NFL Delays Supplemental Draft for Terrelle Pryor?
The NFL supplemental draft, originally scheduled for Wednesday, has been postponed, indefinitely.
NFL spokesman Michael Signora confirmed Tuesday that the draft will not be held as planned, but all 32 teams were notified of the postponement and will be made aware when a new date has been set. However, Signora did not say whether former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor would be available for selection.
The decision to postpone was presumably made to give the league more time to determine whether or not Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor should be eligible and to allow he and other players time to conduct a Pro Day workout for scouts.
The other day we reported that Pryor was seeking a meeting with commissioner Roger Goodell to make a case for his eligibility. Story here. Goodell was reviewing the facts of Pryor’s case, but there has been no reports on whether the meeting has actually taken place.
The eligible players so far are former Georgia running back Caleb King, former Northern Illinois safety Tracy Wilson, former Western Carolina cornerback Torez Jones, former Lindenwood University defensive end Keenan Mace, and former North Carolina defensive end Michael McAdoo.
Some players have already held workouts, including Georgia running back Caleb King. King worked out Monday in front of representatives from seven teams, including scouts from the Washington Redskins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills, according to a story today from Roger Clarkson of OnlineAthens.com.
With the postponement, Pryor may be added to the list. Should he be, he’ll most likely be the first of the prospects selected. Sources throughout the league have placed the over/under on where he’d be drafted (if allowed in) at anywhere between the 3rd and 5th round.