PSJ’s Pryor spotlighted at combine


Calvin Pryor participated in the NFL Combine last week.

Published: Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 09:32 AM.

Three years ago last week, Calvin Pryor was starring on the hardwood of the R. Marion Craig Coliseum.

Last week Pryor was among a host of collegiate football prospects on display at the NFL Combine.

Pryor was interviewed by the NFL Network and was the focus of a long camera shot as an ESPN talk show previewed a discussion on the Combine.

All pretty heady stuff for the small-town multi-sport athlete who just three years ago was leading the Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks to a second consecutive region basketball title and state final four berth.

The other star of that team was Roman Quinn, who was a second-round selection of the Philadelphia Phillies in the Major League Amateur Draft that spring.

Last week was an opportunity for Pryor to stamp his ticket as a projected first round pick in the NFL draft and according to the prognosticators, he generally succeeded.

As Greg Davenport, a columnist for, wrote, Pryor did not have a “great” workout at the Combine, but he did nothing to dissuade scouts from the belief that he is one of the top safeties and defensive backs in the draft.

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