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Terrelle Pryor to Consider Supplemental Draft?

The folks at National Football Post are reporting that Terrelle Pryor is considering leaving Ohio State and entering the NFL’s Supplemental Draft. The Post goes on to note that this happening is somewhat unlikely, but still gave it a 40 percent chance of happening.

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As NFP notes, some dominoes have to fall into place in order for all of this to work out. First, the NFL and NFLPA need to strike a new CBA. Fresh off of a BCS Bowl victory, and a five game suspension looming, it seems the Buckeyes’ star quarterback has little left to prove at Ohio State from an achievement standpoint, unless he has aspirations of winning a national title and a Heisman trophy, which he absolutely should.

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Still, facing a five game suspension and losing the head coach that allegedly made him promise to stay might make his senior season a little bleak, so Pryor could very easily decide to go pro and be a supplementary draft selection, per NFP’s sources.

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We will continue to monitor this story as it develops, but as of right now, Pryor is reportedly leaving the door open to still go to the NFL this year. Some have predicted that he will be a third round pick at best and that he will move to the tight end position, but I think that is a bad prognosis for Pryor.

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With his size, speed, and athleticism, he is the type of guy you want to have the ball in his hands at all times. I could easily see a team using a 2nd round selection on him, and it will be to play quarterback.

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