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Here’s the Walter Football Scouting Report on Pryor:

Dangerous. That would be the word describe the middle of the field with Pryor lurking. If receivers aren’t ready, Pryor can knock them out for a week with devastating hits. Over the past three seasons, he was a physical force for Louisville.

Pryor first saw playing time as a freshman in 2011. He had a solid debut with 43 tackles, two forced fumbles and two interceptions. He improved his game significantly as a sophomore, notching 100 tackles and five forced fumbles for 2012. Pryor continued his strong play in 2013 with 75 tackles, three interceptions, four passes broken up and two forced fumbles on the season.

For the NFL, Pryor is a tough in-the-box safety. He is an excellent run-defender who functions well as the eighth man in the box. Pryor is a good tackler and is instinctive.

For pass defense, Pryor is best at zone coverage in the intermediate portion of the field. He didn’t play a lot of deep centerfield, nor was he often used in man coverage against tight ends and slot receivers. Those areas will be the most critical challenges for Pryor at the next level as his value will increase if can develop some man-coverage skills.

Pryor is a play-maker with an ability to cause turnovers. With his hard hitting, he separates the ball from receivers and forces a lot of fumbles. Pryor had five interceptions in his collegiate career, and but has the capacity to keep getting better at picking off passes with some pro coaching.

Sources have said they believe that Pryor could go in the 20s because he isn’t considered to be a special athlete with speed. As one source said about Pryor and HaHa Clinton-Dix, “Neither one of these guys is an Earl Thomas-like athlete.” That was proven at the Combine when both had solid but unspectacular 40 times of 4.58 seconds. Clinton-Dix looked better in the field drills and Pryor had a quality pro day, but neither one dominated the Combine.

In the 2014 NFL Draft, Pryor looks like a mid- to late first-round pick. He should quickly become an impact starter as a strong safety in the NFL. Dangerous. That would be the word describe the middle of the field with Pryor lurking. If receivers aren’t ready, Pryor can knock them out for a week with devastating hits. Over the past three seasons, he was a physical force for Louisville.

Pryor first saw playing time as a freshman in 2011. He had a solid debut with 43 tackles, two forced fumbles and two interceptions. He improved his game significantly as a sophomore, notching 100 tackles and five forced fumbles for 2012. Pryor continued his strong play in 2013 with 75 tackles, three interceptions, four passes broken up and two forced fumbles on the season.

For the NFL, Pryor is a tough in-the-box safety. He is an excellent run-defender who functions well as the eighth man in the box. Pryor is a good tackler and is instinctive.

For pass defense, Pryor is best at zone coverage in the intermediate portion of the field. He didn’t play a lot of deep centerfield, nor was he often used in man coverage against tight ends and slot receivers. Those areas will be the most critical challenges for Pryor at the next level as his value will increase if can develop some man-coverage skills.

Pryor is a play-maker with an ability to cause turnovers. With his hard hitting, he separates the ball from receivers and forces a lot of fumbles. Pryor had five interceptions in his collegiate career, and but has the capacity to keep getting better at picking off passes with some pro coaching.

Sources have said they believe that Pryor could go in the 20s because he isn’t considered to be a special athlete with speed. As one source said about Pryor and HaHa Clinton-Dix, “Neither one of these guys is an Earl Thomas-like athlete.” That was proven at the Combine when both had solid but unspectacular 40 times of 4.58 seconds. Clinton-Dix looked better in the field drills and Pryor had a quality pro day, but neither one dominated the Combine.

In the 2014 NFL Draft, Pryor looks like a mid- to late first-round pick. He should quickly become an impact starter as a strong safety in the NFL.