Former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor has earned yet another gushing endorsement from another former NFL choice-maker who’s been spending time about him, which may possibly indicate that Pryor actually does have “rare talent” or may possibly indicate that the only people who get access to Pryor are the ones who will give gushing endorsements.
The “rare talent” assessment came from former Raiders and Bucs coach Jon Gruden, who sat down with Pryor for an upcoming ESPN unique. And now former NFL personnel man Ken Herock has offered a glowing review of Pryor as nicely.
“I was impressed, I really was,” Herock told Len Pasquarelli of Sports Xchange. “He’s a sharp guy. He was impressive in terms of football knowledge, putting things up on the blackboard, and he was very straightforward about items. He didn’t hold anything back.”
Herock, the former Falcons executive who drafted Brett Favre in 1991 and traded him to the Packers a year later, regularly works with players who are preparing for the draft. (The list of players Herock has worked with consists of Santonio Holmes, whom Herock later said was “ready to explode” due to the fact of off-field problems.) Herock spent two days working with Pryor, and he stated he believes Pryor is a far better passer than most individuals feel.
“From what I saw,” Herock said, “[Pryor] has a nice, tight release and delivery. The ball comes off his hand well, and he was accurate. I’m not into [assessing] where a guy will be picked anymore, and the supplemental [draft] is a little different thing, for positive. But I believe, if folks have a opportunity to work him out, they’ll be surprised.”
Still, Pasquarelli writes that the early consensus has Pryor as a middle-round choice at very best in the upcoming supplemental draft, which lines up with the assessment that NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock put on Pryor. For all the individuals talking up Pryor’s talents, not numerous seem to agree with agent Drew Rosenhaus that Pryor will be taken with a initial-round choose.