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All NFL teams are looking for a safety who can run, cover and tackle - Pryor can do all three, and does them well. Along with Alabama's Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Pryor is likely to hear his named called in the first round of the draft and expected to be an immediate starter at the pro level. The first-team all-American Athletic Conference selection finished second with a career-high 75 total tackles and tied for third with a career-high three interceptions for Louisville in 2013. He finished his three-year career for the Cardinals with 218 tackles, including 137 solos, seven interceptions, 14 passes defensed and forced nine fumbles while recovering three. Though Pryor possesses solid coverage skills and matched Dix's 4.58-second time in the 40-yard dash at the combine, his biggest asset remains as a tackler. A physical specimen, Pryor is at his best against the run and recorded a solid 11 tackles for loss from his safety position in three collegiate seasons. He can be an intimidating presence when lined up in the box and is considered one of the most violent hitters in this year's draft at any defensive position. However, the latter might also be his biggest weakness. Like other hard-hitting safeties, Pryor can play with reckless abandon at times and will go for the highlight-reel shot when he could be better off wrapping up and making sure the ball-carrier is taken down. Perhaps with the right coaching in the NFL, those tendencies will diminish. Pryor sat out Louisville's 24-17 victory over Memphis on Nov. 23 for violating unspecified team rules. However, that incident is not expected to affect his draft stock.