Here’s Calvin Pryor’s Fox Sports draft profile video. For a longer clip with more clips of him in coverage and against the run? See this one from NFLDraftGeek.com on YouTube.
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.comWatching this clip again, it’s interesting to see that at points during his career at Louisville Calvin Pryor wore number 25, the same number that another Louisville safety wore with the Jets going on ten years now … Kerry Rhodes.
Pryor is obviously an extremely physical football player, maybe even the most physical player among defensive backs in this draft class. In coverage, Pryor is said to be good enough with more limiting range than Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix, but with quickness enough and ability to pluck the ball out of the air. Pryor is at his best when he can take a direct path to the ball and as a result he’s been susceptible at times to play actions, but given time with NFL coaches that should get addressed. Pryor is aggressive, physical and can play both up around the line of scrimmage and deep in one-high safety sets; traits which Rex Ryan historically has been fond. While everyone (myself included) expected the Jets to go corner or receiver, in drafting the safety the Jets addressed the greater need (the secondary) and must feel confident in some of the pass-catchers that might be available to them tonight in the second and third rounds of the draft.