After news broke about former Ohio State University quarterback Terrelle Pryor being granted entrance into the 2011 NFL supplemental draft, different fanbases have been proclaiming their love for Pryor and why their team needs to go after him.
Well this is sort of like that. I definitely think the Seahawks should go after Pryor, but only if the “price” is right.
Reasons to Take Pryor
The Charlie Whitehurst and Tarvaris Jackson battle is in full swing, and neither guy has outright won the job. The truth of the matter is, Jackson was a disappointing move and not a wise decision. Former quarterback Matt Hasselbeck probably wasn’t the right answer, but neither is a guy who has proven absolutely nothing in his six seasons in the league. It also doesn’t appear that Whitehurst is a solid choice.
The Seattle Seahawks passed on a quarterback in the most recent NFL draft after so many were drafted early on. It appeared that the Seahawks were going to take Ryan Mallett in either the second or third rounds, but the New England Patriots drafted him instead. No one knows if Mallett is going to be a great player in the NFL, but the Seahawks shouldn’t take that chance with Pryor.
Concerns to Not Take Pryor
Carroll and the coaching staff should make sure they don’t overreach for Pryor. While getting a big play threat player like Pryor would be nice, waiting another year wouldn’t be bad either. Word is Carroll would be more than willing to go over after his former quarterback, Matt Barkley, if he is available when the Seahawks turn comes. And if not Barkley, taking a Landry Jones or maybe even an Andrew Luck.
The NFL decided to carry over Pryor’s suspension handed to him at Ohio State into his rookie season. Pryor will miss the first five games of the season and therefore may be a little bit less enticing. Off-the-field issues aren’t something to bring into a locker room without serious consideration.
So vote and decide. I personally think taking Pryor would be a great decision, but only if he is available at the right time. So you the fans, comment below because I would love to hear what other Seahawks fans think about getting Pryor.
What do you think? Comment below.