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Jets take Pryor at #18
7 years ago  ::  May 08, 2014 - 10:11PM #1
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Combine Results


6.32 ?

  • 4.58 SEC

  • 18 REPS

    Top Performer

  • 34.5 INCH

  • 116.0 INCH

Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

  • 5'11" Height
  • 31 3/8" Arm Length
  • 207LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/8" Hands


Played safety and running back as a Florida prep. Arrived at Louisville in 2011 and appeared in all 13 games as a true freshman -- started the final seven contests at free safety. Immediately made his presence felt, recording 43 tackles, five pass breakups and two interceptions with three tackles for loss, one sack and two forced fumbles. Finished second on the team in tackles in '12, starting 13 times and recording 100-5-2 with 2.5 tackles for loss, one sack and a team-best five forced fumbles. In '13, totaled 75-5-3 with 5.5 tackles for loss and two forced fumbles in 12 games. Had a three-game stretch of knocking opposing players out of a contest. Missed the only game of his collegiate career Nov. 23 vs. Memphis, as he was suspended for a violation of an unspecified team rule. Did not run shuttles or 3-cone drill at the NFL Scouting Combine (right toe).



Carries a swagger and plays with confidence. Runs the alley and throws his weight around. Physical, lights-out hitter (see second defensive snap of UCF game). Made a highlight-reel, one-handed INT in the same game. Instinctive and aggressive. Defensive tempo-setter. Good pre-snap recognition — makes adjustments. Can leverage the field off the hash and cover ground. Good zone recognition. Rangy enough to play center field.


Plays with too much reckless abandon and lacks discipline playing the cutback. Takes some bad angles and can be outflanked to the perimeter. Average production on the ball. Is not asked to play a lot of man coverage. Average leaping ability.

Draft Projection

Round 1 (top 15)

Bottom Line

Perhaps the most explosive hitter in this year's crop of safeties, Pryor is a big, physical hammer in the run game, bringing the ability to intimidate and erase. Factor in his instincts and range and Pryor has the ability to start as a rookie.
7 years ago  ::  May 08, 2014 - 10:12PM #2
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Calvin Pryor

GRADE 6.80

S 6-2 213 Louisville
Class: Jr

Round 1 Pick 18

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Pryor has been a starter since his freshman year. He is a big, physical safety who loves to hit and throw his body around. He was measured at 5-foot-11, 207 pounds, and he has very good play speed. Pryor is a very good athlete. He can change direction, plays with bend and has a smooth turn. He has a quick and low back pedal and can come out of his pedal and break on the ball without wasted steps. Depending on the defense called, Pryor was lined up deep or near the line of scrimmage. He is an instinctive, quick reacting player who almost always seems to be in the right position. He is very good in run support, reacts quickly and is physical. He comes up and does a very good job getting rid of blocks and is an excellent tackler. He is one of the more explosive tacklers I have seen this year. Pryor is a top competitor who consistently chases the ball and takes good angles. You don't see him in man coverage often, but he is a very good zone player who does an excellent job picking up receivers crossing into his zone. He has excellent range to get to the sideline and can provide help over the top. His awareness and reactions are usually very good. Pryor is one of the better safeties I have seen this year. Pryor can play either strong or free safety and has the tools to be a top NFL safety. He has excellent size and can be a violent hitter. I believe he can be a starter in his rookie year. He is a very solid "A" level player who should be drafted high.

6 years ago  ::  Apr 09, 2015 - 11:37AM #3
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good choice

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