After seeing Jason Campbell get beat up by the 49ers yesterday, who can blame the Raiders on grabbing Terrelle Pryor with a 3rd round pick? I mean, this isn’t exactly a wasted JaMarcus Russell pick, having wasted a first overall pick several years ago. At least they didn’t take Cam Newton.
Pryor had a record of 31-4 as a starter at Ohio State that started in his freshman year. He has played in many a big game and there was never a moment too big for him. If you look down the Raiders roster, you can see that they did a good job of selecting players that came from winning programs. That has to be a big part of why the Raiders were able to break the losing record streak in 2010. Pryor would just add to the young team the Raiders have that are used to winning from their college days.
Given the shaky Raiders system, it’s possible to see Pryor starting by the end of the season, and although he was projected to be used with a 4th or 5th round pick, a starting QB from your 3rd pick is a bonus any way you look at it.