Numbers Don’t Lie: Louisville’s Defense Is Playing At A Very High Level

Photo: Pete Cautilli The Louisville defense was one of the best units in college football last season under Charlie Strong and Vance Bedford.  Five different Cardinals from last seasons defense went into an NFL training camp this past August.  Cardinal fans were unsure if the defense would maintain their level of success once Todd Grantham took over on defense, as a part of Bobby...
Via The Cardinal Connect
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Rex Ryan On Why He Drafted Calvin Pryor: “I took the guy that will knock your face in.”

Brad Penner | USA Today Sports Calvin Pryor is one of 18 former Cardinals that were on NFL rosters in the opening weekend of the 2014 season. Pryor didn’t’ start, but saw significant action for the New York Jets in their season opening win over the Oakland Raiders. He finished with four tackles and two pass deflections his professional debut. Call me crazy, but I think Pryor...
Via The Cardinal Connect
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami-Louisville: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

The one thing Bobby Petrino can do is coach a football team. Despite the fact the “new” coach of the Louisville Cardinals had to deal with finding replacements for Teddy Bridgewater on offense and Calvin Pryor and Marcus Smith, the Cardinals looked part as the better team on Monday night, beating the Hurricanes of Miami for the second consecutive game in a row, winning 31-13...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Calvin Pryor Has Officially Signed With The Jets: $8.56 Million Guaranteed

Brad Penner | USA Today Sports It took just a little under a month, but former Louisville safety Calvin Pryor has finally signed his contract with the New York Jets. Pryor was the first Cardinal selected in the 2014 NFL Draft with the 18th pick. Pryor signed the standard four-year contract, plus a fifth-year team option. Based on the rookie slotting system, the former Cardinal...
Via The Cardinal Connect
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Jets 2014 NFL Draft – Day 1 Reaction, Day 2 Predictions

The New York Jets went defense with the 18th overall pick, selecting Louisville safety Calvin Pryor. I strongly encourage a read of Connor Rogers’ full Pryor breakdown in February and a listen to our live coverage of the pick from last night. However, here are a few further thoughts and predictions for tonight: - I said yesterday that I would like the pick of Pryor and haven...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets to Add Offense in Round 2

Like many teams do each year at the NFL Draft, the Jets went against most media projections that had them picking a wide receiver or a cornerback in the first round. New York did look to upgrade their secondary, however, taking safety Calvin Pryor from Louisville with their 18th overall pick.A hard-hitting safety with good range and ball skills, Pryor has a knack for create turnovers...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Rex Ryan on Calvin Pryor: “The Young Man Is An Enforcer”

Craig Ruttle | Associated Press It’s been well noted over the past few years that some of the top picks in the NFL Draft have been guys that weren’t labeled as super star recruits. Former Louisville safety Cavlin Pryor fits that mold. In 2011 Pryor was rated as a three star prospect and was expected to be one of the better defensive signees in Charlie Strong’s second recruiting...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

How Calvin Pryor fits with the New York Jets

The New York Jets’ biggest needs were at wide receiver and cornerback. So with the 18th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, of course they went ahead and selected… a safety?! Maybe the choice wasn’t what most believed it should have been, but the player they picked up—Calvin Pryor of Louisville—is one heck of an athlete and could provide a major facelift to the Jets’ depleted...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Former Cardinals Taken In The First Round Of The 2014 NFL Draft

Photo | cn|2 Sports It didn’t play out exactly as we planned, but sure enough, Thursday night was a magical evening for the University of Louisville football program.  Three former Cardinals were selected in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Safety Calvin Pryor was the first of the three to be taken. The New York Jets selected Pryor with the 18th overall pick. Pryor had been...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers select safety Clinton-Dix in first round

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- This is not a joke, Packers fans: Green Bay has drafted the safety that it desperately needs, selecting Ha Ha Clinton-Dix with the No. 21 pick in the first round. Clinton-Dix, the top-rated safety by most national NFL Draft experts, was surprisingly still on the board for the Packers. He left the University of Alabama after three years and is only 21 years old...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Draft: Calvin Pryor (Safety / Louisville) Selected Round 1 (18th) by the New York Jets

The New York Jets decided to stay put, selecting safety Calvin Pryor with their 18th overall selection. Pryor has been considered the hardest hitting safety in the draft, and is a good value pick. Other notable names on the board at the time of the selection: WR Brandin Cooks (Oregon St), S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (Alabama), and CB Darqueze Dennard (Michigan St). projected Calvin...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Live Blog: 2014 NFL Draft

Put down the mock drafts. Today is the day. The fate of Teddy Bridgewater and Calvin Pryor will be known tonight. By the end of the evening our beloved Cardinals will finally have a home. For Bridgewater, it couldn’t have come sooner. As the hate for Teddy reached a fever pitch, TB was everything but flustered. He chose to attend the draft tonight, despite the fact that many were...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Manziel 'believed to be the No. 1 on the Cowboys' board'

