The Raiders did what they do best. Drafting for speed over need.
Oakland used a third-round pick yesterday to select former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor in the NFL’s supplemental draft. The Eagles had sent a representative to watch Pryor’s pro day workout last weekend in Pittsburgh.
The Raiders will forfeit their third-round pick in the 2012 draft. Pryor, who must sit out the first five games of the regular season, can practice with the team as soon as he signs a contract. He is also eligible to play in the final two preseason games.
Pryor’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said he was “tickled and thrilled” that his client went in the third round. He is expected to net a four-year deal worth $2.36 million.
The Raiders are looking at Pryor more as a wide receiver than a quarterback, according to ESPN.com.