On Monday afternoon, the Browns made a shocking roster addition grabbing former Ohio State Buckeye and Oakland Raider quarterback Terrelle Pryor off waivers. Pryor was waived by the Bengals over the weekend, the second time he was waived this offseason. Pryor also made headlines over the weekend by announcing he was transitioning to the wide receiver position.
Pryor at 6’6 and 235 and with a 40 yard dash time of 4.38 seconds is the perfect size and speed for a receiver in the National Football League. But last June he told the media he didn’t know how to catch a football. Hopefully the Browns are patient with Pryor and let him slowly develop.
With veterans Brian Hartline, Andrew Hawkins and Dwayne Bowe on the roster, this is the perfect landing spot in my opinion for Pryor. He won’t be forced into a situation where he has to play right away but look for him at some point to possibly compete with rookie Vince Mayle for snaps as the fifth receiver on the depth chart behind Bowe, Hawkins, Hartline and second year receiver Taylor Gabriel. I’m sure head coach Mike Pettine and offensive coordinator John DeFilippo (who was Pryor’s quarterback coach in Oakland) will have a package in the red zone to let Pryor go up and use his size to catch jump balls. This is a no risk move by the Browns but hopefully it’ll be rewarding for the Dawg Pound in the future.