In preparation for Monday’s Supplemental NFL Draft, former Ohio State Quarterback Terrelle Pryor held his pro day today (Saturday, August 20th) to give team representatives a better look at his skills. Held at a high school in Hempfield, Pennsylvania, Pryor took part in events typical of the NFL combine which preceeds the regular NFL Draft in April.

Among his measurables, Pryor hit 4.38 in the 40 yard dash and reached 31 inches in the vertical jump.

The seventeen teams in attendance for the work-out, according to reports by Albert Breer of the NFL Network, included the Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Redskins.

According to Drew Rosenhaus, the agent for Terrelle Pryor, he’s making no demands as to playing Quarterback at the pro-level, stating that Pryor will play any position asked of him. Despite Pryor’s attorney making statements on Friday which might speak otherwise, Rosenhaus also made it clear that his client will not be appealing the NFL-imposed five-game suspension.

As to the likelihood of most NFL teams spending a draft pick on Pryor, a guess would have to be made in looking a the respective depth charts and considering what Wild Cat / Slash options the team might look to run with Pryor as a flexible player. Making a statement via Twitter, Colts owner Jim Irsay let it be known that Indianapolis won’t be acquiring Pryor through the supplemental draft.


Making my prediction on the matter, Pryor is most likely to be picked up by the San Francisco 49ers or Buffalo Bills. Both squads have questions at the QB position and could use a shot in the arm. The Oakland Raiders could be considered a strong potential as well, given their penchant for picking up players with significant athletic measurables. Here’s my take on the other teams involved from the pro day workouts:

Cleveland Browns – could potentially use someone in case Colt McCoy gets injured, but he’s looking like their future

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Not likely to be considered a franchise QB, given the success of Josh Freeman. The big question would surround whether or not they’d believe Pryor to be a more adequate backup than Josh Johnson

San Diego Chargers – clearly not the franchise QB for the team

Detroit Lions – clearly not the franchise QB for the team, but the distance to travel made it a low cost investment  to go evaluate

Cowboys – they likely attended the workouts hoping to find his up-side, as Tony Romo is nearing the end of his prime and Dallas can embrace a player with off-field issues

Philadelphia Eagles – Highly unlikely. They’ve already got two QBs with rushing skills, but Vince Young and Mike Vick both have significantly stronger arms

New Orleans Saints – Not sure why they even evaluated him, with Drew Brees and Chase Daniel viable options there

New England Patriots – if he ends up there, it’s because Belichick sees potential for Pryor to play a hybrid position to open up his offense to include additional looks

That’s my take. What say you?