Monday, August 22, 2011

Terrelle Pryor Drafted by Oakland.

I woke up this morning and first thing I saw on ESPN were possible destinations for former Ohio State Buckeye's QB, Terrelle Pryor.

Even before clicking I said to myself, "Raiders are definitely going to take him" and with the 18th selection in the 3rd round of the Supplemental Draft, the Oakland Raiders and Al Davis took a shot on a QB who has a lot to prove in a short amount of time.

I never felt that Pryor did anything wrong truthfully. I didn't think him selling his equipment and Ohio State valuables was that big of a deal. At the end of the day it was his possessions that he got rid of and it wasn't as if he was using the money for anything illegal. A college kid needs money and how they obtain it, as long as it's legal of course, shouldn't be punished.

Pryor had promised Ohio State to return to the team next year and serve a 5 game suspension for his "crime". After his coach, Jim Tressel was fired however, and Ohio State started to become filled with allegations from former players way before Pryor's era, he decided to enter the Supplemental draft and take his talents to the NFL.

He wasn't named eligible right away but after a meeting with NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell, he was named eligible with the understanding that he would be punished 5 games in the NFL. At first Pryor planned to appeal but this past week during his workout for 17 NFL teams he said in a statement to reporters that he would not appeal the suspension. Good idea, buddy.

And so, after 5 suspension games look for Pryor to dress up in the Silver and Black uniform and try to put the past in the past and move forward. His next true step is proving that he has what it takes to be an NFL Quarterback.


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