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07:55 AM ET 04.17 | Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor is saying the supplemental draft is not in his future. And staying in school probably is a smart move. He may be a great college player, but scouts I've spoken with say Pryor would likely go in the fourth or fifth round of the supplemental draft. They see him as a player who is not an NFL style quarterback, an inaccurate passer and a player who struggles making decisions.

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April 17, 2011  08:02 AM ET

Richard? I thought he was dead? Oh Terrelle!

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April 17, 2011  08:37 AM ET

I agree with BB9. I think this guy is going to have to make a position change for any chance in the NFL. I could be wrong though. Just don't think he has NFL QB in him.

April 17, 2011  09:14 AM ET

Why doesn't this article surprise me!!

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April 17, 2011  09:20 AM ET

Well, getting drafted in the fourth or fifth round means he's going to have to sell a hell of a lot of OSU pants/rings/etc. to afford the lifestyle he wants out of college.

April 17, 2011  09:24 AM ET

he may struggle with decisions during the game, but post game, he knows exactly what tat parlor is going to ink him up...

April 17, 2011  09:30 AM ET
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Well, getting drafted in the fourth or fifth round means he's going to have to sell a hell of a lot of OSU pants/rings/etc. to afford the lifestyle he wants out of college.

Or he could take a job bagging groceries at Safeway!!!

April 17, 2011  09:37 AM ET
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Well, getting drafted in the fourth or fifth round means he's going to have to sell a hell of a lot of OSU pants/rings/etc. to afford the lifestyle he wants out of college

Are you saying he would take a pay cut for coming out of college?

April 17, 2011  09:38 AM ET
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Hiya, DC. And to top it off, TP only has seven games left in which to prove himself for the scouts. This assuming he even gets his starting job back. ?Quien Sabe?

Morn' HM. "?Quien Sabe?" is definitely the most appropriate question in this case. I've never understood why some kids with God given talent piss it away. Others, that are not given as much, will work their butts off to get every ounce out of what they were given. Always drove me crazy as a coach and educator!

April 17, 2011  09:38 AM ET
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Are you saying he would take a pay cut for coming out of college?

Nah, that only happens at Auburn.

April 17, 2011  09:39 AM ET

I like this, two bowl games he was the MVP and he struggles with decision making...is it Jim Tressel decision making which he struggles with?

April 17, 2011  09:40 AM ET
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Or he could take a job bagging groceries at Safeway!!!

He would have to move for this Career!

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April 17, 2011  10:00 AM ET
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I like this, two bowl games he was the MVP and he struggles with decision making...is it Jim Tressel decision making which he struggles with?

Great question HW.

April 17, 2011  10:03 AM ET
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He went to the wrong school to be developed as a QB IYAM. He dominated in HS with little reason to work on footwork, technique, touch, accuracy so no incentive. But if he went 4-5 round of the supplemental thats a telling sign of how bad he was.

Good point. tOSU isn't really known as QB University...more for other positions. There are a lot of schools not known as QB University though.

I'd be interested in the opinions of tOSU faithful. Who is the best NFL QB to ever come out of tOSU?

April 17, 2011  10:05 AM ET
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OK, I know this is gonna make me look like an apologist and an agent provocateur, but doesn't it seem that a climate exists among some NFL scouts, pundits, and fans to want African-American quarterbacks to fail in the No Fun League?It seems to me that, Doug Williams excepting (though he was painted with the same broad brush also), most black NFL quarterbacks are continually looked upon as being "an inaccurate passer and a player who struggles making decisions."I realize that many players just don't pan out at NFL quarterbacking, white, black, Hispanic. It's a tough business in which results are expected immediately. But if the athleticism is already in place, why can't a little extra confidence-building be part of the plan? I think too many times these young people are just thrown into the arena with the expectation to fail, and then the stereotype is fulfilled and perpetuated.

Hmm ... I think it is front offices using the media to drive his draft status (and therefore asking price) down. Race, as a periphial issue, is better than blowing too much money in case he is a bust.

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April 17, 2011  10:08 AM ET
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Good point. tOSU isn't really known as QB University...more for other positions. There are a lot of schools not known as QB University though. I'd be interested in the opinions of tOSU faithful. Who is the best NFL QB to ever come out of tOSU?

During my time of watching TOSU it is Mike Tomczac, What I find funny is we have had several great WR from the school during this time.

 
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