Dec 28, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Louisville Cardinals safety Calvin Pryor (25) waves his arms to the crowd in the fourth quarter as theCardinals beat the Miami Hurricanes 36-9 to win the Russell Athletic Bowl at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft grades: New York Jets select Calvin Pryor

The New York Jets drafted Louisville safety Calvin Pryor with the 18th overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

The Jets were believed to be looking for an offensive weapon to give Geno Smith a go-to receiver and with Brandin Cooks and Marqise Lee on the board, there were two attractive options for the team, but the Jets took the first safety in the draft who has been compared to former defensive MVP Bob Sanders of the Indianapolis Colts.

Signing Chris Johnson, Eric Decker, Jacoby Ford and Michael Vick in the offseason shows the Jets had made it a priority to revamp the offense and the drafting of Pryor signals that Rex Ryan and company are comfortable with the moves made to shore up the offense this offseason.

The Jets took Dee Milliner and Defensive Rookie of the Year Sheldon Richardson in the first round last year and with the drafting of Pryor makes it giving the team six first round picks on defense in the last five years.

I thought Lee or Cooks would have been a nice complement to Decker and give Smith a young weapon to grow with, but taking the No. 1 rated player at a position of need isn’t a bad move entirely.

Grade: B+

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