In a move most people probably saw coming, the Raiders drafted Terrelle Pryor in today’s supplemental draft. They used a third round pick on Pryor, and will forfeit their third rounder in next April’s draft.
Oakland has a long reputation of valuing speed and athleticism, and Pryor ran a 4.4 40 during a workout he held on Saturday in Pennsylvania. That led many to speculate that Al Davis would make a play for the former Ohio State QB.
Oakland’s current QB corps isn’t anything to write home about. Jason Campbell is the incumbent starter; he had thirteen touchdowns and eight picks last season in thirteen games (twelve starts) and is in the walk year of his contract. The silver and black also have Trent Edwards and Kyle Boller on hand. All three are former first round picks regarded by many as draft busts.
As I previously reported, Pryor will be suspended the first five games of the season. He won’t be eligible to practice, but can do individual work with coaches and won’t count against the roster. However, he will be free to participate in the two team’s two remaining preseason games and practices, once he signs a contract with Oakland.