Back in December I wrote up a brief scouting report on Terrelle Pryor, but it’s worth revisiting now that his college career is officially over.
In my previous report I defender Pryor, to an extent, stating that he deserved a shot at quarterback before being converted to receiver. I still believe he has the talent to play quarterback in the NFL, but he is extremely raw. To reach his full potential he will need to dramatically improve his work ethic and, given the numerous allegations brought forth against him in recent months calling into question his maturity, I’m not sure I would be willing to bet on his ability to do so.
His character concerns have entered Ryan Mallett territory, but Pryor isn’t half as polished as Mallett. Give Mallett the character/work ethic of someone such as Sam Bradford and he would have undoubtedly been a top-10 pick in the 2011 draft. I can’t say the same for Pryor given his inconsistent performances on the field.
The best option for Pryor may be to take his talents to Canada. Spending a season in the CFL would allow Pryor to rehab his image and prove his dedication to the game. If he is able to swallow his pride and develop his skills in Canada, NFL teams may start to take him more seriously and be willing to give him a legitimate shot at quarterback.