Biography: Three year starter at Ohio State that completed 65% of his throws for 2772 passing yards,27 touchdowns and 11 interceptions as a junior in 2010, all career numbers.Also carried the ball 135 times for 754 rushing yards , adding four scores. Sophomore passing totals included 56.6%/2094/18/11 with ground numbers of 162/779/7. Initially suspended by the NCAA for the initialfive games of the 2011 season for selling college awards and accepting improperbenefits. Announced on June 8thhe was leaving Ohio State.
Positives: Wellsized, athletic passer still very rough around the edges. Has a big league arm, can drive the deepthrows or get passes through tight windows. Displays patience in the pocket, moves well on his feet and has theability to scramble away from oncoming rushers and buy time for receivers. Effective carrying the ball, shows theability to elude defenders and dangerous in the open field.
Negatives: Displays a poorsense of timing on passes, generally inaccurate and has receivers waiting onthrows or getting vertical in order to catch errant passes. Forces the ball into covered receivers. Ineffective reading defenses and does notfind the safety. Holds the ball too longin the pocket and indecisive.
Analysis: From a physical standpoint, Pryor grades well and would generally get consideration as a top 125 pick. Yet the athletic signal caller has not shown consistent improvement as a quarterback and all too often makes pedestrian mistakes throwing the ball. His arm strength and playmaking ability are worth a late round choice at this juncture as Pryor offers potential as a redzone/wildcat type of quarterback that should be effective with the run/passoption near the goal line.
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