Terrelle Pryor could be low risk, high reward for Rams

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According to a recent report, the Los Angeles Rams have expressed interest in signing Terrelle Pryor at wide receiver.

Even though they weren’t as busy with big name signings on Wednesday like some of the other NFL teams in free agency, the Los Angeles Rams mostly benefitted from the previous trades they agreed to leading up to the start of the new year, highlighted by the acquisitions of Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters. However, with the departure of Sammy Watkins after the speedy wideout decided to join the Kansas City Chiefs, the Rams may all of a sudden be looking to add another wideout at some point before the draft.

Not to mention, Los Angeles is expected to move on from Tavon Austin at some point as well, leaving two spots open on the roster for the position. And while this will most likely result in guys like Josh Reynolds earning a larger role in 2018, the Rams could still use another player at the position.

With that being said, the one name to keep an eye on moving forward at receiver is former Ohio State star Terrelle Pryor, who is coming off a disastrous 2017 season with the Washington Redskins in which he caught just 20 passes in nine games with only one trip into the end zone. As frustrating as this was for the Redskins to see when looking at the hype surrounding Pryor, at least the team was wise enough to sign him to a one-year “prove it” deal instead of committing to him for the long run so parting ways was easier to handle.

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Before Rams fans shake their heads over why the team would even consider the possibility of Pryor joining the team after seeing how much of a disaster he was last season, maybe the wideout just wasn’t in the right system. If anything, Pryor would seem like a fun project for Sean McVay to work on due to his size to see if he could get better production out of the wideout in 2018.

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Plus, the best part about a situation like this is Pryor’s asking price won’t be nearly as high since he’s going to be dealing with another season of having to prove himself worthy. So if the Rams can get him at a fair price, and he seems capable of clicking with Jared Goff on offense, why not take the risk?