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Mr. Laz
08-09-2011, 01:07 PM
They say that Pryor isn't eligible for the supplemental draft yet because he isn't officially 'gone' from college.

Wouldn't hiring an agent end his eligibility and make him 100% committed to the pros?

Exoter175
08-09-2011, 02:52 PM
Because hiring an agent is just a violation pending further punishment.

Nothing can get him expelled from the NCAA, except for the NCAA itself. He isn't banned from college football, he's just banned from Ohio State which was SUPPOSED to work in his favor so he could declare for the supplemental draft. That didn't work because the NFL couldn't find anything making him eligible because he wasn't declared Ineligible by the NCAA.

Dave Lane
08-09-2011, 04:35 PM
Can't he just become a street agent and let Miami pick him up for a 5th round pick's contract?

Exoter175
08-09-2011, 04:41 PM
He still has NCAA eligibility until ruled otherwise by the NCAA. In that light, the NCAA isn't the only one to make this call. If the NFL deems him eligible due to their interpretations of the NCAA rules on eligibility and feel that he is ineligible under their rules, they can in fact declare him eligible for the Supplemental draft.

It isn't the right move, but there are those out there that would call it "good" for football if they declared him eligible for the supplemental draft.

whoman69
08-09-2011, 05:51 PM
If the NCAA is saying he could still be eligible after serving his suspensions, his best move is probably to go back to college. Most are saying he's not ready anyway.

milkman
08-10-2011, 06:23 AM
I'm pretty sure that Pryor has hired an agent.

milkman
08-10-2011, 06:27 AM
Yes, He has hired an agent.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=6656763

aturnis
08-10-2011, 07:17 AM
Not only that, but what does eligibility have to do with it? He's going to be a senior no? So he can just declare can't he? Every junior who comes out early is still eligible for NCAA football until they declare for the draft.

milkman
08-10-2011, 07:23 AM
Not only that, but what does eligibility have to do with it? He's going to be a senior no? So he can just declare can't he? Every junior who comes out early is still eligible for NCAA football until they declare for the draft.

Not sure how it all woirks, but there is an established date that players must declare to be eligible for the April draft.

The Supplemental draft is for players who have lost their eligibility.
It is not a second chance for players to declare.