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Terrelle Pryor was only pick in supplemental draft

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Former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor was the first pick in this year’s supplemental draft, taken by the Oakland Raiders with a third-round choice.

As it turned out, Pryor was also the only pick in this year’s supplemental draft.

The supplemental draft is now over, and no one else was selected. That makes the other five players who were eligible (Western Carolina defensive back Torez Jones, Georgia running back Caleb King, Lindenwood defensive end Keenan Mace, North Carolina defensive end Mike McAdoo and Northern Illinois defensive back Tracy Wilson) free agents.

King and McAdoo were both considered decent prospects who had a chance of being drafted, but if not a single NFL team thought either one of them had enough upside to be worth even a 2012 seventh-round pick, that doesn’t speak well for their chances of making it in the NFL.

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39 Responses to “Terrelle Pryor was only pick in supplemental draft”
  1. cowboyfan45 says: Aug 22, 2011 2:30 PM

    it figures, Raiders got another Jamarcus Russell

  2. jw731 says: Aug 22, 2011 2:30 PM

    Why did they even call this a draft then?

  3. davikes says: Aug 22, 2011 2:36 PM

    Congratulations Al, you now have the fastest QB in the NFL who can’t throw to go with the fastest WR who can’t catch.

  4. thespeaker08 says: Aug 22, 2011 2:38 PM

    Go Catamounts! Torez what what!

  5. dietrich43 says: Aug 22, 2011 2:41 PM

    Just like the drunk near the end of a fantasy draft, I wonder if Crazy Al tried to draft Pryor again in the sixth round.

  6. brasho says: Aug 22, 2011 2:41 PM

    if not a single NFL team thought either one of them had enough upside to be worth even a 2012 seventh-round pick, that doesn’t speak well for their chances of making it in the NFL.

    ++++++++

    Or it could be that the draft was held so late that most teams figure it would be next to impossible for the players to come to camp, get caught up with the system, and be ready to play with only 2 more preseason games left before the season starts.

  7. mark0226 says: Aug 22, 2011 2:41 PM

    If only one guy was selected, how do they decide it was the third round? Do they go through the motions in each round and all teams pass?

  8. descendency says: Aug 22, 2011 2:46 PM

    I guess we know why they held back the draft for only Pryor then.

    Kind of shocked some DE needing team (or rush linebacker) didn’t at least put a 7th round claim in on Michael McAdoo.

  9. cotts1 says: Aug 22, 2011 2:46 PM

    Well it’s a supplemental draft….what would you prefer they call it?

  10. hobartbaker says: Aug 22, 2011 2:49 PM

    Raiders got a HUGE bargain. Normally when you trade a future pick for an immediate one you sacrifice one full round of trade value. So the third rounder used on Pryor would actually be a fourth round pick in the 2o12 draft.

    He is one of just a few quarterbacks the year who meet the 26-60-27 criteria for success coming from college to the NFL. 26 college starts, over 60% career competion percentage, and 27 or more on the Wonderlic. Newton, Locker, Kaepernick, Mallett, did not meet the standard. Other than Gabbert, the guys who did were two years older than Terrelle.

  11. mwcarolina says: Aug 22, 2011 2:49 PM

    Western Carolina defensive back Torez Jones, Georgia running back Caleb King, Lindenwood defensive end Keenan Mace, North Carolina defensive end Mike McAdoo and Northern Illinois defensive back Tracy Wilson) free agents.
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    the Panthers should look into Mike McAdoo and Caleb King should go to Arizona and one of the defensive backs should also look into Carolina. i am surprised that only Pryor was drafted. i thought McAdoo would be drafted.

  12. titan40 says: Aug 22, 2011 2:51 PM

    “Welcome to Oakland Mr. Pryor, I’m sure you’ll feel right at home with all the other troubled athletes that failed to revive their career.”

  13. cowboyfan45 says: Aug 22, 2011 2:54 PM

    questionable character NFL draft

  14. dirtdawg55 says: Aug 22, 2011 2:56 PM

    The fact McAdoo and King, or others, weren’t drafted does not mean their chances of making the NFL are poor. What it means is teams preferred to gamble they would be available as free agents rather than acquiring them by burning a 2012 draft choice.

    I think a lot of people think late round picks are freebies and they can be used indiscriminately as a result. They are as precious as early round picks.

    When it comes to the supplemental draft, if the guy isn’t worth a 1, 2 or. 3, I am not so sure you would then burn a 4, 5, 6 or 7 on him. You just might prefer to see if he becomes free in which case you can keep your 2012 picks intact and still pick up the player you want. It is a risk, but one likely worth taking.

  15. freemantowilliams says: Aug 22, 2011 3:01 PM

    Look for Caleb King to possibly sign with the Cardinals. They could definately use the help

  16. dirtyjersey9er says: Aug 22, 2011 3:02 PM

    hobartbaker says:
    Aug 22, 2011 2:49 PM
    Raiders got a HUGE bargain. Normally when you trade a future pick for an immediate one you sacrifice one full round of trade value. So the third rounder used on Pryor would actually be a fourth round pick in the 2o12 draft.
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    No they only use that as the basis for the trades in a current draft. A 3rd rounder in a supplemental draft is a 3rd rounder. So now because they used their only remaining pick in rounds 2-4 on him there will be a long wait come next draft day between the Raiders’ first and next pick in the draft.

  17. rockpaperscissorzzz says: Aug 22, 2011 3:03 PM

    @brasho hes suspended for 5 regular season games so… Hopefully thats enough time

  18. 3octaveFart says: Aug 22, 2011 3:03 PM

    jw731 says: Aug 22, 2011 2:30 PM

    “Why did they even call this a draft then?”

    Exactly, it was more like a raffle.
    Only the loser got the prize.

