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Steelers off-season options: WR Terrelle Pryor

I know what you’re thinking, wide receiver is the least of the Steelers concerns right now.  While that’s true for the moment, it doesn’t hurt to be proactive at a position.  We all saw what happened at inside linebacker in 2017.  It was assumed not to be a high priority position of need.  One key injury later, and the lack of depth was exposed.  In this post we take a look at Terrelle Pryor, the former quarterback turned wide receiver.  He’s a player with immense physical tools just waiting to land in the right situation.  What better spot than Pittsburgh, a place that has had great success developing wide receivers.

Terrelle Pryor Bio:

6’5″ – 240lbs

4.38 –  40 yard dash

3rd round pick (supplemental draft) by Oakland Raiders

Terrelle Pryor is a tough player to pin down in terms of talent.  Of course his physical skills are undeniable.  He has the size/speed skill set that scouts dream about from the wide receiver position.  The problem is he has never played the position until a few years ago.  Pryor’s last year in Cleveland got everyone excited on his potential to be an impact wideout.  He finished the season with 77 receptions for just over 1,000 yards.  Unfortunately, he couldn’t replicate that performance with the Redskins this past season.  Pryor hurt his ankle in week 2, and never fully recovered.  He was eventually placed on the IR for the remainder season, missing seven games in total.

This is a classic case of a buy low candidate, who could pay big dividends on the right team.  If the Steelers could land Pryor on a two or three-year deal for reasonable money, it could end up being quite a steal.  Pittsburgh is sure to be an attractive landing spot for the talented receiver.  The chance of winning a Super Bowl is always a lure for most players.  Add to that he would be coming to a team known for it’s developing of wide receivers.  So it seems like a good fit for both sides but……….  The elephant in the room of course is Martavis Bryant.  We all know how he reacted to the drafting of Ju Ju Smith-Schuster and the signing of Justin Hunter.  A locker room with both Bryant and Pryor would be toxic to say the least.  Kevin Colbert would almost certainly have to trade Bryant if that signing were ever to take place.  With there not being much likelihood of them resigning him after this season, it’s not a bad option for the team.

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