- Jaguars agree to terms with 23 Rookie Free Agents: The Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to terms with 23 rookie free agents. These 23 players are expected to join the Jaguars' eight drafted players and others for rookie mini-camp beginning Friday, May 3. FB Lonnie Pryor, Florida State - Jaguars.com
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Earning comparisons to former FSU star and Green Bay Packers standout Edgar Bennett by Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher, Pryor developed into a versatile weapon capable of flattening defenders as both a lead blocker and runner.
After rushing for 2,281 yards and 20 touchdowns as a senior in high school, Pryor signed with FSU as a highly regarded running back prospect. Rather than take over as the team's next great ballcarrier, however, he was asked to bulk up and become a human pile-driver.
He did so, though the Seminoles also featured him as a runner, as his 23 career rushing touchdowns indicate. It could be in a hybrid role where he proves most effective in the NFL - just as the case was with Bennett.
Strengths: Possesses an athletic frame with a thick, powerful lower half. Flexible athlete who gets low and flashes explosiveness, driving his legs on contact to clear a hole or run through tackles. Alert, creative blocker who'll lunge to cut defenders in pursuit of his teammates. Natural runner with better lateral agility and speed than his size would indicate.
Weaknesses: A bit of a 'tweener. Built more like a running back than a fullback, possessing narrow shoulders. Wasn't nearly as quick during his junior season when asked to bulk up. Pushes rather than explodes into defenders to block.
Compares To: Edgar Bennett, RB/FB, Green Bay Packers