Cortland, NY---To say the least today's a day Port St. Joe alum Calvin Pryor will remember for the rest of his life.
Pryor, the Jets first round draft pick, joining his team on the field for the first day of training camp.
In fact on the eve of his first training camp, Calvin Pryor posted a photo on twitter. In that photo, just two sentences, "Dear past, thanks for the lessons. Dear future, I'm ready." The Port St. Joe legend is all set to go with his rookie season under way after his first practice with the New York Jets here in Cortland.
"It was good." the Jets rookie told me after practice. "The first day was a solid day. We have a long way to go, it's going to be a long season. We just have to come in here, get better, know what we're doing each day so we can move forward."
Calvin is just a few hours into his rookie season, but he feels his prep leading up to training camp has him ahead of the game.
"I feel very comfortable with the system. It's basic stuff. I know as we get into camp things are going to get more complicated. And you'll have to start knowing more things. That's what it's about you know. This is the time to learn so when the season rolls around you'll be ready to go."
Whenever he needs a hand, Calvin turns to veteran safeties Dawan Landry and Antonio Allen.
"I think Dawan, this is his 9th season into the league and Double-A, this is his third or fourth year. So those guys have a lot of experience. I just try to pick their brain. Try to pick up the system as fast as I can so I can ready to play."
Day one, done. So what does Calvin hope to do on day two?
"Just try to get better. Just try to come out here and compete at a very high level. Get better with my teammates, and try to make guys around me better. And that's what it's about."
Like he did at mini camp and OTA's Pryor working with the first team defense during 7 on 7 and 11 on 11 drills.