The closer we get to a new collective bargaining agreement, the closer we get to the NFL supplemental draft. This year’s supplemental draft is getting a lot of extra attention because it will determine the NFL home for former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor.
There is a lot of doubt that Pryor will be able to successfully make the transition from a college to NFL quarterback, which is the reason teams are searching for a way to use his rare talent.
One team that could be a good fit for Pryor is the Baltimore Ravens. Why Baltimore? Well, ESPN’s John Clayton believes that because of Anquan Boldin’s prior experience he could be a perfect mentor to help the former Buckeye make a transition into the NFL… as a wide receiver.
“If you can talk him into being a wide receiver, there is no better guy to be around than Anquan Boldin,” said Clayton. “Having Boldin coach him up – and I know this from talking with [Arizona Cardinals receivers] Early Doucet and Steve Breaston – his influence on wide receivers is as good as anybody in football. Maybe the best in the last several years.”
So while the troubled signal-caller could have a rough going as the man behind center at the next level, he could have a perfect home in Baltimore with the right leadership and a position change. Wherever Pryor does wind up, he will need solid veteran leadership so a potential relationship with Boldin would make perfect sense.
Pryor projects as a mid-to-late round pick in the supplemental draft.