Pryor im­presses

The Washington Post Sunday - - REDSKINS TRAINING CAMP - mike.jones@wash­post.com

There is not a prac­tice that goes by where Ter­relle Pryor doesn’t just make you shake your head and marvel at his abil­i­ties. The 6-foot4, 228-pound wide re­ceiver’s legs are so long that it doesn’t even look like he is mov­ing fast, but he cov­ers a lot of ground in no time. In re­cent days, Pryor has dis­played great route-run­ning abil­ity. He sells deep routes well and then slams on the brakes smoothly and comes back to the ball, cre­at­ing three to four yards of sep­a­ra­tion, makes the catch and turns up­field for a gain.

On Satur­day, Pryor im­pressed with his catch ra­dius, where his 6foot-11 wing­span comes into play. On one play, the pass from quar­ter­back Kirk Cousins sailed higher than in­tended, and it looked as if it would fly over Pryor’s head. The safety play­ing 10 yards fur­ther up­field was in po­si­tion to charge the ball for a pos­si­ble in­ter­cep­tion. But Pryor — run­ning a cross­ing route — leapt and plucked the ball from the air. The catch ra­dius will bail Cousins out from time to time, and Pryor’s size will also keep the chains mov­ing. On an­other play, cor­ner­back Bashaud Bree­land blan­keted Pryor in cov­er­age and then met the re­ceiver right as the ball got there. But be­cause of his size ad­van­tage, Pryor barely budged as he shielded the 5-foot-11, 195-pound Bree­land from the ball to make the catch.

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