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Pryor '10 times' better as a receiver than last year

Terrelle Pryor used to be a quarterback, but hasn't attempted an NFL pass since 2013. Entering his second campaign with the Cleveland Browns as a receiver, Pryor believes he's grown so much this offseason his transformation is complete.

"I don't even call it a transition anymore," Pryor said Wednesday, via the Akron Beacon Journal. "I feel like I'm there. I already transitioned. It's now continuing to get better at my craft and try to be the best I can be."

Pryor credits offseason work with coaches for what he believes is a huge improvement over last year.

"(I'm) 10 times (better than last year),'' Pryor said, per "I look at the film and it amazes me, and I give that to (receivers coach Al) Saunders, because just sitting there and doing the extra meeting time with him and him really breaking down certain routes to me and how he wants them run, it's awesome.''

Pryor is the wild card in an uber-young Browns receiver corps. First-round pick Corey Coleman is expected to slide right into the No. 1 role. Andrew Hawkins remains the token veteran after the team cut Brian Hartline. Late-round draft picks Ricardo Louis, Rashard Higgins and Jordan Payton are set to battle for snaps. (We're ignoring Josh Gordon as a viable entity until told otherwise.)

If the 6-foot-4 Pryor truly elevates his route running and becomes a legitimate option in the passing game, it would go a long way in stabilizing a wobbly receivers unit.

For now, Pryor has one main goal:

"I just really want to go beat up on some corners,'' he said. "Catch the ball over them, run past them, catch the ball stiff-arm them whatever, it doesn't matter. Every time I touch the field, practice, game, I'm going to bring high energy, high effort.''

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