Terrelle Pryor finally had his much-anticipated pro day in Hempfield, Pennsylvania. There were representatives from 17 teams. The Oakland Raiders were one of the teams in attendance.
As expected, Terrelle Pryor showed off some amazing athleticism for a man who stands 6'5'' and weighs 232 pounds. His 40 times were between 4.31 and 4.41 depending on whose stop watch you go by. Most had him at 4.37-4.38. Either way for a man his size that is a blazing time. Scouts also said that the turf he ran on was soft and that he would be faster on a harder, NFL turf.
His throwing wasn't as impressive as his measurables and 40 time. He completed just 27 of 39 passes. Four of the passes were dropped but guys usually throw for about 90% in these workouts with no defenders.
You know Al Davis wants a young quarterback to develop behind Jason Campbell. He's only 29 right now and Oakland would be perfect for Pryor who could sit and learn for a while behind a QB very similar to him in Jason Campbell.
While he's learning how to play QB he can be brought in on certain packages. He could be the Raiders "Wild Hog" quarterback. Pryor at QB with McFadden and Bush in the backfield would create mismatches for defenses.
There's no doubt he is an intriguing prospect. His agent thinks he should get drafted in the first round of the NFL supplemental draft. Most believe he is a mid- to late-round prospect. Now it all depends which team is willing to use one of their picks on him.
The Raiders are already without their second- and fourth-round picks in 2012. However if they think they can mold Pryor into something special then they may as well get him now so they can start working with him as soon as possible.
If he is there in the fifth round I can't see the Raiders passing on him. I also wouldn't be shocked if Al Davis takes him in the third round if he is available. Everybody knows Al Davis values those 40 times more than anybody. Pryor just might be too tempting for Mr. Davis to pass on.
What do you think?
Like the new article format? Send us feedback!