Tajh Boyd and Calvin Pryor Getting Help from their New York Jets Friends

By Alan Schechter

Feb 23, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Tajh Boyd runs the shuttle dash during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

In the days post draft, the league is starting up with their multiple voluntary minicamps for rookies around the country. Most of them take advantage of the time to begin the learning process early and start bonding with their teammates. Jets’ Calvin Pryor and Tajh Boyd are no different, already seen in Florham Park, drafted barely one week ago.

No matter how long you have played the game, the newness of taking the field as a pro can never be replaced. How do you start to learn from that? If you ask Tajh Boyd, you talk to all of the veteran players that are around him:

For sure. The thing about it is, honestly, I thought that the relationship wouldn’t be what it was, because these guys, they’ve been very helpful: Mike (Vick), Geno, Matt Simms. You get to a particular team and you’ve got all these guys, competition and competing. It has a certain perception, aura of what you think is going to happen. When I got here it was totally different, like those guys were pretty excited that I was in the room. They were helpful. Any questions I needed answered, they answered them for me and it’s been good working with those guys.

Calvin Pryor’s answer was remarkably similar:

I have. I talked with all the guys, Dee (Milliner), (Dawan) Landry, Kyle Wilson (and) (Antonio) Allen. All the guys have just been trying to make me learn the ropes early, just knowing what the secondary’s about and what we hold our standards to. So they’re just trying to get me on the right track and keep me going in the right direction.

Great attitude to go into camp with on both of these guys.