2:00 PM

    Well! Good thing that the Redskins didn’t draft him and loss another draft pick, which means Danny is maybe learning his lessons…

  81. mybuttsayspft says: Aug 22, 2011 2:02 PM

    I love all the “shocker”, “typical Raiders”, “Al Davis doing” yet if this guy was picked by your favorite team you would be sh*tting all over yourselves and calling him the next great slash player etc… And yes this was Al Davis’ doing because he is the OWNER of the team.

  82. rmm1984 says: Aug 22, 2011 2:03 PM

    Things like this make me glad my favorite team isn’t run by an undead creature in a track suit.

  83. bonkersbum says: Aug 22, 2011 2:03 PM

    The end of his career, maybe al will give him a sh!t ton of money and he’ll end up being lazy

  84. granadafan says: Aug 22, 2011 2:04 PM

    “nomoreseasontix says:
    Aug 22, 2011 1:53 PM
    We’ve already got plenty of “project” wide receivers. And he sure doesn’t provide an answer to the sketchy quarterback play we’ve been suffering through since Gannon.

    I don’t get it….”
    ————————————————————————————

    Finally, we have a rational comment by a Raiders fan.

  85. berniemadoffsides says: Aug 22, 2011 2:04 PM

    I don’t think anyone’s ever been more excited to serve a 5-game suspension than Terrell Pryor is right now.

  86. johnnycash19 says: Aug 22, 2011 2:04 PM

    Lol a 3rd rounder for a “quarterback” that severly under achieved in college. Awesome

  87. tjv027 says: Aug 22, 2011 2:05 PM

    I’m not an Al Davis defender, but calm down people! It’s a third round pick, it’s not exactly JaMarcus Russel or DHB all over again.

  88. mezter says: Aug 22, 2011 2:06 PM

    Typical stupid Raiders.

  89. destroyedbydansnyder says: Aug 22, 2011 2:08 PM

    Thank you Redskins for not bringing that proble,m to our team!

  90. gallogj says: Aug 22, 2011 2:08 PM

    I think it’s a great pick for the Raiders. What a class organization. I would like to congratulate Mr. Davis on a very great decision.

    Signed,
    Scared Niner fan

  91. str8up12 says: Aug 22, 2011 2:08 PM

    @p4hbiz
    You can’t brag about super bowls won before you were born.

  92. mygirlsandme says: Aug 22, 2011 2:09 PM

    Commitment to Excellence, except not.

  93. autumnwind999 says: Aug 22, 2011 2:10 PM

    Great pick Al.

    Tremendous upside for a 3rd round pick. Plus it’s a player in hand, rather than waiting another year to get the guy in house and start getting him ready.

    The only problem is that we’re temporarily without picks in rounds 2-4, but the Raiders are now a young, talented team and when the compensatory picks are announced, with the losses of Nnamdi, Miller and Gallery and others in free agency (the formula for compensatory picks is based on free agency losses), we will likely get a compensatory 3rd rounder plus probably a couple more extra picks in 2012 that we don’t have now.

    Whether Pryor works out or not, this pick is absolutely well worth it.

  94. dasportsninja says: Aug 22, 2011 2:10 PM

    Tp is not a candidate for a position change. Outside of his 40 time, his other measurables at his pro day, most notably his agility testing, was far less than impressive.

  95. broncobourque says: Aug 22, 2011 2:10 PM

    I hate the Raiders, but this actually seems like a good pick by them. The guy is 6’4.5 and runs a 4.4 40, which is obviously a pretty rare combination. It seems like he hasn’t gotten much coaching on the fundamentals of a QB, so to me they can see if he can pick things up and develop as a QB and if he doesn’t you move him to WR and have a rare athlete to develop there.

  96. p4hbiz says: Aug 22, 2011 2:11 PM

    Everyone is MAD the Raiders took TP~ Boohoo!!!

    GO RAIDERS!!!

  97. EJ says: Aug 22, 2011 2:11 PM

    I wonder what kind of money Pryor will earn???

  98. jacunn2000 says: Aug 22, 2011 2:11 PM

    Wow, just f’n wow…. No wonder Raiders fan is out for blood…

  99. phillyj112 says: Aug 22, 2011 2:11 PM

    This is a recipe for disaster….

