The New York Jets stayed put at 18 overall and took arguably the best safety in the draft in Calvin Pryor…
I wrote about Pryor back in the beginning of February. He is a hard hitter with the range to excel in the NFL. The Jets struggled to force turnovers last season and Pryor upgrades that aspect of the defense from day one.
The biggest question mark is who will start? Rex Ryan loves to rotate three safeties, but I have a feeling Antonio Allen and Pryor will see a majority of the snap. Dawan Landry was solid last season but not a game changer on the back end of the defense.
Many have claimed Rex Ryan has ignored the safety position during his tenure with the Jets. Pryor is in the mold of LaRon Landry but has a higher ceiling in coverage. Although this pick might not “excite” the fan base, it was an extremely smart selection and solves a need.