Terrelle Pryor Has Gone from Scrap Heap to Potential Difference-Maker

August 22, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Look at the numbers Cleveland Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor produced through two preseason games. Look hard, and take as much time as you need.
In fact, stare until the disbelief turns into amazement.
If you didn't watch either Browns game, it would be reasonable to think his 107 receiving yards and one touchdown on just three catches came against scrubs or second-tier defenders. It is the preseason after all, and that happens in early in August when coaches often rest top players.
But fire up the tape and note the cornerback defending Pryor on his 50-yard touchdown reception Thursday night against the Atlanta Falcons. That's Desmond Trufant, a first-round pick in 2013 and a Pro Bowler in 2015. He finished third overall in cover snaps per reception allowed (17.1), according to Pro Football Focus.
Yet there he was, able to only stare at Pryor's fast-moving cleats as the former Buckeye hit another gear to create separation.
There was a similar gap duri...

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