  100. dasportsninja says: Aug 22, 2011 2:12 PM

    The Raiders used a 3rd round pick on a 6th-7th-UFA prospect that ran real fast. Huge suprise!

  101. chaunce922 says: Aug 22, 2011 2:12 PM

    Hes not Jamarcus 2.0, Hes Ronald Curry 2.0

  102. cereal blogger says: Aug 22, 2011 2:12 PM

    Hahahahaha, he ought to go pick up a case of siz-urp

  103. dasportsninja says: Aug 22, 2011 2:12 PM

    Larry Fitzgerald thinks the Raiders overpaid for TP.

  104. autumnwind999 says: Aug 22, 2011 2:14 PM

    Hold on …

    This just in: Newly announced NFL Director of Information Technology Walt Coleman has issued a press release stating that the New England Patriots’ e-mail intending to draft Pryor in the 2nd round “was going forward” before the Raiders pick came out.

  105. chadinkc30 says: Aug 22, 2011 2:14 PM

    AND CAM NEWTON ISNT A REACH?
    YOU RAIDER HATERS ARE UNBELIEVABLE! IF YOUR TEAM GOT HIM FOR A MEASLY 3RD PICK YOUD BE BRAGGING ALL DAY TODAY

  106. edmazeing1 says: Aug 22, 2011 2:14 PM

    Lets go T.P, hate come from the guys that sit on the couch all day that wish they could play in the NFL!!!

  107. pleasantsurpriselefty says: Aug 22, 2011 2:17 PM

    Here’s the playbook on this: Shows flashes of brilliance but DUI’s and armed robberies slow his growth. Al Davis realizes he’s not going to live to see the fruition of his brilliance so he trades him to Belichick for a fifth rounder and the hooded one turns him into an All Pro in2016. It’s in the cards.

  108. chadinkc30 says: Aug 22, 2011 2:19 PM

    For losing Nhamdi 3rd pick Miller 3rd pick Gallery 4th rd pick

  109. marcsasharc says: Aug 22, 2011 2:19 PM

    Pryor will be used as a WR according to reports.

    amazing.

  110. mianfr says: Aug 22, 2011 2:21 PM

    I don’t really understand the hate for this… Ohio State really did everything it could to keep him from being a system quarterback, and, some occasional growing pains aside, Pryor really did look fine and certainly has the raw tools.

    I still would have made him a wide receiver because I think he’s got a consistent All-Pro type ceiling there (as opposed to being like a Jake Plummer level quarterback, which really isn’t at all terrible), but it’s intriguing and I wouldn’t immediately write it off for failure.

    And seriously, you can make fun of him all you want, but Al Davis really does have some ridiculous speed on his offense, and if they can devise an offense that takes advantage of that, the team is going to be a serious headache that can go far. I mean, an offense that fields Terrelle Pryor, Darren McFadden, Louis Murphy, Darrius Heyward-Bey, and Jacoby Ford at the same time certainly has potential, to say the least.

    Whether Oakland as an organization is too toxic to ever approach that is a different matter entirely.

  111. raiderrob21 says: Aug 22, 2011 2:21 PM

    We do have a 3rd rd pick next year. His name is terrell pryor! Just as Richard Seymour was our 1st rd pk this year. Im likin it, great move again Big Al!
    Raider Nation!

  112. fwippel says: Aug 22, 2011 2:22 PM

    To the Raiders? Oh man, that’s far worse than a five game suspension. Goodell ought to set aside the suspension considering this harsher punishment.

  113. freemantowilliams says: Aug 22, 2011 2:22 PM

    This aint gonna work out to well. For a guy like TP2 he needs to be somwhere that can actually develop qbs. I dont really question his ability. The guy has all the talent in the world but Oakland will hinder his development.

  114. rc33 says: Aug 22, 2011 2:24 PM

    Dumb.
    No way this guy goes in the 3rd round if he’d been in this past April’s draft. Hell, Ryan Mallett fell to round 3 and, despite his maturity issues (heck, both of their maturity issues, for that matter), there’s zero chance a GM would take Pryor over Mallett.
    In addition, New England already owns the Raiders 2nd round pick in next years draft.

