There are plenty of question marks surrounding Terrelle Pryor's ability to play quarterback at the next level.
Does he have the accuracy?
Can he read defenses well enough?
Well, here is something that should not be in question—Pryor would be an absolute stud at wide receiver in the NFL.
The feat has been pulled off by many players less physically gifted than him. From Hines Ward to Antwaan Randel El to Brad Smith—run-first college passers have had success playing on the outside in the NFL.
There are several tell-tale signs that project Pryor as an all-pro caliber receiver in the pros.
Standing at a massive 6'6" Pryor would be one of the tallest receivers in the NFL.
In high school, he reportedly had a vertical leap of 37 inches. That number would have been good enough to make the top 10 leaps for receivers in last year's NFL Combine.
The average height of an NFL cornerback is about 5'10" with 6'0" being considered tall. Pryor would eat cornerbacks alive in jump ball situations.
Randy Moss is 6'4", two inches shorter than Pryor, but in his prime he had a vertical leap of 51 inches.
In the height plus vertical battle, Moss defeats Pryor by an entire foot.
Pryor boasts a 4.33 forty time while weighing 240 pounds. Read that one more time, and no, that isn't a typo.
Moss blazed the track for a 4.25 40 time, but he only weighs 210 pounds.
In high school, Pryor could bench 320 pounds, and it wouldn't be surprising if by now it's closer to the next century mark. His second home is the weight room.
Moss reportedly only benches 225 pounds.
Moss may have Pryor by a step in the 40, but who wouldn't take an extra 30 pounds of muscle and over 100 more on the bench press for one step?
The skill set that is carried away from the basketball court obviously assists in transition to playing receiver position. Moss, Terrell Owens, Tony Gonzalez, Antonio Gates, Brandon Marshall, and countless other wide receivers and tight ends have strong basketball backgrounds. None though may have the talent to take Pryor one-on-one.
Pryor was primarily recruited to play college basketball, not football. He originally committed to the University of Pittsburgh to play basketball before de-committing after realizing his potential on the gridiron.
Rivals rated him a 6.0 on their prospect scale. The site's description of a 6.0 prospect explains: "An elite prospect. Will dominate college. Pegged as a first-round draft pick after a year or two of college."
Pryor may not be the NFL's next Randy Moss, but he could be better. A Moss junior in terms of athletic ability, Anquan Boldin's strength, and Ramses Barden's size all combined.
Can you say potential?
Highest ceiling ever.