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With Tressel out, supplemental draft rumors back in for Pryor, others

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With Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor and four other Buckeyes serving a five-game suspension for the first part of the 2011 season, there were many who initially wondered if the anointed “Buckeye Five” would jump ship early and declare for the NFL supplemental draft last month. The rumors, at least as far as Pryor was concerned, were shot down hours later as Pryor took to Twitter, issuing the following statement:

“I’ll be suited up at Lincoln Nebraska!! And first player at QB to meet with the Wolverines for the fourth time!!

But, that was then, and Jim Tressel‘s resignation from Ohio State is now.

So, somewhat appropriately, the whispers that Pryor and other draft-eligible Buckeyes would leave Columbus for greener ($$) pastures have risen back to the top of rumor mill.

At least five sources close to the college and pro game have told CBS’ Len Pasquarelli that the five Buckeye players suspended for the first five games of the season are expected to at least reconsider their supplemental draft stock. One source close to an OSU player said the departure of Tressel “put some things up in the air.”

“[The resignation of Tressel] changes the dynamic a bit. Some of them might reconsider,” noted another college source.

The supplemental draft is still far from a done deal for this summer due to the continuing NFL lockout. And while it wouldn’t surprise us if one — or all — of the players decided to leave with Ohio State’s most recent coaching development, we also have to consider the fact that they’ve turned down a chance at the draft before.

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10 Responses to “With Tressel out, supplemental draft rumors back in for Pryor, others”
  1. patbocam says: May 30, 2011 8:17 PM

    The buckeye 5 all should stay in Ohio and go to the bungles

  2. bonerchamp says: May 30, 2011 8:18 PM

    How does any Buckeye fan possibly root for Pryor? He’s been an idiot since day one and now he’s leaving tOSU high and dry. That’s what ya get when ya dance with the devil.

  3. caneincanada says: May 30, 2011 9:08 PM

    Arriving in a 350Z with temp plates… lol

  4. dlr4skins says: May 30, 2011 9:13 PM

    How did the SEC and Newton walk?

    Not a fan in either conference, but the double standard seems awfully double!

  5. brownsfrown says: May 30, 2011 9:36 PM

    Uh-oh! dlr4skins slammed the SEC! Might as well have said “Beetlejuice” three times!

    Take it away, Deb! LOL!

  6. Joshua says: May 30, 2011 11:49 PM

    ok it appears the coach did the wrong thing and more than once, but those punk cowards who continue to rat on him now, after they took all they could take while playing are just that, punk cowards. If I were an nfl team I would remember how they turned on the guy who got them to where they are, their Coach. And if they came to my team I would watch them closely and not trust them with any thing of value as they will bite you in the butt for sure.

  7. dryzzt23 says: May 31, 2011 9:06 AM

    I say OSU should just release all 5 players from their commitment right now.

    And in the future, any player who doesn’t sign his LOI on signing day should get his offer pulled.

    Pryor and Seantrel Henderson have both turned out to be mega-busts

  8. edgy says: May 31, 2011 9:59 AM

    If it all comes down to draft-ability, Pryor was the worst prospect of those 5. He wasn’t even on anyone’s preseason boards for QBs who they thought might jump after the season and he never made it on the boards during the season (In stark contrast to Newton, who moved up as the season went on). He’s an improved player from what he was last year but he’s not CFL-ready, let alone NFL-ready.

  9. buckifan4life says: May 31, 2011 11:00 AM

    They are “the foolish five”,…get it right. The Braxton Miller era should begin this season. Pryor please transfer or go be a TE in the NFL.

    Selfish, crybaby punk athletes are destroying college football and it all starts at home. Keep following Dr. Spock and this whole society will collapse…

    “Tattoo’s aren’t a neccessity so please don’t give me that starving athlete crap…”

  10. whatswiththehate says: Jun 2, 2011 6:40 PM

    dlr4skins says:May 30, 2011 9:13 PM

    How did the SEC and Newton walk?

    Not a fan in either conference, but the double standard seems awfully double!
    Because there is a big deal between a made by ESPN pay-for-play scandal and one that was unfolding while ESPN was running around starting forest fires with unproven claims of a father trying to sell his son to the highest bidder.

    But judging by the many who simply believe everything pushed by the sports media, one should be surprised that many of you still feel Cam and Auburn should be punished by the NCAA just because ESPN said so.

    FYI, unlike Cam Newton and all the he said/he said BS, where the only source of the story was the former MSU player who was runnning around supposedly asking for the money for Cam, this Ohio story does have tons of paper trail. If you can’t see the difference in Cam story and Terrell’s, then you are the one with the problem.

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