    IMO, after losing Asmugha, Zack Miller and having no first round pick this year, they were a candidate to take a step back anyway in 2011. Now they’re going about their rebuild without a 2nd and a 3rd in 2012. Way to go, Al.

  115. sanchosway says: Aug 22, 2011 2:24 PM

    why do people keep conparing him to Russell? Ja Fatass didnt want to work and this boy is ripped and he could run. I like the pick but he need a new nick name…TP is not good

  116. spartytime says: Aug 22, 2011 2:26 PM

    It was probably because of the 40 time

  117. raider23mike says: Aug 22, 2011 2:27 PM

    A 3rd round pick for a 1st round talent and the smack talking ensues. Yet when Denver drafts a 4th round QB in the 1st round, the fans cough up Elway’s d i c k long enough to rush out to buy Tebow jerseys. And Tebow is already shaping up to be a bust. But since it’s the Raiders, it’s all negative feedback. That’s cool though. Everybody learns in kindergarten that the only reason people try so hard to bring you down is because they know you’re above them

  118. crise40g says: Aug 22, 2011 2:29 PM

    Raiders fan chiming in. Didn’t want him but when I heard 4.3 40, I knew it was a done deal. Oh well, not jumping ship like all of the bandwagoneers here on the boards.

    Win, lose, or tie…Raiders til I die!

  119. rtl95 says: Aug 22, 2011 2:29 PM

    I’m rolling here, I’m a Bills fan and chose the Raiders as my #2 team. Boy I am a real glutton for punishment aren’t I?

  120. ademell1 says: Aug 22, 2011 2:29 PM

    Funny how all thse Raider haters are so quick to jump on this…

    But you know what? Oryor is going to be the Raiders #3 QB. Working undr Saunder and Hue Jackson, he’ll have to work his butt off if he wants to see the field.

    I think this is a GREAT move by the Raiders, they get a possible QB to start developing NOW – and by using a 3rd it’s not as bad as ppl think.

    Next yr the Raiders will get TWO 3rd round conditional draft picks for losing Asomugha & Miller to Free Agency.
    In this case, the risk IS worth the reward.
    The raiders have done well with 3rd round picks. They got MICHAEL BUSH with a 4th!

    Let this play out, ppl. Raiders aren’t stupid for making this move. They wouldn’t be able to get him in the 5th over other teams and didn’t have a 4th. This is worth the risk, especially since Pryor will be playing under the creative minds of Hue Jackson & Al Saunders.

  121. raiders707 says: Aug 22, 2011 2:30 PM

    anyother team and i doubt theres this much hate. funny h0w all the haters come out the woodworks to comment. respect us and accept us.

  122. chadinkc30 says: Aug 22, 2011 2:31 PM

    Cam Newton was just taken #1 overall people!! That is worth much more criticism than taking a better physical specimen with a 3rd rd pick next year!! Not any question!! Keep hating though people keep hating

  123. marty2019 says: Aug 22, 2011 2:33 PM

    This will definitely put the Raiders in the Super Bowl. No doubt about it. Drafting a future Hall of Famer like TP is a no-brainer.

  124. dspyank2k11 says: Aug 22, 2011 2:35 PM

    Right where he belongs :)

  125. theenjguy says: Aug 22, 2011 2:36 PM

    darkerdaze says:
    Aug 22, 2011 1:52 PM
    Damn…it amazes me the hate for The Raiders on this site. Any other team that picked him up it would have been a steal. Were idiots now for grabbin em. Hate on, I wouldn’t expect anything less from you clowns.
    ————————————

    The difference is if he would have went to a better franchise they could have helped him develop better and become a better player the hell prob ever be in that dark hole. THATS the difference. why hate on a team that sucks? who have you guys developed? Errrrrr……
    Goodluck. this season

  126. whatswiththehate says: Aug 22, 2011 2:37 PM

    rickyrich14 says:Aug 22, 2011 1:48 PM

    What a steal. I came away very impressed after his QB Camp with Gruden. He was the smartest of all the QBs that were put on the board. Great move by Oakland.
    ———————
    U know better than to say Proy is smart. U know his type is never smart and all they can do is run.

