Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Raiders Shock no one; Take Pryor in 3rd round of Supplemental Draft
The Oakland Raiders may have gotten themselves their quarterback of the future when they took Ohio State’s Terrell Pryor in the 3rd round of the NFL Supplemental Draft. Pryor entered the draft when he was ruled ineligible by he NCAA due to receiving improper benefits while at school. The embattled QB threw for over 6,100 yards and 57 touchdowns in his three years at OSU. Pryor will be suspended for the first 5 weeks of the season for not cooperating with NCAA investigation of Ohio State.
The fact that Al Davis took this guy should be no shock to anyone. We all know that old Al falls in love with measurables (see: Heyward-Bey, Darrius) and as soon as Pryor ran 4.36, his ticket to Oakland was stamped. Davis has been out of touch with the NFL since he traded coach Jon Gruden to Tampa. Let’s just hope Pryor lasts longer than JaMarcus Russell.