Brooks: Pryor’s a project, but keep him at QB

As a former NFL scout, senior analyst Bucky Brooks is a good person to ask about the pro potential of former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor, who left school and is applying for the supplemental draft. And during Brooks’ live chat Thursday on, a fan asked him about the idea of the fleet-footed Pryor moving to running back in the NFL.

“The talk about Terrelle Pryor making a position switch is very premature,” Brooks said. “(Pryor) is a phenomenal athlete and that entices scouts when they watch him move around, but I believe he is best suited to play QB. He has spent his entire career as a signal caller and I’m sure that is what his mind is set on as he moves to the pros.”

Brooks didn’t speculate on where Pryor might go in the supplemental draft, but he didn’t think it would be a wasted pick for a team that had time to develop him.

“Although he is raw in several aspects of the position, I like his athleticism and arm strength,” he said. “He will certainly need a lot of time to develop, but if he really works at his craft, there is no reason why he couldn’t be an effective QB as a pro.”

For the entire Brooks chat, click here.

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