  127. ilovefoolsball says: Aug 22, 2011 2:37 PM

    How are the Raiders so perfect in the personnel they choose? Tattoos and cholos go together like red beans and rice. In Oakland, Pryor has all of the ability to fit into their “system”. How do they get it right all the time?
    I don’t care what they say about you Al Davis, you are a beautiful man.

  128. ronaldmexico says: Aug 22, 2011 2:38 PM

    Does anyone look forward to years of classic duels between division rivals Tebow and Pryor? This pick is not unexpected but given the Raiders’ QB situation, it’s worth a third round pick to take a chance with this guy.

  129. test2402 says: Aug 22, 2011 2:39 PM

    He will get paid millions to do nothing. Must be nice.

  130. kd75 says: Aug 22, 2011 2:40 PM

    I’m DYING to know what the Redskins bid was…

  131. milkmandanimal says: Aug 22, 2011 2:41 PM

    Just cringe, baby.

  132. voiceofrealism says: Aug 22, 2011 2:41 PM

    What a waste. Everyone on the Raiders already has priors.

  133. throwmetheidol says: Aug 22, 2011 2:43 PM

    Thank God my Bengals didn’t get him. Finally they do something right.

  134. htimsr40 says: Aug 22, 2011 2:48 PM

    Did anyone even have to guess that it would be Raiders and geriatric Al Davis that wasted a pick on Pryor?? I can see it now … Pryor to Heyward-Bey in the 2014 Super Bowl for the last second win.

    It makes sense … when you had the kind of success that Davis did selecting JaMarcus Russell way back in 2007, you keep working the same gold mine.

  135. huff94 says: Aug 22, 2011 2:48 PM

    Don’t the raiders get compensation picks for losing Nnamdi and Zach Miller?

  136. dprouse says: Aug 22, 2011 2:48 PM

    I would have spent a 4th as opposed to a 3rd, but this still isn’t a bad gamble at all. If it works out, the Raiders get a first round talent with a third round pick. If it doesn’t, then it’s just a lost 3rd rounder, and the “hit” rate in round 3 is never anywhere near 100% anyway. Let’s put it this way – I’m a Viking fan, and I would have much rather had my team spend a third on Pryor today as opposed to reaching for a marginal talent like Ponder in round 1.

  137. trollhammer20 says: Aug 22, 2011 2:51 PM

    americankris says:Aug 22, 2011 1:57 PM

    laxer37 says:
    Aug 22, 2011 1:46 PM
    Jamarcus Russell 2.0

    Pryor Isnt 300 pounds
    ___________________________

    Yet.

  138. Matt says: Aug 22, 2011 2:52 PM

    Thoughts:

    – I don’t know what position we’ll put him in. Receiver is thin, and a lot of folks have him penciled in out wide. Ronald Curry 2.0 is the buzz raider fans have been boasting about for a few weeks. Curry, like Pryor, was a dodgy college QB with unbelievable physical tools, converted to receiver and had some freak catches. He led the team in post-2002 yardage, and looked to be our receiver of the future (He was the reason Tim Brown didn’t make the team in 2004) but he suffered some gruesome ACL injuries and never recovered.

    – If he plays QB, he’s hit or miss. I don’t know what we’ll do with him. I just know that he has an endless ceiling at quarterback. If he’s coached up right by Hue, Hackett, and Saunders, he could lead us to the promised land for years to come.

    – Pryor’s “Raider Speed” notwithstanding (he outran former teammate, combine champ, and raider draftee CB Chimdi Chekwa in Buckeye practices) Pryor would have been a top ten pick in a normal draft. Anytime you can acquire a top ten pick with a third round pick, you do it. Always.

    – Consider that we weren’t the only team after him. If we didn’t cough up a third rounder, someone else would’ve.

  139. madamschefter says: Aug 22, 2011 2:53 PM

    How is this a bad move? Raiders don’t have to pay him squat… yet everyone (the haters, the media) is treating this like the Raiders just selected Pryor with the #1 overall pick in the 2012 Draft…

    “Typical Raiders.”
    “Stupid Al Davis.”

