Big Ten rankings: Terrelle Pryor, No. 13

The Big Ten postseason player rankings continue with ...

No. 13

Terrelle Pryor, QB, Ohio State, So., 6-6, 235

PryorPreseason rank: 8

Why he's here: My inbox will undoubtedly fill up with complaints about Pryor, who struggled for much of the season and imploded in an upset loss to Purdue. But it's impossible to deny the obvious progress the sophomore displayed in Ohio State's Rose Bowl win against Oregon. Pryor delivered the best performance of his career in the biggest game of his career, flourishing in a more open offensive scheme. For the first time, he displayed the type of run-pass mix that defenses will struggle to contain.

Will Pryor ever be a top-10 passer? It's highly unlikely. But if he continues to build on an MVP performance in Pasadena, he'll be very dangerous in 2010, especially as he plays behind a veteran offensive line and has almost all of his weapons back. His size and skill set are unique, but he needs to turn the corner in 2010, much like Vince Young did in 2005 after leading Texas to a Rose Bowl win after the 2004 season.

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