|QB Pryor to start for Raiders in finale -- Fri Dec 28 8:35 pm --|
Highly-touted NCAA standout to make first NFL start
|The Oakland Raiders are ready to get a long look at Terrelle Pryor to see if he can be their quarterback of the future. Pryor got the nod to start Sunday's season finale in San Diego in place of the injured Carson Palmer. After being deemed not ready to be the backup when Palmer got hurt last week in Carolina, Pryor now gets the chance to make his first career start. "We know what his strengths are, we know what his weaknesses are," coach Dennis Allen said Friday. "But really, to give him an opportunity to go out in a game, against a division opponent, at their place, and give him a chance to play, it gives us a view into the future." (SI)|
FF Today's Take: Pryor is mostly an unproven wild card right now, but he might be a name that you want to jot down and remember for the future. The 6-foot-4 dual-threat quarterback has a decent arm, Robert Griffin III speed and is a former Rose Bowl MVP.