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Little Inside Info on Calvin Pryor

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by CowboysLaw87, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. CowboysLaw87

    CowboysLaw87 Well-Known Member

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    My brother spent last football season working as a D1 offensive assistant coach. Louisville was on their schedule, so I talked to him about what his staff thought about Pryor, whether they game planned for him, etc. The response wasn't actually all that surprising to me, but he said that they intended to go right after him. Their take was that he's undisciplined, both in his coverage and tendency to attempt reckless hits.

    They felt like they could take advantage of him, pretty much. As expected, he made some huge hits (including knocking out one of their better WR's). He also drew 2 personal foul flags in the game. That's just a "for what it's worth" tidbit about how one D1 coaching staff evaluated him.
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  2. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    Thanks man. Very interesting info.
  3. Chuck 54

    Chuck 54 Well-Known Member

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    What you don't tell us is if they now believe they were correct or not.
    Did their plan to go right after him prove successful for their offense, or did they have to change during the game? Win or Lose?
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  4. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    I never though Pryor was the pick at 16. Safteys strong suit has to be coverage now a days. I could care less if they blow somebody up once a game if the they are getting burned five times. Also undisciplined play leads straight to losses.
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  5. tm1119

    tm1119 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I didnt think Pryor was ever an option at 16. He reminds me a lot of DJ Swearinger from last year.
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  6. DEMARC0MURRAY29

    DEMARC0MURRAY29 Active Member

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    lol ok thanks Assistant D1 Coach on the info
  7. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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    I'm gonna guess your bro works for uconn
  8. coyboy

    coyboy Member

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    Pryor reminds me of Roy Williams - no thanks
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  9. theSHOW

    theSHOW Benched

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    agreed. In fact I was just about to say it. I have said in recent chat that Prior should be way down on our list. He is no FS and we need FS before we go with a high round SS. Roy Williams all the way.

    ps: you earned you're 1st like :D
  10. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    I like to hear stuff like this....I didn't want any safety in round 1, although I like Pryor more than Clinton-Dix....this year's safety class is not a strong one, and assuming we don't get one of the top 2, I am fine with passing on safety altogether
  11. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    This is a really, really good comparison actually. I'm glad you posted that one.
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  12. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    If it was UConn, they clearly thought wrong, lol.
    They passed for 113 yards with 3 INTs.
  13. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    Pryor bested Swearinger in every category at the Combine including being an inch taller.
    He's a much higher rated guy though he is similar in style.
    Definitely both big hitters and not true centerfield types.

    Pryor should go about a round higher than DJ did.
  14. 4lifecowboy

    4lifecowboy Active Member

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    Yeah that's the information we didn't get. Who was it and how did their pre-assessment work out for them.
  15. 4lifecowboy

    4lifecowboy Active Member

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    Still don't deter me. I feel like he is exactly what we need in our defensive backfield and wouldn't blink an eye if we took him with our first pick, with Lamarcus Joyner being the only other consideration for me as far as secondary help.
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  16. funkytown

    funkytown Well-Known Member

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    Would you want Joyner as a Safety or Corner?
  17. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    And Taylor Mays ran like a 4.2 40 yard dash at the combine.

    I don't give a rip about the combine unless it shows a wide disparity between their on-field play and their workout. They play very, very similar styles of football, and the comparison is apt.
  18. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    :lol:

    UConn was the game that pryor had 2 personal fouls.
  19. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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    OP is from Conn and pryor knocked out a WR vs UConn so I figured them or temple cause he messed up a WR there too
  20. CowboysLaw87

    CowboysLaw87 Well-Known Member

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    Haha wow, you guys are a bunch of Sherlock Holmes's. Yeah, he was at UConn. As far as the end result, and how the "plan" worked or didn't work... it's extremely hard to tell because the UConn offense was so incredibly inept at the time. The QB play was putrid, and it's difficult to assign credit to any single defensive player for UConn's inability to move the ball.

    I think all in all it was a mixed bag of results. They didn't get the big plays they thought they could be exploiting Pryor's aggressiveness, and also had a WR knocked out, but did get the 2 personal fouls, and with better QB play, maybe those big plays would've been there.

    None of this is the final determination on Pryor by any means, just some info I wanted to pass along. If you listen to Broaddus, he's pretty confident that S isn't the direction we're going in anyway. He made it clear it's a position thing, and not that we don't like Pryor or Ha Ha.
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