Posted August 22, 2011

Terrelle Pryor selected by Raiders in NFL supplemental draft

Oakland Raiders

Terrelle Pryor will join a Raiders team that hasn't had a winning season since 2002, when they lost to Tampa Bay in the Super Bowl. (Cal Sport Media)

The Oakland Raiders selected Terrelle Pryor with a third-round pick in Monday’s NFL supplemental draft, just days after the league finally cleared Pryor.

Pryor generated a bit of a buzz at his pro day workout Saturday by running a 40 clocked at around 4.40 seconds. That apparently put him right in the Raiders’ wheelhouse — Oakland has made a habit of drafting players for their athleticism and speed, as much as for their overall game.

Per the NFL’s ruling last week, Pryor will not be eligible to play or practice for the first five weeks of the regular season, matching the suspension he would have faced had he returned to Ohio State for his senior season.

The Raiders currently sport Jason Campbell, Trent Edwards and Kyle Boller on their QB depth chart. Pryor figures to take one of those roster spots — likely Boller’s — as Oakland starts developing him.

There were five other players eligible for the supplemental draft, including Georgia RB Caleb King, but Pryor was the only name called. King was slated to be the Bulldogs’ starting running back this season after rushing for more than 1,000 yards combined over the past two years. But he was ruled academically ineligible this summer, ending his Georgia career.

King did not waste much time finding a time once the supplemental draft passed, however, reportedly signing a deal with the Vikings.

In addition to King, Mike McAdoo (North Carolina), Tracy Wilson (Northern Illinois), Keenan Mace (Lindenwoo) and Torez Jones (Western Carolina) also went undrafted.

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