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I haven't seen an official list yet, but, I would put a 3rd rounder on Pryor.
He has NFL size and an NFL arm. he has relied on running ability so effectively that he has never fully developed as a traditional QB.He is too raw to challenge Henne as a starter, but he could come in and develop good habits and mechanics without the 'gameday pressure' causing him to revert to instinctual habits. A season on the bench could make him a viable challenger for 2012.
Henne is a Free Agent after this season. If 2011 is a break-out season and Chad earns a long-term deal, then Pryor could be traded to a QB hungry team for a low 1st? or 2nd round pick. ( there are only 3 1st round worthy QB's in the 2012 draft)
If Henne doesn't do enough to be the long-term guy, then it would be well-worth a 3rd round pick to have a potential starting guy developing in the wings.
I would love to get him with a 5th or 4th, but Pryor's athleticism will likely require us to use a 3rd.
And as I said, I think a 6'6" 233 lb athletic QB would be easy to trade if someone finds themselves in a bind.
His mechanics are not worse than Tebow. Tebow's mechanics were horrific and I am a hardcore Gator fan. Pryor will get a chance just like Newton and just like Newton he will have to overcome the leadership and intelligence thing of which he showed both at OSU when running their offense.
Only players eligible at this point are Georgia RB Caleb King and and Norther Illinois safety Tracy Wilson.
King is 5 ft 11 and 212 lbs and backed up Knowshon Moreno..was ewxpected to start and was eventually ruled academically ineligible. Not ultra productive but did show flashes. Had 4.40 speed but concerns about commitment and maturity.
Wilson is 6 ft 2 and 203. He was a stud FS who plyed for a small school and very good defense. He had a groin injury last year and missed several games. He also played SS. Couldn't find a 40 time.