Some very intriguing news came out today when the National Football Post reported Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor is considering the NFL Supplemental Draft. According to the report, the chances that Pryor returns for his senior year are 60-40.
Pryor is suspended for the first five games of the 2011-12 season, after the NCAA ruled that he and four other teammates received improper benefits during their time at Ohio State.
The 6'6", dual-threat quarterback has not participated in spring ball in order to recover from offseason foot surgery.
The NFL's Supplemental Draft usually takes place following the NFL Draft, however, with no CBA in place, there will be no supplemental draft, and Pryor's plans to go pro could come to a halt.
A new CBA could be on the horizon, though, with both sides agreeing to mediation which will be presided over by Judge Arthur Boylan.
ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper, Jr. projects Pryor as a tight end in the NFL. Surely Pryor will take issue with that statement and set out to prove he belongs at the quarterback position.
He possesses a strong arm and elite athleticism, but really struggles with pocket presence and accuracy. While he has improved during his time at Ohio State, he still needs a lot of work with fundamentals and would be nothing more than a project quarterback at this time.
Can Pryor be a NFL quarterback? Hey, if Cam Newton can be considered the top QB prospect, then anything is possible.