Raiders Take Jeannette's Terrelle Pryor in NFL Supplemental Draft

By Schofield, Paul | Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, August 22, 2011 | Go to article overview

Raiders Take Jeannette's Terrelle Pryor in NFL Supplemental Draft


Schofield, Paul, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


A new chapter in Terrelle Pryor's football career began at 1:30 p.m. Monday.

That's when the former Jeannette and Ohio State star quarterback learned he had been selected by the Oakland Raiders in the third round of the NFL supplemental draft.

Pryor's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, received a call from Raiders coach Hue Jackson to deliver the news. Pryor then talked with his new coach.

He was the only player selected in the supplemental draft, and he goes to a team with quarterback issues. The Raiders will forfeit their third-round pick in the 2012 draft for Pryor, who won't be eligible to play until the sixth week of the NFL season.

"I'm looking forward to the opportunity," Pryor said before packing and heading to the airport to fly to Oakland. "The Raiders are a great organization, and I'll do anything I can do to help to get a lot of 'Ws'. I'm all about competing and winning."

Rosenhaus said the Steelers were interested in Pryor, but the Raiders, with the 18th pick, beat them to him.

"The Steelers didn't have the need at quarterback that the Raiders did," Rosenhaus said. "I'm quite sure they would have selected him later in the draft, but the Raiders jumped up ahead of them."

At a pro day workout Saturday at Hempfield High School, Pryor ran a 4.36 40-yard dash, had a 31-inch vertical jump and showed better passing technique than expected to scouts from 17 NFL teams, including the Raiders.

"The Raiders are the right fit for him," Rosenhaus said. "They have an uncertainty at the quarterback position, and he definitely has a chance to go to a team that doesn't have a franchise quarterback at this time. He's got the opportunity to be that guy."

Rosenhaus said he was busy working on a four-year deal for Pryor and hoped to have one finalized by the time his client arrived in Oakland last night.

"We have to get him signed so he can practice," Rosenhaus said. "I don't think anybody projected him to go as high in the third round after the process we had to go through; just having a pro day on Saturday, getting a physical on Friday and all the issues that were swirling. …

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