Against the grain: 5 reasons Pryor will go high in supplemental draft
Terrelle Pryor couldn't have orchestrated his entry to the NFL any better. The former Ohio State quarterback is in the right place at the right time. If the supplemental draft happens before the season, as expected, he will be selected higher than had he come out another year. Here are five reasons:
The Yankees gave Derek Jeter a three-year, $51 million out of loyalty and are facing some difficult decisions with where to play the 36-year-old shortstop in the future. Without guaranteed contracts, the NFL is more ruthless when it comes to cutting players, but certain teams are going to face similar dilemmas in the near future. Here's a look at three players who could fall into the Jeter category over the next few years.
The team that signs Plaxico Burress has to think it's a bona fide Super Bowl contender within one or two seasons, or it's not worth bringing in a 34-year-old receiver with a notoriously irresponsible attitude about team meetings and practice. That's why the St. Louis Rams have more to gain than any team by signing Burress.
The Rams have been handed a golden opportunity in the NFC West. Their three divisional opponents are completely unsettled at quarterback, making this one of the worst divisions in the history of the NFL. St. Louis should commit to the present because it can build up its record against its divisional foes and possibly play at home in the playoffs.
After the Rams, the Bears are the next most logical team. Like St. Louis, Chicago could be in the mix in a wide open NFC and a tall receiver like Burress would be a great addition to Chicago's smallish receiving corps.
Let's put to rest the inevitable November column about how success in 2011 began during the offseason workouts. Several teams have tried to project an image of being galvanized by the lockout and working just as hard. But these workouts are like class with a substitute teacher. They can't possibly have the same intensity as a practice with coaches, and they have very little to do with implementing scheme.
The most honest review of the workouts came from Giants quarterback Eli Manning: "It's not great work, but it's better than doing nothing." But you can guarantee once this season starts, everyone's going to try to turn these workouts into something they weren't.
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