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Pryor: Should Bills be interested?

The NFL supplemental draft will be held at 1 p.m. today, and Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor expected to be selected in the bidding-style selection process.

The Bills were among the teams who sent a scout to watch his Pro Day workout last week.  Pryor is a gifted athlete at 6-foot-5, 232 pounds, but many experts aren't convinced he has the accuracy, fundamentals and instincts to become a solid NFL quarterback. He reportedly ran the 40-yard dash in 4.36 seconds and told scouts he was willing to play any position in the NFL.

He also comes with baggage. He was suspended by the NCAA for selling memorabilia. He cannot play in the first five games this season in the NFL. He had a reputation as a diva and problem child in college. It makes you wonder whether he's worth the aggravation.

Should the Bills be interested?

It's a tough call for any team.

Ryan Fitzpatrick had a poor week of practice last week and did not look good in the preseason loss Saturday to the Denver Broncos. Quarterback has been a persistent problem for the Bills. Pryor might become a great player in the league, but you never know for sure. He could wind up playing wide receiver and be used in wild-cat situations. He could be a bust.

The way the supplemental draft works, interested teams determine what they would be willing to give up to get a particular player and place a bid on him. The highest bidder would get his rights, but in exchange it would surrender that pick in the next draft. Buffalo has a fourth-round pick from the Lee Evans trade that it could use, but that might not be enough to land Pryor if they wanted him.

It comes down to two basic questions:

Do you want him?

How much do you want him?

--- Bucky Gleason

 

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