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Terrelle Pryor Makes an Incredible Catch in Practice, but Let’s Not Get Carried Away


Ahhh NFL preseason. A time of injuries, roster battles, and overreactions. In one month, no one will remember the 6th string WR who made the one-handed behind-the-back catch in triple coverage during practice. He might not even make the roster. But for now, he’s the next Jerry Rice.

That, my friends, is exactly what we have here. Washington Redskins fan CarolB captured a pylon view of Terrelle Pryor making an incredible one handed grab over a defender. Please, feast your eyes.

The former #1 overall pick was drafted in 2011 by the Oakland Raiders, but later moved to Cleveland to play with the Browns. From football fans everywhere, I’m sorry for that, Terrelle. Luckily for him, he has moved on to a more respectable organization in the Washington Redskins.

Along with the change of team came a change of position. Pryor has since been taking reps at WR, where he’s turned in some solid numbers. Last NFL season, Pryor had 77 receptions for 1007 yards and 4 TDs. Not bad for a converted wideout.

I guarantee some guy in your fantasy football league is going to take Pryor in the top 3 rounds because “trust me, did you see that one handed grab he made over the summer? Sleeper city”.

Now, I appreciate a good catch when I see one. This was a good catch. But I’m not reading too far into it. This video is going viral, and while worthy of praise from Redskins fans, I wouldn’t declare him the next big thing because of one catch.

Don’t get me wrong, Terrelle Pryor is a talented WR. It wouldn’t surprise me one bit to see him exceed 1,500 yards receiving this year. All I’m saying is that you shouldn’t be worried about how your defense is going to cover him. Not yet, anyway.

P.S. When an Odell Beckham Jr. diehard tries to tell you that this catch was nothing, tell them that Beckham is overrated. That’s right, I said it.

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