The 2011 NFL Supplemental Draft has officially been rescheduled for next Monday (Aug. 22) at 1 p.m. It was originally supposed to take place this week, but the NFL delayed it. The league was still trying to figure out if former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor is eligible or not, and that decision has been made. Six players are eligible for the draft, including Pryor. Here's the full list:
QB Terrelle Pryor (Ohio State)
RB Caleb King (Georgia)
DE Keenan Mace (Lindenwood)
DE Mike McAdoo (North Carolina)
DB Torez Jones (Western Carolina)
DB Tracy Wilson (Northern Illinois)
Although Pryor is eligible for the draft, he will not be eligible to practice or play in an NFL game during the first five weeks of the season. Pryor was suspended for five games by Ohio State before he left the school, and the NFL has surprisingly decided to carry over that suspension. (Perhaps more surprisingly, the league reportedly did it with the NFLPA's approval.)
The fact that Pryor won't even be able to practice for the first five weeks of the regular season (he can fully participate during the rest of the preseason) likely will drop his value. Then again, his value wasn't very high to begin with, and chances are he wasn't going to be playing at all early on in the season, at least not as a quarterback.
Pryor will try to help his value at his pro day at 1 p.m. on Saturday in Pittsburgh.