Bucs taking a close look at Terrelle Pryor?

Some wondered about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafting Josh Freeman in the first round in 2009 and now the move looks like an excellent one for the franchise.

Now, the Bucs are reportedly doing their homework on another quarterback. This one isn’t nearly as highly touted, but Terrelle Pryor has been dissected just the same. According to Charlie Campbell of Pewter Report, the Bucs could potentially make a run at the disgraced Ohio State quarterback in the NFL supplemental draft.

Pryor put up big numbers for the Buckeyes last season but will likely be a work-in-progress at the next level. If Tampa invested a late-round pick in Pryor, they could work with him and there wouldn’t be pressure on him behind Freeman.

Campbell points out the Bucs will likely lose backup quarterback Josh Johnson after this season. So bringing in a potential backup now and working with him makes sense. Johnson has been linked to the San Francisco 49ers because he played for new coach Jim Harbaugh at the University of San Diego. Like Pryor, Johnson is an exceptional athlete.

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