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Mike Mayock Thinks New York Jets Should Use Fourth Round Pick for Terrelle Pryor

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Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor is in the NFL's Supplemental Draft. NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock thinks he would make sense in the fourth round for the Jets.

Most NFL observers say that's not a realistic prediction as the middle rounds appears to be where he'll land. Mayock says the Pryor talk starts with the fourth round and could move up to the third round if some team likes him.

One team Mayock named was the New York Jets, who could be losing a similar player to Pryor in free agency.

If the Jets use a fourth round pick in the Supplemental Draft, they would lose their fourth round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. That is the way the process works. You do not have to use any pick. If you do, you lose your pick for that round in the next NFL Draft.

The only way this really makes sense to me is from the standpoint that Smith and Pryor were both athletic guys who played quarterback in college. Just being athletic and able to run the ball in college does not guarantee success in the pros. Ask Pat White. It seems like it would be a waste to use a pick on a gadget player. Where would Pryor fit? The team will have too many quarterbacks in camp. There is no indication Pryor would help on special teams as much as Smith does so he would not be as valuable.

The Jets have a guy who is a good thrower if they desire that trait for a Wildcat quarterback. His name is LaDainian Tomlinson.