However, Kentucky is hoping Pryor will be a big problem for opposing offenses next year. He's lost weight and reshaped his body with more muscle. He's been dominating at times this spring and has shown the ability to be a run-stopper as well a prolific pass rusher.
Defensive line coach Rick Petri says there's no doubt Pryor could be a dominating player in the Southeastern Conference. "I think he can be as good as he wants to be. He is athletic, he has size and he has power. He has a good natural feel for the game. I don't know what else you need to mix in there. I think he is driven and wants to be a good football player."
He does. "I do feel I can be that dominating type guy. Our team was missing that last year. It's not pressure on me to do it. It's just what I want to set my mind to based on what I've done this spring and carry it over to the fall," Pryor said.