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The Jets insisted they aren’t worried about his long-term durability with the mix of his size and physical play.
“That certainly hasn’t been his history,” Idzik said. “He usually inflicts it instead of receives it.”
Idzik wouldn’t discuss whether the Jets considered Texas A&M; quarterback Johnny Manziel, who was still available when New York was on the clock. The GM did acknowledge that the Jets fielded several calls - and made calls themselves - about teams that were interested in trading up or down.
“The town was small and I never went to camps,” he said. “I played all three sports growing up, so I never had the chance to separate myself and show them that I was a heck of a football player. I played AAU basketball and AAU baseball, so I was all over the place.”
While Ryan declined to compare Pryor to any current NFL safety - something that has gotten the coach in some trouble in the past - the first-rounder said he might be similar to Chancellor and Tampa Bay’s Dashon Goldson.
“They’re big-time hitters,” Pryor said. “And they’re asked to do a lot.”
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