    Pisses me off.

  140. stonecld33 says: Aug 22, 2011 2:53 PM

    I didn’t even know Al Davis was still alive and are we even sure he is? Last time I seen him was about 6 years ago in a white raiders sweatsuit carrying oxygen tanks.

  141. madamschefter says: Aug 22, 2011 2:55 PM

    test2402 says:
    Aug 22, 2011 2:39 PM

    He will get paid millions to do nothing. Must be nice.

    3rd round picks don’t get paid millions you idiot.

  142. stampnhawk says: Aug 22, 2011 2:56 PM

    In related news, Amy Trask corrected her comments about Raider stereotypes:

    “While I continue to express frustration about our fine fans being labelled unfairly, clearly the organization’s policy in regards to drafting on-field talent remains highly stereotypical…without question if you can run fast or throw far or kick a long way in a combine, welcome to the Raiders”

  143. gweetarman says: Aug 22, 2011 2:57 PM

    I love having the Raiders in the AFC West. Aside from last year, I always take comfort in knowing that my team has two victories before even playing a game.

  144. heyguru1969 says: Aug 22, 2011 2:57 PM

    EJ says:
    Aug 22, 2011 2:11 PM
    I wonder what kind of money Pryor will earn???

    ==============
    Base salary, $1.6 million, with $340,000 guaranteed. Raiders Booster money and hooker comination, $32.7 million with and STD guaranteed.

  145. batyuki says: Aug 22, 2011 2:58 PM

    Who didn’t see that one coming…?

  146. jjackwagon says: Aug 22, 2011 2:58 PM

    And the rest of the league laughs as Raider fan toasts Big Al with a plastic cup of purple drank.

  147. raiderinpa says: Aug 22, 2011 3:00 PM

    Love all the hating going on…. Whats wrong, the team in Silver & Black who you kinda feared just became the team you absolutely fear???
    Keep on whining and hating, we Raiders fans love the attention….

  148. scoboscobs says: Aug 22, 2011 3:02 PM

    Called that one…

  149. ninersrule says: Aug 22, 2011 3:04 PM

    Ha ha ha. Suckas!

  150. detruthhurts says: Aug 22, 2011 3:04 PM

    Natural Raider. Translated: Another bum with speed. Didnt they learn their lesson with Russell? Evidently not! This just keeps them mired in mediocrity for years to come. What a shock!

  151. chmba says: Aug 22, 2011 3:08 PM

    What a SHOCK!! Raiders take another social misfit with no respect for rules or authority whose teammates didn’t respect him at a higher draft position than anyone else would consider….

  152. demoderbydoug says: Aug 22, 2011 3:13 PM

    I really can’t believe anyone drafted him and it has nothing to do with his talent, if I was a gm or owner there is no way I take that risk on anyone represented be by drew I’m ruining the game of football see terrell owens rosenhaus.

  153. hendeeze says: Aug 22, 2011 3:20 PM

    Why all the Al hate guys? This guy is good for annual entertainment. The comedic value alone is almost worth paying for. Who else would chose a backup college CB to replace Nnamdi? Who else would draft butterhands WR’s just because they are fast? Who else would draft at a QB who resembles Jared Lorenzen? Mike Mitchell, wasnt that guy worth his draft spot? Who else would move clubs to new cities just to sue them? Only Al folks. Now does any other owner go through the trouble of giving back to the community like Al. He makes up for his delusional football prowess by entertaining us with ridiculous antics. I for one thank you Al. At least there is one person besides reporters who appreciates your tomfoolery

    Long Live Al Davis, Just win!!! Maybe

  154. buffalohogan says: Aug 22, 2011 3:20 PM

    Dear NCAA,

    I would like to be readmited to Ohio State Univeristy and subsequently appeal my 5 game suspension.

    I am sorry for all the things that I have done. Send me to jail, but please don’t send me to the Raiders.

    Sincerely,
    Terrelle Pryor

  155. ratbastardshanahandjob says: Aug 22, 2011 3:31 PM

    It really is hard being a Raider fan. As long as that Clueless AssClown “Coach” Davis is around things like this are going to continue to happen…….

