Terrelle Pryor: Will He Be Jason Campbell's Backup for the Oakland Raiders?

big ROC Stockton, CAAnalyst IIIJune 12, 2011

6'6" 235 lbs with sub 4.4 speed.  Those numbers make you a Raider.
6'6" 235 lbs with sub 4.4 speed. Those numbers make you a Raider.Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Heading into the 2011 NFL Draft, it was reported that the Oakland Raiders would have drafted Colin Kaepernick if they came across the right deal to trade up for him. That didn't happen, leaving the Raiders without a QB for the long-term future.  

Jason Campbell is the man right now and for years to come. He is just entering the prime of his career, and I believe the Raiders got him at just the right time. Having your QB situation set for the next four years or so is the perfect time to acquire a young, talented QB to groom behind your veteran starter.

Terrelle Pryor has played his last game at Ohio State, and he is expected to declare himself eligible for the NFL supplemental draft.

The Raiders aren't going to use their 2012 first-round pick and are already without their second and fourth-round picks. If they want Pryor, they will have to use their third-rounder on him. That would leave Oakland with just a first, fifth, sixth and seventh-round pick for the 2012 draft.

You know Al Davis has to be entertaining the idea of getting Pryor now and letting him learn behind Campbell for a while.  

Pryor has all the measurables Al Davis falls in love with. He stands at 6'6", weighs 235 lbs. and reportedly runs a mind-boggling 4.33 in the 40-yard dash. A lot of "experts" say he will have to change positions in the NFL. I think he can be a QB in this league if he can sit and learn for a few seasons.  

His numbers as a QB suggest that he got better from one year to the next.

In 2009 he completed 56 percent of his passes, while throwing 18 TDs and 11 INTs. Last season he completed 65 percent of his passes and threw 27 touchdowns. He also has rushed for more than 2,000 yards and 17 touchdowns over the last three seasons.

What do you think, Raider Nation? Would Terrelle Pryor be a good fit to back up Jason Campbell while he is getting ready to be the guy?  

I think Hue Jackson can mold Pryor into a very good NFL QB. Pryor wouldn't have the pressure to get it done right away with Campbell being the QB for the next few years at least.  

Could it work in Oakland for Pryor? You know Al Davis wants another try at a franchise QB.