Terrelle Pryor, QB Or WR?

gary wertmanCorrespondent ISeptember 16, 2009

COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 25: Quarterback Terrell Pryor #2 of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks for an open receiver against the Penn State Nittany Lions on October 25, 2008 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Terrelle Pryor stands 6-6 and weighs 240 lbs. and has been timed at 4.3 in the 40 yard dash. Pryor's athletic ability is off the charts and he's only a sophmore.

Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel won a fierce recruiting battle to get Pryor. I'm sure Pryor was told and has been told, how great a college quarterback he can be. The key word is "can." He's not there yet, not even close. It takes more than a great athlete to be a great quarterback.

The chances of Terrelle Pryor staying at Ohio State through his senior year are slim. I'm sure Pryor has dreams of playing in the NFL and he should have. I can see Pryor being a first round draft pick some day. As a quarterback? No. As a wide Receiver. Yes, I said it. A WR with a TE's body. 4.3 speed. Super Star.

Last year I remember  Pryor playing WR for a couple plays. He caught a touchdown pass and I was amazed at how good he looked on those two plays. With his size, strength, speed and athletic ability, the skies the limit for him. The NFL has never seen a wide receiver with his measurables. I think he'd be a top 5 pick.

I'm not saying Pryor can't be a good college quarterback or even play a little QB in the NFL someday, but as a wide receiver his future would be limitless. Would Tressel ever make the switch? I doubt it, but it's definitely worth thinking about.