Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Browns looking at Terrelle Pryor?

Well, well.  The Plain Dealer reports that the Browns are taking a hard look at Terrelle Pryor. We're all aware of the positives and negatives of Pryor, but this would be fascinating at the least, to put him in a situation where the pro fan base is also made up overwhelmingly of Ohio State fans as well.

I'm not going to be one of those who says that he can't be an NFL QB.  Of course, I'm not running him through the battery of tests that NFL experts would be doing..you know, the experts who never make a mistake drafting quarterbacks. He certainly is tall enough and he does seem to have a strong arm. He made plenty of great throws for the Buckeyes; it wasn't just his legs that got him yardage. His running is so spectacular, that's what people remember.

Alas, I don't think the Browns can pick him. There is going to be enough bad blood among Buckeyes fans who blame Pryor for the current Ohio State problems, that it would be very tough for him to be successful in Cleveland.

I don't think Pryor is a bad kid. Maybe a bit cocky and apparently self-entitled. But there's a thin line between confidence and cockiness. Pryor straddles that line, and it's not a terrible place for a quarterback.  But Cleveland would be a terrible place for Terrelle Pryor.

I guess I'm just hoping the Steelers don't continue their habit of drafting Buckeyes.