"You'll see him a little bit on third downs, you'll see him maybe in the red zone, try to create a different look for the defense to contend with," Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Knapp said Thursday, via The Associated Press. "It won't be so much the structure of last week, where he had a series, which we thought was fair to him."
"Right now I don't want to compare myself to (Colin) Kaepernick or Cam or any of those guys because them guys and Griffin have proved it," Pryor said this week, via The AP. "I haven't proved anything. I can't really say I'd be like them."
Pryor's footwork, mechanics and pocket presence were question marks, as were off-the-field concerns when he left college early in the midst of Ohio State's scandal.
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His athleticism, however, clearly is at the NFL level. In a preseason game against the Detroit Lions, Pryor flashed some of his potential: big passing plays -- 137 yards and two touchdowns on just three completions -- and running rampant over backup players. Of course, it was only the preseason, but the raw ability is there.