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Rant of the Day: When did playing WR become the easiest job on earth?

 

This Terrelle Pryor situation has me fired up. General consensus is that Pryor has like a .0001% chance of being a successful quarterback in the NFL.  It seems like the next thing out of everyone’s mouth is “oh well he can just play wide receiver”.  Since when is being a WR the easiest job on the planet?  The next time a running college quarterback becomes a productive pro wide receiver it will be the first time.  Being a wide receiver takes more than just being fast.  There are tons of examples of guys trying to do this and falling on their face.  Woodrow Dantzler, Eric Crouch, Brad Smith, Matt Jones, Marcus Vick, among others.  For every Antwan Randel El there are a dozen guys who fail.

The thing about Pryor is that basically all he can do is run fast in a straight line.  The guy had terrible times in the agility/change of direction drills.  He has never run routes, never caught passes, never been decapitated going across the middle, never blocked, so he will never be a successful WR.

 

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