Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor was the late Al Davis’ final draft pick before he passed away. He made it clear that he cherishes the little time he was able to spend with Davis.
Pryor says that being the last pick of Davis’s life drives him, because he doesn’t want to be a bust in the end.
“That drives me,” Pryor said. “Because the last pick — the last pick may not mean anything. I might not mean anything to anybody. But to me, you know, it kind of felt like — last pick of a guy that made a legacy of football. He was just a well-known guy. Being the last pick … I mean, that’s special, just in that sense, just how his name is always brought up. He’s on HBO shows now after his death. It’s just an honor, how much I have to, I want to.”
I’ve been very impressed with Pryor so far in his career. I have no idea if he’ll ever be a good NFL quarterback, but I get the feeling he’s going to do whatever it takes to be the best he can and then see where the chips fall.