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In what is truly both meaningful and delightful news, a couple of important defensive rookies are impressing coaches and teammates alike on the practice field.
According to Jane McManus of the ESPN New York, Calvin Pryor was terrific in minicamp, as he picked off Geno Smith and managed to get under the quarterback's skin as well.
Pryor took first-team reps over Dawan Landry. Expect him to be a Day 1 starter and to make a substantial impact in his rookie season.
Dexter McDougle, the undersized cornerback taken in the third round, was even better than Pryor at minicamp.
Despite coming off shoulder surgery, McDougle managed to intercept Michael Vick. He received high praise from defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman after the practice.
While McDougle isn't likely to start in the secondary immediately like Pryor, he could make more of an impact than was expected if he continues to impress in training camp.