The Oakland Raiders used a third-round pick Monday in the NFL’s supplemental draft to select former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor.
The Raiders announced the selection on Twitter. Oakland forfeits its third-round selection in the 2012 draft.
Pryor will not be eligible to practice with or play for Oakland during the regular season until the team’s sixth game. When he was allowed to enter Monday’s draft, he was handed a five-game suspension by Commissioner Roger Goodell. Pryor has said he will not appeal the suspension.
His selection by the Raiders hardly is surprising. Oakland often makes bold moves in the draft because owner Al Davis covets size and speed. Pryor ran a 4.36 in the 40 during his workout for 17 NFL teams Saturday. At 6-foot-5 and 232 pounds, he is similar in height to JaMarcus Russell, the LSU quarterback chosen No. 1 overall by the Raiders in the 2007 draft.
But Pryor is much more mobile. As a junior, Pryor had his best season statistically, throwing for 2,772 yards and 27 touchdowns with 11 interceptions. He also ran for 754 yards and four scores while helping the Buckeyes win the Sugar Bowl.
Oakland’s starting quarterback is Jason Campbell, now in his second season with the Raiders after being acquired from Washington, where he spent five seasons.
Cowboys quiet in supplemental draft
The NFL’s supplemental draft is over.
The Cowboys chose not to take part.
The club did not use a pick in Monday’s draft. That means it will retain all of its current picks in 2012.
The supplemental draft is a chance for qualified underclassmen who didn’t request early entry into the regular draft to have a chance to enter the NFL. If a team chooses to take part, it will lose that corresponding pick in the regular draft.
The Cowboys did jump into the supplemental draft last season, using a seventh round pick to select nose tackle Josh Brent. The club lost that pick in the 2011 draft, but still picked up two players in the seventh round _ Bill Nagy and Shaun Chapas _ through previous trades