Terrelle Pryor couldn’t make it as an NFL quarterback, but there’s still a chance his rare size/speed combination could translate to the NFL as a wide receiver. Pryor really wasn’t able to showcase exactly what he could do in his brief stay with the Cleveland Browns thanks to a nagging hamstring issue, but he clearly showed them enough to initially make the final roster. He’ll also keep trying to make someone else’s squad as a receiver.
Per source, Terrelle Pryor is staying at receiver. He has two workouts scheduled this week.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) September 12, 2015
Cleveland’s need for running back depth led to his release, but that doesn’t mean Pryor is toast as an NFL wide receiver. Due to his raw ability, some team will take a shot on him as a receiver, it’s just a matter of time. So, who will it be? There are a handful of competitive teams that could take a shot on Pryor, while there are also several receiver-needy teams that could give him a look. It’s rather shocking that a team with such a lack of talent like the Browns wouldn’t keep him, but Browns gonna Browns I guess.
With that, let’s brush over five realistic landing spots for Pryor in 2015:
New England Patriots
New England looked just fine without a deep threat this past Thursday, but that’s certainly an element missing in their passing game. Brandon LaFell (foot) is out for at least for the six weeks of the year and no one else on their roster (save for a constantly disappointing Aaron Dobson) scares defenses with the long ball. Pryor just might.
The Panthers turned raw product Kelvin Benjamin into a star in his rookie year last year, and it’s quite arguable Pryor has more ability than the next man up, which was supposed to be Devin Funchess. With just Jerricho Cotchery and something called a Philly Brown in his way, Pryor could easily end up making an impact for the Panthers.
Green Bay Packers
The Pack just brought back a familiar face in James Jones, so perhaps that’s where they stop in trying to replace Jordy Nelson. They also have some good young talent at the position already, but for a team with Super Bowl hopes, making a splash that could potentially end up being genius can’t be written off just yet.
I know the Eagles like Josh Huff and for some reason Riley Cooper is their third guy, but there might not be a better fit than this. Pryor can make an impact in a number of ways in a Chip Kelly system, while I repeat: Riley Cooper is Philly’s #3 wide receiver. Yeah.
Who else? It’s Jerry Jones world and we’re just living in it. This is the guy who wanted to draft Johnny Manziel and actually did sign Greg Hardy, so anything appears possible in Big D. But what do the Cowboys really have beyond Dez Bryant at wide receiver? Terrence Williams is solid and Cole Beasley is a nice slot guy, but that’s really it. A project with serious upside like Pryor might be worth a roll of the dice.
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