Now that the Super Bowl has ended the 2013-14 season, all eyes are on who will be drafted in the upcoming draft. Teddy Bridgewater has been projected as a top 5 draft pick for a while now, but there is another former Louisville Cardinal is on the rise, safety Calvin Pryor.
-In USA Today’s latest Mock Draft, Teddy Bridgewater is projected to be the No.4 pick to the Cleveland Browns. Pryor is projected as the No.22 pick to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Complete Mock Draft HERE.
Don’t assume Clinton-Dix of Bama is a lock to be the top safety taken. Calvin Pryor is ahead for some teams. Really close for me.
— Mel Kiper Jr. (@MelKiperESPN) February 4, 2014
-HERE is a great report on Pryor.
– WalterFootball.com says Pryor is the 2nd-best safety in this year’s draft.
Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville
There are a lot of fans of Pryor in the scouting community. The big, physical safety produced a lot of splash plays during his time at Louisville and has showed a developed ability to separate the ball from receivers. Sources also say that they like how Pryor projects in his ability to defend tight ends down the middle the seam. They feel that he has the speed and size to match up on tight ends in man coverage.
Right now, Pryor is the consensus No. 2 safety prospect in the draft behind Alabama’s HaHa Clinton-Dix. However, some sources feel that, with a strong Combine and pro day, Pryor could cause some teams to prefer him for their schemes over Clinton-Dix. Pryor looks like a late first-round or early second-round pick entering the Combine.
-Yahoo!.com also did a rundown on Pryor.
Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater has just hired NFL player agent Kennard McGuire to represent him in the NFL Draft, sources said.
— Liz Mullen (@SBJLizMullen) February 4, 2014
-This writer still thinks Bridgewater will be the first pick in the draft by Houston.
-This NFL Anaylsts says Bridgewater lacks a “wow characteristic”
-Some are saying that Johnny Manziel will be the first QB picked in the draft. Which is fine, we all know he loves when people doubt him.
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