    Now we have another “perfect combo”. Another QB like Al’s great Playaaaa JaMarcus who can’t throw. A WR dhBUST who can’t catch. And a DB, dvDUD who can’t cover…..

  156. edmazeing1 says: Aug 22, 2011 3:33 PM

    to (theenjguy) who has raiders develop you ask? well lets see michael bush,nnamdi,mcfadden, just to name a few.

  157. doe22us says: Aug 22, 2011 3:35 PM

    I am sure i can run a high 4.4 where they do that @? Al D call me

  158. maddog111 says: Aug 22, 2011 3:35 PM

    raider23mike says:
    Aug 22, 2011 2:27 PM
    A 3rd round pick for a 1st round talent and the smack talking ensues. Yet when Denver drafts a 4th round QB in the 1st round, the fans cough up Elway’s d i c k long enough to rush out to buy Tebow jerseys. And Tebow is already shaping up to be a bust. But since it’s the Raiders, it’s all negative feedback.
    ———————————————-
    Show me a single post by any non-Bronco fan that didn’t think the Tebow pick was a reach. I think the Pryor pick by the Raiders for a three is more reasonable than that, but for all the Raider fans in there saying that if anyone else’s team had picked him for a “measly” 3rd rounder, they’d be bragging about what a steal it was, go back and look at the older posts on Pryor. Nobody thought he should have gone higher than the 4th round, and most people were saying 5th or 6th. It’s not an atrocious pick IMO, but far from a steal either.

  159. 611jmp says: Aug 22, 2011 3:42 PM

    This is a match made in heaven…or in hell if you have the misfortune of being a Raider fan.

  160. marcsasharc says: Aug 22, 2011 3:42 PM

    why are raider fans so delusional? lol

    nobody is jealous of your team. the rest of the league laughs at you and your fan base.

    your team is a perennial loser.

    what exactly is there to be jealous about?

  161. tatum064 says: Aug 22, 2011 3:48 PM

    Didnt cost much of anything, they can release him if he doesnt fit, but will the same coaching staff be there to develop him if they tank this season.

    Not surprised by the move, a 3rd round pick with first round talent…but the off field potential for disaster will be a concern….esp. after the JaMarcus Russell debacle.

  162. steelerhypocrite says: Aug 22, 2011 3:48 PM

    A-holes always seem to find their match…too bad the Raiders haven’t been relevant since the mid-80’s.

  163. bangbangbilly says: Aug 22, 2011 3:54 PM

    Since he’s good at selling merchandise he can work the pro shop during his suspension Jamarcus Pryor

  164. jamezz23 says: Aug 22, 2011 3:55 PM

    Prior is LIGHT YEARS ahead of tim tebow, but that’s not saying to much…

  165. raider23mike says: Aug 22, 2011 3:56 PM

    I’m so excited. Loving all the attention the haters are giving the Raiders.. lol. yeah, the Raiders can’t develop football players.. blah, blah, blah..

    – Nnamdi Asomugha “oh I want him on my team”..

    – “Who is this Jacoby Ford guy, he’s killing us?”

    – “I don’t think that #45 guy is a FB, he’s super fast” after the 60yd TD

    -” I can’t believe my eyes, the Raiders were #6 in scoring offense and #10 in total offense… That can’t be true. Even finished 2nd tied with GB for Sacks”

  166. mybuttsayspft says: Aug 22, 2011 4:02 PM

    gweetarman says:
    Aug 22, 2011 2:57 PM
    I love having the Raiders in the AFC West. Aside from last year, I always take comfort in knowing that my team has two victories before even playing a game.

    “Aside from last year”, Kind of kills your point einstein.

  167. thetooloftools says: Aug 22, 2011 4:04 PM

    This kid will win a ring.
    Watch and learn.

  168. mgifford7 says: Aug 22, 2011 4:05 PM

    Todd marinovich and ryan leaf think terrelle pryor is too immature for the NFL

  169. lanflfan says: Aug 22, 2011 4:07 PM

    I thought the words “wise move” and “Raiders” were mutually exclusive.

    I don’t see this move being “wise” anyway. Desperate perhaps, but not wise.

