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Jets Sign First Round Pick Calvin Pryor

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The Jets signed first round draft pick safety Calvin Pryor to a four year deal on Monday.

Pryor is the eleventh of the Jets twelve draft picks to sign with the team. The only remaining unsigned player is second round pick, CB Dexter McDougle.

According to Jason Belzer’s predictions on Forbes.com, Pryor stands to make a total of roughly $8.5 million ($8,565,253 to be exact) with his initial four-year rookie contract — all players must be signed to a four year contract initially if they are drafted.

Over the Cap.com predicts that Pryor will receive a signing bonus of $4,547,820, and he will count $1,556,955 towards the salary cap in 2014. 

Pryor, nicknamed the “Lousiville Slugger” in college, became the sixth straight defensive player selected by the Jets under Rex Ryan’s tutelage, and the rookie already carries the same swagger and confidence, that his head coach has exuded throughout his career.

“I’m very confident in my ability, first and foremost. I feel like I have the complete package as a safety,” Pryor said during last week’s OTA’s. “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.”


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