The Eagles were among 17 NFL teams at infamous quarterback Terrelle Pryor’s unofficial Pro Day workout this week, though the Birds appear unlikely to draft the former Ohio State signal-caller. Whispers are that Miami could be the developmental project’s most likely suitor, while some league sources have indicated it “would be a surprise” if the Eagles pursued Pryor in the upcoming supplemental draft.
While the Eagles are set at quarterback with Michael Vick as the starter and Vince Young and Mike Kafka backing him up, Pryor has been praised for his amount of athleticism and upside as an offensive weapon. With head coach Andy Reid having such a good track record for developing young passers, Pryor’s name has been floated in speculation with the Eagles, and the acquisition of an athlete like Pryor would give the team yet another explosive play-maker on a potent offensive unit. However, all signs seem to point to Philadelphia steering clear of the QB.
Besides the troubling background he’s coming from after a controversial departure from Ohio State that involved the resignation of longtime college coach Jim Tressel, Pryor isn’t seen as much of a fundamentally sound prospect, and the Eagles have historically stayed away from spending future draft picks on long-term projects in the supplemental selection process. In all likelihood, Philadelphia sent scouts to Pryor’s workout to evaluate him just as they would with any other incoming prospect.