For a third-round pick, Al Davis and the Raiders picked up the most-talked about prospect in supplemental draft history in former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor.
Pryor will not be available for the first five games of the 2011 regular season. The former standout for the Buckeyes was suspended along with four teammates by the NCAA for selling memorabilia. He announced his withdraw from the University of Ohio State in June and practically at the last minute he became eligible for the supplemental draft.
What This Means For Raiders 2012 Draft: The move means Oakland will have plenty of time to sit on its hands next April. The team no longer has a 2nd, 3rd or 4th round pick. The Raiders traded a second-rounder to the Pats, spent the third-rounder of course on Pryor and shipped the fourth-round selection to the Redskins for Jason Campbell in the 2010 draft.
Fun Fact: That means the Raiders gave up more for Pryor than the starting quarterback. That’s interesting.
What You Need To Know About Pryor: Al Davis is known for stunts like this. Sometimes it’s a success; sometimes it’s a disaster. In either case, Pryor certainly brings some baggage to the equation. Nonetheless, he may turn out to be a star under center in the NFL one day. Believe it or not, he had comparable numbers to the first overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft in Cam Newton, who was also involved in a highly-scrutinized scandal as well.
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