  19. jw731 says: Aug 22, 2011 3:04 PM

    Unemployed draft?

  20. leftcoastnative says: Aug 22, 2011 3:07 PM

    Eventually, Al may end up moving the kid to TE. Remember, Ethan Horton was a QB at North Carolina and the Chiefs attempted to convert him to running back. Al pick him up for nothing during the ’87 strike year and converted him to TE where Horton made the pro bowl.

    Al also converted Billy Cannon and Todd Christensen to TE and both turned out well.

  21. simplesimon1 says: Aug 22, 2011 3:13 PM

    titan40:

    You say:

    ““Welcome to Oakland Mr. Pryor, I’m sure you’ll feel right at home with all the other troubled athletes that failed to revive their career.””

    Now, I’m not an Oakland fan in any way, and I find it as easy as anyone to make fun of them, but you have to be kidding. Revive a career?!!! He’s a rookie coming out of college early after he was caught doing some bad things and about to be suspended. People who think this sort of thing doesn’t happen on every single college team are out of their mind. To say he’s trying to revive a career is pathetic. He’s young and just starting out, not a veteran playing out his attempted comeback.

    One thing. This kid is far more talented than any other QB on the Raiders roster. I hope he can come in and play after his bogus suspension and make a difference. He has the potential.

  22. jlb10 says: Aug 22, 2011 3:16 PM

    dirtyjersey9er the raiders will have probably 2 3rd round compensation picks for losing nnamdi and miller

  23. mwcarolina says: Aug 22, 2011 3:25 PM

    Eventually, Al may end up moving the kid to TE
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    i think moving him to TE isnt a good move because then he has to learn how to block and run a tight end route. i think Pryor plays QB, backups up for a year (3rd string for a long time) then next year takes the 2nd string away and whenever Campbell leaves Oakland than i think Pryor might start. he’s a project.

  24. osteelers says: Aug 22, 2011 3:33 PM

    BUST!!!!!!!!!!

  25. jw731 says: Aug 22, 2011 3:34 PM

    Billy Cannon?…Seriously?…..Al just wants to sit in his ill fitting sopranos leisure suit……..and watch him and DHB race, while the sun sets, as he waits for Howie Long to re-enter the draft…….

  26. minime6846 says: Aug 22, 2011 3:41 PM

    can he throw?

  27. radrntn says: Aug 22, 2011 3:47 PM

    gotta wondr how many 3rd picks from the nfl draft 5 years ago are even in the nfl this year.

    Raiders now dont have a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th rd pick, but should get compensation for nnamdi, miller, and gallery.

  28. lionpride10 says: Aug 22, 2011 3:49 PM

    I think the lions will go after Caleb King to help make up for losing leshoure.

  29. mgifford7 says: Aug 22, 2011 3:49 PM

    Being the only pick in the supplemental draft is a good example of how someone can be a winner and a loser at the same time.

  30. vikefanman2000 says: Aug 22, 2011 4:07 PM

    Look for the Vikes to trade a second rounder for him in 2020.

  31. rmm1984 says: Aug 22, 2011 4:27 PM

    Any chance Al Davis thinks he is building an arena football team?

  32. weneedlinemen42 says: Aug 22, 2011 4:59 PM

    He may never make it as starting QB. He may struggle for consistant accuracy as a pocket passer. He might be a poor leader and a poor locker room influence.

    So, what did they get for a 3rd rounder. A 6’5”, 230lbs athlete with a 4.4 forty. He might not be very accurate yet but he has got more than enough arm strength for the NFL He is good runner from QB spot. At the very least he should provide a quality wildcat option. With the new roster regulations that should give him immediate value. Teach him a few routes and he should be able offer something as a receiver as well. Hell, with the contract that Larry Fitzgerald has just signed wide receiver probably looks like a good career path right about now.

    Hue Jackson can spend the next few years evaluating him and developing him as pro-style QB, while Pryor earns his paycheck playing on sub-packages. He has all the physical tools. His highlights suggest that he has real potential. If Jackson can draw that out of him, then the Raiders have got a bargain. If not they probably have got their money’s worth from a 3rd rounder by adding a running QB to take advantage of the revised 3rd qb rule.

    Had Pryor declared for this years draft it is hard to believe he would have fallen much lower than the 4th round. Spending a 3rd in a supplemental draft doesn’t seem like an outrageous reach.

  33. elmoron says: Aug 22, 2011 4:59 PM

    He could also be converted to Director of Memorabilia Sales at any Colosseum concession.

  34. elmoron says: Aug 22, 2011 5:25 PM

    Which, BTW, now offers full-body armor, Pirate Patch included, M&F sizes for our more discerning fans. Tattoos remain extra.
    Thanks,
    Al

  35. paulbrownsrevenge says: Aug 22, 2011 5:47 PM

    Pretty sad when the Raiders give up a third rounder to get him,……… and no one else picked! ahahhahahahhaaaaa

  36. jpietrefesa says: Aug 22, 2011 5:58 PM

    I cannot understand all the hype and media coverage over a guy who wouldn’t even have been picked in the first 3 rounds of an April draft. The guy isn’t gonna be a damn thing yet everyone wants to ride the hype. Let’s move on from the Terrelle Pryor talk already.

  37. raiders4life says: Aug 22, 2011 6:08 PM

    I miss Richard Pryor :(

  38. whoknowsnothing says: Aug 22, 2011 6:22 PM

    King to AZ, should happen within 48hrs.

  39. invalidusernametryagain says: Aug 22, 2011 10:41 PM

    leftcoast – The Chiefs didn’t convert Horton to RB, UNC did that. He played very little QB at UNC before becoming RB, and a darn good one….All-Conference RB and ACC Player of the Year.

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