Pryor lands with Raiders

The Raiders did what they do best. Drafting for speed over need.

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.

 
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