Say what you want, but last season as a true freshman, Terrelle Pryor was the most exciting guy to watch in the Big Ten.
Well at least for me anyway.
Pryor took limited snaps in the first two games of the 2008 season. Then after a horrific showing by the Buckeye starter Todd Boeckman, Pryor was thrown to the dogs in the USC game.
Look what he did though: 7-of-9 passing for 52 yards and 40 rushing yards on 11 attempts. Not to bad huh? Especially for a true freshman in his first true big minutes of playing time and against the USC Trojans.
Pryor would go on to have a successful 2008 season, becoming the full-time starter. His first game against Troy, he went 10-of-16 for 139 yards and four passing touchdowns. He would break an Ohio State freshman record that was set way back for touchdown passes in a game by a freshman.
His 2008 numbers: 1,311 passing yards, 12 touchdown passes and four interceptions. He also had 631 rushing yards and six touchdowns.
Pryor should have a great 2009 season. He will have the talent around him and the offensive line to protect him. His numbers will jump way up from 2008, now that he is the full-time starting quarterback.
My predictions: 2,877 passing yards, 25 touchdowns, seven interceptions. 711 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns.
Look for Pryor to have an outstanding 2009. He should help the Buckeyes to a solid regular season record and another major bowl game. Preferably a BCS bowl. Pryor should also pick up major hardware in 2009. Also, don't be shocked if he is a top five candidate for the Heisman. Look at Troy Smith's 2006 Heisman numbers, not too far off from my predictions for Mr. Pryor.