Go figure: Robert Griffin III is getting a lot of help in resurrecting his career as an NFL quarterbackfrom a former NFL quarterback.Don't call Terrelle Pryor a project anymore. The 6-4, 225-pounder is a legitimatewide receiver all the way now. Given the state of the Browns' wideout corps at the moment, he's living up to his size and hypeto lift RGIII into an early comfort level as Cleveland's new starting quarterback.MORE: 2016 QB fantasy football rankings The Browns drafted Corey Coleman to be theirNo. 1 receiver, but the rookie first-rounder hasbeen hamstrung and has yet to play in the preseason. Andrew Hawkins, Cleveland'smost seasoned Reggie Wayne Jersey slot option, has been out even longer with a similar injury.Reinstated and activated Josh Gordon justgot back to practice, in advance of beingsuspended for the first four regular-season games.So much for Griffin needing his speedy Baylor brethren, Coleman and Gordon, to show his truepromise in Hue Jackson's offense. He followed an uneven preseason opener with a dazzling running and pa sing performance in the first half vs. Atlanta on Thursday night.It wouldn't have been po sible to accelerate RGIII'spotential without Pryor. With Gordon unavailable, Pryor has been working Frank Gore Jersey with the first team, andwill startfor a while along with a healthy Coleman. And if he keeps this up with Griffin, it will be very hard for the Browns to take him out of the starting lineup.Pryor has provento be a lot more than a big po se sion target:He's converted the athleticism he once showed as a premier college dual-threat quarterback at Ohio State into real field-stretching ability.MORE: Cleveland: NFL's scariest QB graveyard That's been huge for Griffin, who is more comfortable aggre sively pushing the ball downfield than sitting in the pocket, looking for checkdowns and inviting hits.The deep ball he delivered to Pryor down the right sideline for a 50-yard touchdown was as beautiful as anything that's come from his arm in the NFL.. @RGIII @TerrellePryor .50 yards.TOUCHDOWN!! #ATLvsCLE https://t.co/vAorjXHGVS NFL (@NFL) August 19, 2016 Griffin's best highlight of the first preseason game against the Packers came whenPryor slidto grab one of his pa ses for TJ Green Jersey a 49-yard connection. Not only has Pryor taken advantage of the absences and inexperience of others to shoot up the depth chart, he's also used it to develop a quick, uncanny chemistrywith his Marvin Harrison Jersey quarterback.MORE: RGIII's intriguing Browns debut It's a very good sign for the Browns that RGIII is impre sing before he can play with his two most talented receivers, Coleman and Gordon. Pryor developing into a surprise "sure thing" early has been vital in a position group dominated by rookies.Pryor, tight end Gary Barnidge and running back Duke Johnson are pretty good options to have when a couple of top-flight guys are out of action.Jackson's scheme has definitely helped Griffin settle in well. But the Browns could never have imagined Pryor would be among their most important personnel in meeting that goal.
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