The Jets drafted Safety Calvin Pryor 18th overall in 2014.
A team that started 4 rookies in 12 or more games in 2013 is finding out that this new class is struggling early.
1st-round draft pick Safety Calvin Pryor suffered a head injury in practice and may have a concussion.
“As of right now, we don’t know if it’s a concussion or not,” Head Coach Rex Ryan told the Newark Star-Ledger. “But it was a head injury, and obviously, when those things happen, you’re always going to side on being cautious. So that’s what we’re doing. Whether it’s a concussion or not, I’m not sure. We’ll see how that progresses.”
Later in the day Pryor posted on Twitter that he was feeling fine, but the team will still evaluate him to be certain.
On the other side of the team, 2nd round draft pick TE Jace Amaro suffered an apparent knee injury and struggled to put weight on it after leaving practice. ESPN’s Rich Cimini reported that Amaro was not carted off the field, indicating the injury is not catastrophic.
The Jets drafted Pryor with the 18th overall pick in the 2014 draft. Amaro was taken in the second round. Both are expected to start immediately.