After Jim Tressel resigned this week, there have been reports that Ohio State players (including quarterback Terrelle Pryor) might opt to enter the NFL supplemental draft.
It makes sense if Terrelle Pryor decides to leave since his coach resigned, and the NCAA is still investigating Ohio State.
If Pryor enters the supplemental draft, I can think of six teams that might want him.
It may not seem to make a lot of sense for the Chiefs since they have Matt Cassel, but I could see Kansas City taking Pryor as a project.
Kansas City's back-up is Brodie Croyle, and I don't know if the Chiefs are that confident in having him as the only back-up on their roster.
Chiefs GM Scott Pioli comes from the Patriots' organization, so I wouldn't be surprised if the team drafted Pryor. If Cassel goes down and Pryor plays well, the Chiefs could use Pryor as trade bait.
I know the Colts have Manning, but he's not going to play forever, so why not Pryor?
With the Colts' coaching staff, Pryor could turn into an elite quarterback. Could you imagine how good he could be with three years of sitting and learning? And don't forget he would have Peyton Manning as his mentor.
The Colts aren't going to waste a bunch of money on him, so I don't see why it would be such a bad idea.
Once the lockout ends, the Eagles are very likely to trade Kevin Kolb, which only leaves Michael Vick and Mike Kafka.
I don't know what to think of Kafka, but I know with the way Vick plays, the Eagles might want to add a quarterback to their roster.
If the Eagles helped Vick become what he is now, they can probably do the same with Pryor. Vick is going to to turn 31 this year, and Pryor is expected to enter his senior year of college. If the Eagles can help Pryor become a true NFL quarterback, maybe he could be their quarterback of the future.
The Bills have Ryan Fitzpatrick, but can he hold up behind that offensive line?
The Bills looked to other needs in the draft, which is why they will be better next year, but how will they do behind Brian Brohm?
If they take Terrelle Pryor they will not only have their QB of the future, but also a very good insurance policy.
McNabb is gone. Grossman is likely to be back, but there is no guarantee he will. That leaves John Beck as only quarterback left on Washington's roster.
I don't know what kind of quarterback Beck is, but behind that line, durability might be an issue for any Redskins QB.
Working with Shanahan, who has a history of coaching quarterbacks with mechanics and character issues, Pryor could become an elite quarterback.
Matt Hasselbeck might be gone, so Charlie Whitehurst might be the only quarterback available. if Whitehurst fails, Pete Carroll is going to need a Plan B.
Out of all the coaches in the NFL, Carroll perhaps knows Pryor better than anyone after going against him when he was the head coach at USC.
I think Pryor would excel in Carroll's West Coast system, which is why Seattle is No. 1 on my list.