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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Terrelle Pryor should be an NFL QB

As Alex has stated earlier, Terrelle Pryor is waiting to hear back from the NFL to enter the Supplemental Draft.  However, Terrelle Pryor in my opinion has the ability and talent to succeed in the NFL as a quarterback.  In the Rose Bowl game against Oregon Terrelle started to show glimpses of living up to the expectations everyone placed on him. He built on the momentum from the Oregon game and statically improved in his junior year. He completed 65% of his passes and while he matched his interception totals(11) from his sophomore season, he threw for 9 more touchdowns. Whose to say that if he had a senior season that his numbers wouldn't improve further. 

Pryor has shown that given time and the proper training he can improve as a quarterback. Terrelle would be best suited for a west coast offensive team like that of the Philadelphia Eagles, heck the Eagles should draft Pryor in the Supplemental Draft. Even though they just signed Vince Young and now have three quarterbacks on the roster, one more wouldn't hurt especially someone as talented as Pryor. Michael Vick in 2006 when he was with the Falcons had 53% completion percentage and nearly 2500 passing yards with 20 touchdowns and 13 interceptions with a quarterback rating of 76. Just last season Vick, had an MVP caliber season with a completion percentage of 63% and threw for 3000 yards with 21 touchdowns and just 6 interceptions and a quarterback rating of 100. Vick went from a decent passer and a deadly scrambler to a prolific passer and is still a deadly scrambler. Defenses actually hoped Vick would throw it on them, not anymore after last season. 

The Eagles took a chance with Vick when he was reinstated into the NFL and are taking a chance with Vince Young this year. Why not take another chance with Pryor who could be just as good as Vick if he plays to his potential. All Pryor needs is a chance and a good head coach and a good offensive coordinator. He would be given this said chance in Philadelphia where he would be learning from Andy Reid and Marty Mornhinweg. Also, he would be able to learn from both Michael Vick and Vince Young pertaining to issues both on and off the field.

Vick was able to go from being labeled as a scrambling quarterback who could hurt you more with his legs than his arm to a quarterback who can run. Vick can hurt you both ways now and has improved his decision making. The Eagles are hoping Vick can help Vince Young out and unlock his potential. Why not draft Pryor and allow both Vick and Young to help unlock Pryor's potential. In doing so the Eagles could get another great trade asset like that of Kevin Kolb. All Pryor needs is the right team and right situation to learn from and improve his skills. The Eagles offer that because they wouldn't be asking too much from Pryor and in the meantime Pryor can improve his abilities as a quarterback. The Eagles would be wise to draft Pryor and Pryor should want to go to the Eagles.

Ian with his take on sports 

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