Update: July 9 @3:30pm: Isaiah Battle was the only player selected in the NFL Supplemental Draft, taken in the fifth round today by the St. Louis Rams. The six other players who made themselves eligible for the draft will now become UDFAs, free to sign with any team they wish.
The six eligible players (DE James Boyd, UNLV, DT Nate Holloway, UNLV, DE Toby Jackson, Central Florida, WR DeWayne Peace, Houston, WR O.J. Ross, Purdue and DB Damond Smith, South Alabama) all become UDFAs as of this afternoon, free to sign with any club they desire.
Those players are....From CBSSports.com:
DE James Boyd, UNLV
DT Nate Holloway, UNLV
Al Davis Strikes again!?Most draft experts had suggested Pryor was worth a fifth round pick, but thought that some team would ante up and pay a fourth rounder. ?Well, the Raiders have again gone against the grain, raising more than a few eyebrows along the way.
Although there was almost no chance the Giants would select ?Pryor in the supplemental draft, once Pryor posted a 4.38 forty-yard dash, it sealed his fate as an Oakland Raider.
In addition to being notified that Terrelle Pryor may be selected in the Supplemental Draft, NFL clubs were informed that Pryor made decisions that undermine the integrity of the eligibility rules for the NFL Draft. Those actions included failing to cooperate with the NCAA and hiring an agent in violation of NCAA rules. This resulted in Ohio State declaring him ineligible to continue playing college football. Pryor then applied to enter the NFL after the regular draft. Pryor had accepted at the end of the 2010 college football season a suspension for the first five games of the 2011 season for violating NCAA rules.
In his decision allowing Pryor to enter the Supplemental Draft, Commissioner Roger Goodell determined that Pryor will be ineligible to practice prior to or play in the first five games of the NFL regular season after he signs. Pryor may be selected in the Supplemental Draft, negotiate and sign a contract with an NFL club, and fully participate in the remainder of the preseason.
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One of the most intriguing collegiate players entering the NFL July supplemental draft is Terrell Pryor. There are more articles and opinions circulating the Internet as to where he may land, than one could hope to read in on rainy Saturday. Of the articles I've managed to get through, a recurring theme present in?analyst's opinion of Pryor, is that?he fits the?Kordell Stewart mold. He possesses the physical attributes to help a team in many different ways. The best comparison I can make to a current Jets player, is Brad Smith, who happens to be a free agent.
They compare similarly in their game, both?were mobile quarterbacks in college,?but Pryor has the physical edge. Brad Smith checks in at six feet two inches and 212 pounds. Pryor comes in at six foot six inches and 233 pounds. In looking at their production at the collegiate level, they're are some differences. Pryor's passing numbers?are impressive with a 144.6% QB rating, compared to Smiths 114.1%, many could say he played with a better supporting cast. The flip side of that argument is that Pryor played in the tougher conference, against staunch defenders. In 33 games at Ohio Pryor amassed 57 passing touchdowns and 26 interception with 2,164 rushing yards and 17 rushing touchdowns. Smith by comparison left Missouri with 56 passing TDs, 33 interceptions;? 4,289 yards rushing and 45 rushing touchdowns. In looking at numbers alone you can see that Smith was a far greater threat on the ground than Pryor, but the former Ohio signal caller can more than hold his own.