Oakland Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor Looks Solid In Camp, Coaches Impressed
Oakland Raiders' quarterback Terrelle Pryor spent most of last season wearing a headset and learning the game from the sideline. Could this season be the same? After rookie minicamp quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo praised Pryor.
Defilippo expressed to Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, "The first thing is, everybody knows how hard he's working. He's going to give himself a chance to be a good player in this league, because of his work ethic. He and I are in communication every day. He's a gym rat here in this building. He loves being here, loves talking football, loves being around, playing the game. He's getting better every day.” "The fact is, his strides he's made from his first day here in this offense to where he is now have been good. We've just got to keep doing that every day. We've got to keep moving him forward and he'll do that with his work ethic."
In last year's supplemental draft, Pryor was selected by the Raiders with their third round pick. Pryor had the talent coming out school, but most believe he wasn’t ready and was immature. But the fact is in 2007, he was the number one ranked player out of high school and was recruited by Ohio State University. His dedication, efficiency and leadership were all shown when he played on the field with the Buckeyes in college prior to the scandal that rocked the campus in Columbus.