The 2014 NFL draft remains a week away. Seahawks general manager John Schneider, though, already likes the look of the team’s final pick. In Schneider’s eyes, anyway, that’s what Terrelle Pryor is after the Seahawks acquired him last week from Oakland for a seventh-round selection. What Pryor also is, Schneider made clear when he met with media Wednesday in a session largely devoted to previewing the upcoming draft, is a quarterback. When the trade was made, rumors swirled that the Seahawks might experiment with Pryor at other positions, because Seattle seems set at quarterback with Russell Wilson as the starter and veteran Tarvaris Jackson returning as a trusted backup. Schneider, though, said there has been no talk of using Pryor, a 24-year-old former Ohio State star, as anything but a quarterback. “Right now, he’s learning the quarterback position and (playing another spot) is not even an option,’’ Schneider said. Schneider acknowledged that it’s hard not to look at the physical attributes of Pryor and not be intrigued by the non-quarterback possibilities. Pryor is listed at 6 feet 4 but Schneider referred to him as 6-5½, 245 pounds and having once been timed in the 40 in 4.36 seconds. “The fantasy football guy in me is like, ‘Yeah, Kordell Stewart was great at it,’ ’’ Schneider said, referring to the former Pittsburgh QB who also played receiver. But Schneider said the team acquired Pryor with the idea of adding depth and competition at quarterback. Seattle has often kept just two quarterbacks on its active roster the past two years. But the Seahawks also had three for a while last season after signing B.J. Daniels, who is also signed for this season, and Schneider said Seattle would have no issue again carrying three quarterbacks on its 53-man roster
Terrelle Pryor, is he more than a backup QB for Seahawks?
Seattle Times | May 1