The Johnny Manziel-to-the-Dallas Cowboys rumors continue to fly. The ESPN draft guru had Manziel going to the Cowboys at 16 in his Thursday morning mock, a drastic change from his previous five projections. McShay had been set on the Cowboys addressing their glaring needs on defense. Notre Dame defensive tackle Stephon Tuitt, Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Florida State defensive...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Packers draft preview: Predicting Green Bay's first-round pick

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It's decision time for general manager Ted Thompson. The first 20 picks have been made and the Green Bay Packers are on the clock. So, which player will be wearing the green and gold by the end of the first round? Well, it of course depends greatly on which players are available for the Packers to choose from at No. 21. Even with the overabundance of mock drafts...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Mock Draft: New York Jets

Moving on to the team with the 18th overall pick, I mock the New York Jets Round 1 Pick 18: Calvin Pryor, FS, Louisville (A) A team with no true safety gets the second best in the draft. Round 2 Pick 17: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington (A) Paired with Jeff Cumberland, ASJ could rival Gronkowski/Hernandez. Round 3 Pick 16: Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt (A) Stephen...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss Ranks Four Former Cardinals In The Top 100

Richard Schultz | NFL Photos We’re now just 48 hours away from the 2014 NFL Draft. As we’ve mentioned throughout the past few months, the Louisville has a chance set a program record for most players selected in one draft. Seven former Cards have a serious chance of getting drafted, while three are expected to hear their name called within the first few rounds. Gil Brandt, a...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals Seven-Round Mock Draft

With the 2014 NFL Draft getting underway tomorrow evening it’s time for one final full mock draft prediction for what the Cardinals might do with their draft selections over the next three days. The general consensus is the most pressing needs for the Arizona Cardinals heading into the draft include safety, a pass rushing 3-4 outside linebacker or defensive end, an offensive guard...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

With the 20th pick in the Cover32 Mock Draft 4.0, the Arizona Cardinals select…

Louisville safety Calvin Pryor is our pick in our fourth Mock Draft. The entire mock draft is listed here and featured several teams swapping picks and moving all over the draft. We thought it would be best for Arizona to stand pat with only six draft picks. We submitted a list of 10 players who would be a good fit for our draft slot and this was our list, in order, for this mock...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Mock Draft 4.0: The Packers’ big board looks empty after a multitude of first round trades

The Packers are in need of help over the top of their defense, and the safety position is one that the Packers absolutely must address in this draft. However, I am not alone in my belief that the Packers will not be part of the trades circus that takes place on Thursday evening as teams try to move up or down to better their draft position to get the player they really want or move...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

What do the Cardinals draft prospects look like?

The Cardinals have been linked to numerous players with the No. 20 pick in Thursday's first round of the NFL Draft. It really could go any way according to the multitude of mock drafts out there. It is worth noting that none of the major mocks had the Bears drafting guard Kyle Long a year ago at No. 20. That's right, none. But that aside, here are highlight videos of the seven prospects...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets Showing A Lot Of Interest In Louisville S Calvin Pryor

  Louisville S Calvin Pryor tells Bart Hubbach of the New York Post that he had an extensive meeting with the Jets and they appear to be really interested in him. “They really seemed interested,” said Pryor. The Jets appears to be holding extensive interviews with several draft prospects as others like USC WR Marquise Lee also mentioned that he got the feeling that the Jets...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft injury report: Safeties and Cornerbacks

With the NFL Draft only a couple days away, many teams have a glaring need for secondary help. This year's draft may arguably have some of the best defensive prospects coming out of college in a long time. And most of them are coming out of the cornerback and safety positions.Northern Illinois safety Jimmie Ward is highly touted as a top three safety along with Calvin Pryor out of...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

6 players on to of the Bears big board

Chicago Bears General Manager Phil Emery told reporters that he will narrow the pool of players the Bears are looking at in the first round to six players, but figuring out who those six are is tricky. During the course of the press conference, Emery made it clear he prefers defensive linemen over defensive backs, but he also indicated that he thinks Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Mock 3.0: No surprises here

The past several weeks cover32 has compiled a mock draft for the first round in 2014. With only 8 days until it begins almost everyone is intrigued on what the Cowboys will do with the 16th overall pick. The Cowboys have needs along the defensive side of the ball and almost any position along the defense could be considered, but what will the Cowboys decide is best? One thing is...
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April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Toughness makes Calvin Pryor an early NFL draft pick

Among the top defensive safeties to be picked during the 2014 National Football League draft is likely to be Calvin Pryor, a compact 6-foot-2, 208-pound junior from the University of Louisville. Hopefully by Chicago who will have the 14th pick in the first round.  The Bears need a tough guy to get back to their dominating defensive ways. Nolan Nawrocki of wrote that Pryor...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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