    And, as an LA football fan, I DON’T (under any circumstances) want the Raiders back. You can keep them Oakland…Undead Al and the rest of the zombie crew are all yours.

  170. r8derfan33 says: Aug 22, 2011 4:31 PM

    Love all the hate comments…Love how we got the attention of the entire NFL fan base and media. Even though I had my doubts about him, I honestly can say that I wanted to draft him. Can’t wait till he proves his haters wrong. GO RAIDERS!!!

  171. thefiesty1 says: Aug 22, 2011 4:35 PM

    Perfect place for a cheater. Wow, who would of thought that Al Davis would have gone this direction?????

  172. pftequalsgreatjournalism says: Aug 22, 2011 4:40 PM

    kd75 says:
    Aug 22, 2011 2:40 PM
    I’m DYING to know what the Redskins bid was…
    ————————

    Two turntables and a microphone…Which is more than what he is worth…

  173. ruckthefaiders says: Aug 22, 2011 4:46 PM

    motobus says:
    Aug 22, 2011 1:53 PM
    They’ll get a third round pick back in the form of a compensatory pick for Nnamdi.

    uhhh.. since when do you get a comp pic for someone you cut?????? hahahahahahah long live skeletor

  174. huejackson says: Aug 22, 2011 4:53 PM

    i love how u idiots are now saying the raiders are dumg for taking this guy, if he went to ur team u would be saying how great he is,…
    this is the greatest move by any team in NFL history

  175. pftequalsgreatjournalism says: Aug 22, 2011 4:54 PM

    thetooloftools says:
    Aug 22, 2011 4:04 PM
    This kid will win a ring.

    —————————-

    Maybe at the Alameda County Fair but in the NFL, no so much…

  176. coachglove says: Aug 22, 2011 4:58 PM

    “ruckthefaiders says:
    Aug 22, 2011 4:46 PM

    ‘motobus says:
    Aug 22, 2011 1:53 PM
    They’ll get a third round pick back in the form of a compensatory pick for Nnamdi.’

    uhhh.. since when do you get a comp pic for someone you cut?????? hahahahahahah long live skeletor”

    1- he wasn’t cut…his contract voided making him a UFA

    2- been a # of years now the NFL awarded pics for the loss of key free agents. Other posters have it right. Prob get a 3rd for Aso, a 3rd/4th for Miller, and a 4th/5th for Gallery.

  177. coachglove says: Aug 22, 2011 5:01 PM

    “dprouse says:
    Aug 22, 2011 2:48 PM

    I would have spent a 4th as opposed to a 3rd, but this still isn’t a bad gamble at all.”

    Raiders didn’t have a 4th

  178. coachglove says: Aug 22, 2011 5:04 PM

    “detruthhurts says:
    Aug 22, 2011 3:04 PM

    Natural Raider. Translated: Another bum with speed. Didnt they learn their lesson with Russell? Evidently not! This just keeps them mired in mediocrity for years to come. What a shock!”

    JR had speed? I must have missed that memo. He was drafted because he had a monster arm, not because he was fast.

  179. souldogdave says: Aug 22, 2011 5:05 PM

    The Raiders. We will have compensation picks after losing Nnamdi, Gallery, and Miller. As far as “bad-boy” stuff, Bellichick is a genius for picking Mallet, after all the pundits trashed him incessantly leading up to the draft? And the haters trash us for this guy, who out-performed the overall #1 pick this year?As a 3rd rounder???Something has changed in Oakland, the bad influences have lost the ear of Al, and Hue & company,Saunders, Wiz,Wood, etc. are gonna do this right.All hail the new regime! Go Raiders.

  180. coachglove says: Aug 22, 2011 5:08 PM

    “steelerhypocrite says:
    Aug 22, 2011 3:48 PM

    A-holes always seem to find their match…too bad the Raiders haven’t been relevant since the mid-80′s.”

    Ya, except for that whole Gruden-era thing…lost one SB in 2002 (which sucked, but still played in one more recently than 1/2 the teams in the league) and were a t*ck rule away from playing in one the year before. Careful – your lack of football knowledge is showing.

