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Terrelle Pryor Not Eligible for NFL Supplemental Draft?

We posted this past week about the Dolphins reported interest in former Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor, and how the Fins are doing their homework on him for the thought of maybe putting a bid in on him for the upcoming NFL supplemental draft.

Turns out that Pryor might not even qualify for the supplemental draft if there is one according to Alex Marvez of

“If there are no players eligible for a supplemental draft, there is no supplemental draft,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello wrote in an email on Sunday. “It is for players whose circumstances have changed in an unforeseen way after the regular (college) draft. It is not a mechanism for simply bypassing the regular (draft).”

The supplemental draft is for “unforeseen” changes such as players who were kicked off their college teams, declared academically ineligible or graduated and then decided to leave school. Pryor doesn’t qualify on any of those fronts.

Pryor’s status for the supplemental draft will be determined by Joel Bussert, the league’s vice president of player personnel/football operations. Aiello said such eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis.

So the homework that the Dolphins are or have done on Pryor may be all for not.

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