Thursday, June 9, 2011
Poll: The future for Terrelle Pryor
By Brian Bennett
Terrelle Pryor is done at Ohio State, but there will be many more chapters to his story.
Will the quarterback succeed in professional football? Colleague Joe Schad reported Wednesday that Pryor is likely to enter the NFL supplemental draft, and that Ohio State expects his eligibility status to change so that he would be able to go that route into the NFL. Being ruled ineligible is one way a player can enter the supplemental draft.
There, of course, are questions about whether Pryor can play quarterback at the next level, or whether he'll have to switch positions.
If he doesn't enter the NFL this summer, he could always play in either the UFL or CFL. Or he could take a year off and train for next year's draft.
No matter what happens on the next level, his college career is over. Ohio State won or shared the Big Ten title in each of his three seasons, and he led the team to victory in both the 2010 Rose and the 2011 Allstate Sugar Bowl. Had he played this season, he surely would have broken the school record for victories.
On the flip side are all the off-the-field problems involving Pryor, problems that could result in serious NCAA sanctions against the school. Historians will eventually decide on Pryor's legacy, but it will be remembered as tainted at best.
What do you think? Here's your chance to vote on what you think Pryor's next move will be and how he should be remembered in Columbus.
Vote in our polls, and we'll respond with our reaction later on.