MIAMI (CBSMiami.com) – Former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor will need all the help he can get to play in the NFL. He started that process Monday by signing with Miami-based super-agent Drew Rosenhaus.
Pryor has been at the center of the controversy at Ohio State University. The Buckeyes football program is likely to be hit with severe sanctions by the NCAA and when it became clear the NCAA was starting to target Pryor, he quit the school that had stood by him for so long and will likely head for the NFL.
Pryor’s lawyer, Larry James, said Monday that Pryor was in Miami and had signed an agreement with Rosenhaus.
James also said he had formally notified Ohio State that Pryor had an agent, making him ineligible and clearing the way for him to participate in an upcoming supplemental draft.
But before Pryor and Rosenhaus begin trying to sell him as an NFL quarterback, they have a lot of scouts to win over. NFL Films game tape analyst Greg Cosell was not impressed with the limited body of work he’s seen of Pryor.
“I watched 2 games of Pryor, 7-8 of the other QB in draft. Based on those 2 games, Pryor a late round pick at best. Want to see more,” Cosell said on Twitter.
Pryor is an impressive physical specimen, standing around 6’6” and over 200 pounds. He’s a great runner and okay passer, but he’s had trouble adjusting to offenses and typically had the offense built around him.
Pryor might make a better receiver in the NFL than quarterback. His height and speed could create matchup nightmares for opponents, if he’s willing to learn a new position and a team has patience with him.