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Monday, June 26, 2017, 1:53pm
Ever since moving to receiver two years ago, Terrelle Pryor continues to seek help and advice from those who played the position. That’s why the Washington Redskins wideout is working out this summer with one of the NFL’s top wideouts -- Pittsburgh’s Antonio Brown -- in Pennsylvania.
It’s not surprising; Pryor and Brown have been in contact in the past, and Pryor has heeded Brown's advice and incorporated his drills. Pryor will work out with Brown at various points in the summer, and also will head to Charlotte at some point in July to work with former NFL standout Randy Moss, a likely future Hall of Famer. Pryor lives near Pittsburgh.
“The good ones, they ask questions,” Pryor said, “and never think they’ve got it. They always want to learn. I’m not calling myself a great one, but I think I can get there. I’m always pinpoint in meetings, always answering questions. I jump on a question before anyone else can. I enjoy it. Once you stop learning and think you’ve got it, that’s when you lose. I never want to get to that point. I’m always curious, how to get better and how to be a dominant player and how to make people look at me and say, ‘I want to be like that.’ That’s what drives me.”
Pryor finished the season as the #21 receiver, though his numbers dipped over the final month of the season. Still, his output in the first 12 games -- 5.2 catches for 71 yards and 0.33 TD, #11 WR -- is very encouraging, as is his thirst for knowledge. Working out with Brown and Moss allows Pryor to learn from two of the all-time greats. He’ll certainly benefit from an upgrade at quarterback in Washington. The quality of his targets may offset the reduction in workload.
Posted by Dale Lolley
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 2:36am
Where does the upside end with Antonio Brown? He has topped 100 receptions in each of the past four seasons, averaging 1,578 yards and 11.7 touchdowns during that span. Despite the presence of Le'Veon Bell and Martavis Bryant, Brown is the clear-cut No. 1 target in this offense.
Brown's targets dropped to 154 last season, a four-year low. He did sit out a meaningless regular season finale, though, but he had averaged 187 targets the previous two seasons. With Bryant back, Brown could see some of his targets go in that direction.
2017 Bottom Line
You know Brown has set the bar pretty high when a "down season" for him is catching "only" 106 passes on 154 targets. His 481 receptions over the past four seasons are the most in a four-year span in NFL history. The durable and explosive Brown should be the first receiver off the board in any fantasy draft.
2017 Strength of Schedule - PIT
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
2016 Game Stats
|Per game||7.07||85.60||0.80||10.27||12.11||0.20||0.60||0||0||3.00||13.42||20.49||65.00/67.47||96.21% |