  181. illumination666 says: Aug 22, 2011 5:10 PM

    Raider haters at it again..smh.
    As a Raider fan I don’t mind this move, considering we would have just drafted some other scrub with that 3rd round pick anyway. Atleast with Pryor there could be little hope. Pryor may not be a first round superstar, but that’s obviously why they gave up a 3rd. The kid can play football and I’m excited to watch what he could do with a little coaching. If anything, were hurting at TE :)

  182. lawyermalloy says: Aug 22, 2011 5:11 PM

    Edwards and Bollar are both vested veterans so their contracts are guaranteed if they are on opening day roster. Thus Oakland doesn’t have the luxury of waiting until Pryor comes back.

  183. vicksprman says: Aug 22, 2011 5:14 PM

    I just don’t get the hate with this kid, he will play in the NFL with his unique athletic gifts don’t know if he’ll be an elite QB but he should be successful. Don’t understand the hate on the Raiders either they knew they would get compensation for Nnamdi and Miller in round 3 so is this really a gamble? I mean really Jason Campbell is your starter what do you have to lose? Another thing this kid sold his property and gets suspended 5 games in what world is this illegal, and he’s very intelligent his grade point average spoke for itself so again whats with the hate.

  184. dkhhuey says: Aug 22, 2011 6:16 PM

    All the hate for Terrelle on this site – yeesh. The kid has made a few mistakes in college – who hasn’t? Terrelle is a decent kid who never got in trouble and kept his nose clean. He did nothing other than put in 100% effort on the field and usually taking an incredible amount of flack from most sports media sites while doing so. They built him up to almost unobtainable levels and were the first to start tearing him down when he didn’t live up to their expectations. All in all, he handled himself quite well in spite of it all. Selling his football trinkets to a tattoo shop owner was not illegal, even though it was a violation of the NCAA. Who cares! He played football at one of the largest and best universities in the country and was an amazing talent to watch and I will miss him greatly when the Buckeyes take the field this year! Good luck Terrelle!!!

  185. alltimeballa says: Aug 22, 2011 7:26 PM

    I for one hope that Pryor succeeds. What kind of people hope that a kid fails? If you are angry because of what happen at Ohio State, do you really think that this “kid” did all of this on his own? Does he have that power? The University and coaches create an environment that allows this. It is unfortunate that it happened but I do not wish him harm. If we can’t wish the kid well, let’s just reserve judgment for a later time. Give him a chance…..I’m just saying.

  186. chadinkc30 says: Aug 22, 2011 7:27 PM

    Christian ponder was taken in 1st round! This guy is 3rd rd pick next yr, end of discussion!

  187. thetooloftools says: Aug 22, 2011 8:13 PM

    Hate all you want. This kid has mad skills.

  188. irishtemper419 says: Aug 22, 2011 11:51 PM

    Picking QBs is always risky I think a 3rd was a reach given mallet went n the 5th but who knows if he matures you get a faster younger culpepper If not the worse u can do is another Russell it’s not like u spent a 1st ala locker ponder newton tebow Russell Quinn … Everyone deserves a 2nd chance good luck TP please use ur head this time around

  189. southbeachtalent says: Aug 23, 2011 11:24 AM

    thetooloftools says:
    Aug 22, 2011 8:13 PM
    Hate all you want. This kid has mad skills.

    ———————————————–

    Your being scarcastic right? You also wrote “He’s going to win a ring”?!?! HAHAHAHAHAAHAHHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA

    Thanks for that.

  190. radrntn says: Aug 23, 2011 6:46 PM

    since when in the nfl do you reach in the 3rd round?

  191. tatum064 says: Aug 23, 2011 10:05 PM

    southbeachtalent says:
    Aug 23, 2011 11:24 AM
    thetooloftools says:
    Aug 22, 2011 8:13 PM
    Hate all you want. This kid has mad skills.

    ———————————————–

    Your being scarcastic right? You also wrote “He’s going to win a ring”?!?! HAHAHAHAHAAHAHHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA

    Thanks for that.
    ======================
    Going 31-4 and winning two BCS dont count for much, huh?

    Cannot wait to see this kid light it up.

  192. radrntn says: Aug 24, 2011 3:15 PM

    what talent is there in south beach????how to get away from the cops?

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