Raiders owner Al Davis, who has been known to take chances on young quarterbacks in the past, is at it once more.
The Raiders selected former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor in the third round of today's supplemental draft.
Under terms of his eligibility for the draft, Pryor will miss the Raiders' first five games of the season. However, he is eligible to report to the team now and begin practicing immediately. The suspension will take effect the week before the Raiders' opening game. Pryor was suspended the first five games by Ohio State for accepting improper gifts, including tattoos, and elected to leave the school rather than play another season.
Pryor was expected to be taken lower in the draft, but the Raiders may have felt they needed to spend a third-round pick to make sure another team didn't select him first.
Pryor had his Pro Day workout on Saturday in Pittsburgh, and ran the 40-yard dash in the 4.3's, which is exceptionally fast for a quarterback. However, he completed only 27-of-39 passes, which is considered average for a workout.
The Raiders will forfeit their 2012 third-round pick in the draft.