Pryor can simply do it all from the safety position. He can hit, cover, close quickly on zone coverage, and is one of the most physical players in the draft. The 5’11″, 207 pounds safety recorded 75 total tackles ( including 5.5 for a loss), three interceptions, 11 broken passes, and even a pair of forced fumbles last season.
Calvin Pryor’s versatility and ability to make tackles and is the main reason why he may be the first safety to go of the draft board. Not only can he stay deep and defend against the pass, but Pryor can also come up in the box and play the run. The Philadelphia Eagles have not had a safety with his athleticism and versatility since Brain Dawkins left.
Over the past few weeks, Pryor’s draft stock is increasing and as predicted by various mock drafts, he may not be available for the Eagles at the 22nd pick. With a player of this skill and athleticism, the Eagles should trade up for a higher first round pick.