Terrelle Pryor was spotted by WPXI’s Rich Walsh going into the Steelers’ practice facility today at around 3 p.m.
So what is there to make of Pryor’s visit a day before the NFL holds its supplemental draft?
The visit in itself is anything but out of the ordinary. The Steelers make sure they do their due diligence especially when it comes to local kids. They’ll bring in anybody from their backyard that is eligible to visit and has a chance to play in the NFL.
Also, Pryor could be taking a physical here with all teams getting access to the results of it. The Steelers are the closest NFL organization to his hometown of Jeannette, and there has been such little time since the league cleared Pryor for the supplemental draft that not all teams have access to him –- the way they would have at the NFL Combine.
Pryor is an intriguing talent, whether you think he can play quarterback or not. He has a rare blend of size and athleticism, and he performed well at his Pro Day workout Saturday in Greensburg.
I’m just not sure the Steelers, who clearly have their sights set on a return to the Super Bowl, have the luxury of stashing him on their 53-man roster and letting him develop.
They could cut ties with Dennis Dixon, also waive Charlie Batch — but tell the latter to stay by the phone in case something happens since he is from Pittsburgh and, at the age of 36, is unlikely to sign elsewhere — and draft Pryor as a third quarterback.
It’s a risk, but signs point to the Steelers giving strong consideration to submitting a bid for Pryor’s services Monday, in the former of a 2012 draft choice.
– Scott Brown