Smash hit: Rookie safety Calvin Pryor shows he's a promising playmaker in Jets debut

It took all of three plays for Calvin Pryor to make an impact for the New York Jets.

Boom! Fumble recovery.

And that merely set the tone for the first-round draft pick's NFL debut, a 25-17 win at Cincinnati on Saturday night.

The hard-hitting safety entered the game early in the second quarter after missing the preseason opener following a concussion that sidelined him for a chunk of training camp. He finished with a team-leading seven tackles, including one on special teams, two passes defensed, and the fumble recovery. He seemed to always be around the ball while playing in a team-high 48 snaps on defense.

Pryor, the No. 18 overall pick in the draft in May, says he goes out trying to "put fear in my opponents."


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