Raiders attend workout of QB Terrelle Pryor


A Raiders scout was at the workout of Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor on Saturday morning. Pryor is regarded as the most attractive player of the six entered in the supplemental draft.

Seeing the Raiders scout confirms the team’s interest. Coach Hue Jackson downplayed the Pryor angle when asked about him Thursday.

“I know he plays quarterback,” Jackson said. “I haven’t done much (research). I’m going to coach this team. I’m not worried about him. I have a quarterback. I have two very good backup quarterbacks. Who says he might be on our team? That’s what you said.”

When pressed on the issue, Jackson said:

“Ahhhh. Ahhhh, the supplemental draft is when, men? Monday,” Jackson said. “I can’t speak to that. I’m worried about the 49ers right now.”

Well, the Raiders scout’s presence speaks loud and clear. The fact Pryor posted 40-yard dash times of 4.38 seconds and 4.41 no doubt heightened that interest. It’s important to note that the Raiders keep their own times, so that figure could be even faster.

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton went No. 1 in this year’s regular draft, and he ran a 4.59 at the NFL Scouting Combine. Pryor’s time is of even more import if a team such as the Raiders have designs on converting him to, say, wide receiver.

Any team that selects Pryor, or any other player in the supplemental draft, would have to forfeit a pick from the 2012 NFL draft in whatever round that player is taken in the supplemental draft.

The Raiders already are without second- and fourth-round picks in the 2012 NFL draft. However, it’s likely that they will gain at least one compensatory pick for a net loss of free agents in 2011.


Steve Corkran

  • lefty12

    He was just pointing out that he never realized how much he was actually making while he was in college.He mentioned that besides all things related to school being paid for,he didn’t appreciate the extras the athletes received-free room and board,per-diem when they traveled,the monthly allowance they receive,even though it isn’t a large amount of money-something around $400 a month,etc.

  • lefty12

    People go to college for the opportunity to make it after they get out of school.Why should athletes be different?Too many of them believe they are entitled.I just saw a commercial were M.Irvin said Cam Newton is getting $22 million and he should be getting $50 million more.Give me a break.

  • dvrick

    # Smells like beeechum Says:
    August 20th, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    YEA!!! RAIDERS going DOWN!

  • dvrick

    # Atlas Says:
    August 20th, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    This is freak! I just got a inside tip that Al Davis is trying to trade DMAC and a 4th. Freak man! It’s gonna happen. Hello Tyrell, so long DMAC!!!!!

  • dvrick

    # priesttj Says:
    August 20th, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    T Pryor can still be had in the 3rd if I’m the Raiders I make the move and trade DMAC!!! He’s better than Keapernick who the niners moved up to get in the 2nd. He is as good or better than Jake Locrker right now. Had he stayed in school he would be a Heisman candidate and a low 1st or high2nd rndr in the draft.

  • edward teach


    Had to run out for awhile, so just getting to your question;

    To answer, I would hope that my parents (or parent, as the case may be) would have raised me to know the difference between right and wrong, and to conduct myself accordingly. The type of activity you’re asking me if I would participate in risks an awful lot for an awful lot of people, and it would be selfish and short-sighted to give in to something like that.

    I’m not saying the system’s fair. What I’m saying is that Terrell Pryor got caught breaking rules he knew about. People in all walks of life break rules that they think are silly; we’re all human and we all do it. What we should all realize is that there are consequences if we get caught.

    Change the system, change the rules; all good topics for discussion. Terrell Pryor broke existing NCAA rules, and got caught. Doing what he did was selfish, and put his team, his university, and his coach in a difficult position. I think it’s hard to look the other way.

  • dvrick

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    August 20th, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    JFB if you believe that you are a damn fool…………period Priesttj!!!!!!!!! GO NINERS!!!!!!!!