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    Default Terrell Pryor Visited The Pittsburgh Steelers On Sunday

    Former OSU standout Terrelle Pryor meets with Steelers
    By Scott Brown, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
    Monday, August 22, 2011
    Last updated: 2:33 pm

    Sunday featured another long practice at the Steelers' South Side facility as well as a little intrigue.

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ID:	3063Roughly 90 minutes after a two-a-half hour practice ended, former Ohio State and Jeannette standout Terrelle Pryor visited the Steelers at their team headquarters.
    Pryor will be selected in today's NFL supplemental draft, and the question the Steelers have to answer is how much they are willing to give up for the former Buckeyes quarterback.

    The team that selects Pryor forfeits the corresponding pick in the 2012 draft. The supplemental draft order is the same as the 2011 draft, meaning the Steelers pick near the bottom of every round.

    Drew Rosenhaus, Pryor's agent, has said Pryor is a "first-round talent," but opinions vary on where he will go in the draft.

    Pryor is a developmental quarterback -- if that is position he even plays at the next level. His size and athleticism coupled with his raw quarterback skills have fueled speculation that Pryor will be moved to another position.

    "He's physically a beast," said Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, who trained with Pryor during the offseason and shares an agent with him. "He's big, strong, fast. He's a great quarterback."

    Pryor held his Pro Day on Saturday at Hempfield High School, and both Steelers director of football operations Kevin Colbert and coach Mike Tomlin attended it. Afterwards, Pryor, a three-year starter in Columbus, told teams he wants to play quarterback in the NFL.

    "But I also said because I'm so far behind, if you want me to do some things and get on the field where I play quarterback or somewhere else, if you feel that it's best to win. I'm all about winning," Pryor said Saturday.

    Hosting a local draft prospect is anything but out of the ordinary for the Steelers. They make it a point to familiarize themselves most with draft-eligible players in their area.

    The 6-foot-5, 231-pound Pryor has ties to Steelers beyond his hometown's proximity to Pittsburgh.

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ID:	3064Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch mentors Pryor, and Pryor spent the offseason working on his throwing mechanics and other fundamentals with Ken Anderson.
    Anderson served as Tomlin's first quarterbacks coach, from 2007-09, before retiring. Tomlin has known Pryor since the latter was in high school.

    The Steelers already have four quarterbacks on their roster, though Dennis Dixon could be a candidate to go because he can become an unrestricted free agent after this season and wants a chance to win a starting job. Batch, meanwhile, is 36 and entering his 14th NFL season.

    New guidelines, per the collective bargaining agreements signed earlier this month, may encourage teams to keep a third quarterback who is athletic enough to run the wildcat offense or serve in a "Slash" role, similar to what former Steelers quarterback Kordell Stewart did early in his career.

    Teams no longer have to designate a third or emergency quarterback on game day. That means a third quarterback can play without compromising the eligibility of the other signal-callers on the active roster.

    In past years, the top two quarterbacks were not allowed to return to the game if the third-stringer played.

    Whichever team selects Pryor has team to figure out exactly what it wants to do with one of the most decorated athletes ever to come out of western Pennsylvania.
    Pryor has to serve a five-game suspension at the start of the regular season. He would have served the same sentence, for violating NCAA rules, had he stayed for his senior season at Ohio State.

    Pryor, who won't count against a 53-man roster until after the first five games of the season, and four others were punished for selling memorabilia. Those transgressions led Pryor to leave Ohio State in May, though the NFL didn't approve his entry into the supplemental draft until Thursday.

    "I'm excited for him," Brown said. "This process has been long and really stressful for him. I'm glad he had an amazing Pro Day."

    Brown did question, laughingly, the time (4.38 seconds) that Pryor posted in the 40-yard dash.

    "I think they must have had some bad clocks out there," he said.



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    I heard about this on Sirius Satellite Radio today...

    ... Yea, the Steelers have proven to be able to use collegiate qbs at other positions (i.e. Ward, ARE, Korkie)... But I hope and pray to God that they stay away from this punk... That's right, I don't like him one little bit... Yea, he's a good athletic specimen, but so was that other qb out of OSU that amounted to nothing... Sorry, but I just am NOT a fan.
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    I heard about this on Sirius Satellite Radio today...

    ... Yea, the Steelers have proven to be able to use collegiate qbs at other positions (i.e. Ward, ARE, Korkie)... But I hope and pray to God that they stay away from this punk... That's right, I don't like him one little bit... Yea, he's a good athletic specimen, but so was that other qb out of OSU that amounted to nothing... Sorry, but I just am NOT a fan.
    I followed Pryor some because my youngest brother was playing HS ball at the same time and were in the same division as Jeanette and were rivals. I saw all of the TV highlights and everything else. The kid was a gifted athlete at the Highschool level. He could run better than everyone else's running backs and could throw better than most teams QB's... however I never saw his QB skills as something that would prevail at the NFL level because he fell into that line of guys that were as dangeous or moreso with their feet, that the development as a passer just wasn't there, not like a more pure passer/pocket passer. Hence why I don't like the hybrid QB's like Korkie, Vick, Young, Dixon etc... and never felt that McNair and McNabb became good QB's until they developed their passing games and relied less on using their feet to bail out an underdevloped passing game.

    My problem with Pryor is that if tyhe Steelers have refused to use a 3rd string athletic QB like Dixon for the past few years in some offensive capacity, then what the hell are we going to do with another player of the same mold? If this was more fo a Bill Cowher type of team, I'd be all for Pryor because Cowher was big on gadgets and utilizing guys with althletic ability. Tomlin is far more stricter to the book
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    ... From what I heard on the radio today, he didn't (or refused) to show any skills for other positions during his "pro day"... Of course, it was well orchestrated by his agent (******** Rosenhaus)....
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    Quote Originally Posted by NKySteeler View Post
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    I heard about this on Sirius Satellite Radio today...

    ... Yea, the Steelers have proven to be able to use collegiate qbs at other positions (i.e. Ward, ARE, Korkie)... But I hope and pray to God that they stay away from this punk... That's right, I don't like him one little bit... Yea, he's a good athletic specimen, but so was that other qb out of OSU that amounted to nothing... Sorry, but I just am NOT a fan.
    Well, it's a moot point. He signed rock 'n roll Al 1-foot-in-the-grave Davis.

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    Well, it's a moot point. He signed rock 'n roll Al 1-foot-in-the-grave Davis.
    ... 'Ya beat me to it....

    ... Yea, just heard that he went in the 3rd round of the sup draft to Oakland.... It's a perfect place for that little punk....
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    The Raiders just picked him up, peas and carrots.

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