Jon Gruden Says Former Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor Has “Rare Talent”


If you haven’t had Terrelle Pryor overkill yet–be prepared. On June 30th, ESPN will air a special segment of Jon Gruden’s QB Camp featuring Ohio State’s Terrelle Pryor, who is going to apply for the supplemental draft and begin his NFL career. I have been calling this whole process of Pryor’s “image rehab” and he’s doing a fantastic job of it. He has already hired a high profile agent and given a public apology for his actions, and now he’s getting a vote of confidence from a Super Bowl champion head coach, and one of the most respected and knowledgable analysts on television:

“You can’t be more impressed with the guy physically,” Gruden told WDTN at a University of Dayton golf event in Centerville, Ohio, via the Twitter feed of ESPN spokesman Bill Hofheimer.  “He’s all of six-foot-five, he’s 235 pounds.  He’s a double threat.  He’s one of those guys that can be a terror to defenses.  He’s got some work to do, fundamentally.  He knows that.  But he does have rare talent.

The object of these shows is not to try to uncover every negative thing that exists,” Gruden said,  “I don’t really know the exactness of what happened at Ohio State.  But I do know that Pryor is disgusted and feels terrible about what has occurred.  At the same time, he just turned 22 years old on Monday.  He’s gotta move on with his life.”

Tune in to ESPN on June 30th for what promises to be the best version of QB Camp yet.