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Pryor under Anderson's close watch during QB workouts

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Terrelle Pryor isn't certain how his NFL career will take off, but the former Ohio State standout has wasted no time in preparing for the opportunity.

Pryor has been working out in Florida under the watchful eye of retired quarterbacks coach Ken Anderson, who has focused on the young passer's footwork and hip motion.

"I'm being a sponge right now," Pryor told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on Friday. "I'm trying to learn as much as I can. Coach Anderson is a brilliant guy who had a great NFL career. I'm glad I had a chance to work with him."

In workouts, Pryor has thrown to a stable of NFL receivers, including Chad Ochocinco of the Cincinnati Bengals, the Pittsburgh Steelers' Antonio Brown, and Donte' Stallworth, who with the Baltimore Ravens last season.

"I'm getting a chance to work on things I didn't do well at Ohio State," Pryor said. "I have a chance to get better. I want to be the best quarterback I can possibly be."

Pryor, who hired Drew Rosenhaus as his agent in June after announcing that he wouldn't return to Ohio State for his senior season, is hoping to making himself available for an NFL supplemental draft.

The NFL, currently embroiled in a work stoppage with the players, likely will schedule a supplemental draft for July or August. The draft follows a similar pattern to that of the regular draft in the spring. The NFL team selecting Pryor would surrender its pick in the same round in the regular draft in 2012.

"Whether I go as a first-round (supplemental) draft pick or a seventh-round draft pick, it doesn't matter," Pryor said. "When I get in there, I'm going to work my butt off and compete."

Pryor is Ohio State's all-time leading rusher among quarterbacks, with 2,164 yards. He also matched Bobby Hoying's school record for touchdown passes with 57.

The 6-foot-6, 233-pounder was suspended by Ohio State and the NCAA for the first five games of the 2011 season for accepting improper benefits in the form of cash and discounted tattoos from a Columbus tattoo-parlor owner. The probe led to the forced resignation of Buckeyes coach Jim Tressel on May 30.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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