Pryor left Ohio State after he was accused of taking illegal gifts from boosters.
Sports Illustrated reports:
Sometimes the stereotypes are accurate, and the past is indeed prologue. Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis has always coveted freakish athletes in terms of size and speed, so naturally he stayed true to his track record Monday and spent a third-round pick on Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor in the NFL’s twice-rescheduled supplemental draft.
Given the Raiders’ history, it’s no surprise to see them gamble on Pryor’s eye-opening measurables, with his 4.38 speed and powerfully built 6-foot-5, 232-pound frame. Davis has always sought after the “wow” factor in the draft, and in that respect Pryor perfectly fit the mold of an Oakland pick.