The NFL’s Supplemental draft will take place at 1 p.m. today, and the headliner is Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor.
The Redskins were one of 17 teams that attended Pryor’s workout last week, but chalk that more up to Washington doing its due diligence rather than coach Mike Shanahan & Co. craving the 6-foot-6, 233-pound Pryor.
Pryor, who will be suspended for the first five games of the NFL season, played quarterback at Ohio State, but there are serious questions about whether he can succeed at that position in the NFL.
Yes, he is a supremely gifted athlete. But, his decision making and throwing motion need a lot of work. Some NFL talent evaluators believe that if Pryor does remain a quarterback, even after a season or two of work, he likely won’t develop into anything more than a career backup.
It seems rather unlikely that the Redskins would take a chance on Pryor because given their rebuilding efforts, they can’t afford to use a draft pick and roster spot on a quarterback who is so raw.
Asked about Pryor Sunday, Shanahan said, “He’s got great size. Not that many quarterbacks run the 40 in that 4.5 or 4.4 [seconds], so he’s a great talent. But like all quarterbacks, it’s going to take some time. But he does have a lot of ability.”