The Jets announced today that they have signed rookie safety
A 5’11”, 207-pounder out of Louisville, Pryor becomes the 11th of the Jets’ 12-man draft class to come to terms with the Green & White. When the Jets selected Pryor with the No. 18 overall pick, it marked the sixth straight year the Jets took a defensive player in Round 1.
Pryor, who was impressive at rookie minicamp, didn’t participate in the team portion of OTAs on Wednesday.
“You talk about a passionate guy and the enthusiasm and everything else — you’ll see it,” said head coach Rex Ryan. “When he gets out there you’ll see it. But yeah, (he) will have a few wisdom teeth removed. So he’s going to miss a few days.”
"They brought me here for a reason," he said during rookie camp. "With the 18th pick, I have to come in here and get respect from the older guys and the vets, and I feel like I have to just earn their respect and earn everything. Right now, that's what I'm focused on, just learning the system so I'll be ready to go."
Pryor packs a punch, but he wants to be known for more than just his hitting ability.
“I’m very confident in my ability, first and foremost. I feel like I have the complete package as a safety,” he said. “Most people know me as a hard-hitting safety because I had a few hard hits in college. But when you watch my film, you see that playmaking ability that jumps out at you, a guy that’s flying around and has passion for the game.”