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Terrelle Pryor still in NFL supplemental draft limbo

August 15, 2011 |  2:09 pm


This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details.

Terrell Pryor is looking to become the first quarterback selected in the NFL's supplemental draft in nearly 20 years. But first things first: He still needs the NFL to declare him eligible for this year's event, which takes place Wednesday.

As of Monday, only five players had been granted entry into the supplemental draft -- Georgia running back Caleb King, Northern Illinois safety Tracy Wilson, North Carolina defensive end Michael McAdoo and small-school prospects cornerback Torez Jones (Western Carolina) and defensive end Keenan Mace (Lindenwood University).

Pryor left Ohio State with eligibility remaining, although he faced a suspension for the first five games of the upcoming season. The NFL may not want to set the precedent of accepting players who skipped April's draft into the supplemental draft.

Pryor's lawyer, David Cornwell, and agent, Drew Rosenhaus, both say they have been talking to the league on Pryor's behalf.

“I am confident that once the NFL has a full understanding of the facts, Terrelle will be part of Wednesday's supplemental draft,” Cornwell said in an email to the media Sunday.

Pryor, who has been working with former Cincinnati Bengals quarterbacks coach Ken Anderson, delayed a scheduled pro day last week in the Pittsburgh area due to his eligibility issues. Several teams -- including Cleveland, Dallas and Washington -- were expected to attend.

For the record, 2:49 p.m. Aug. 15: A previous version of this post failed to list Keenan Mace among the college players granted entry to the supplemental draft.


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The Sports Xchange contributed to this report.

Photo: Terrelle Pryor's discipline issues at Ohio State may affect whether the NFL allows him to enter Wednesday's supplemental draft. Credit: Jared Wickerham / Getty Images