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Commanders signed Joshua Pryor

  • Defensive End | Bowie State Bulldogs

Joshua Pryor is a local product, from Dunbar High School in Baltimore. He was extremely productive early in his time at Bowie State, and even though his production fell off some over the last few years, he still ended his career with 32 sacks and 77 tackles for loss.

At 6-foot-4 and 280 pounds, he figures to be a hybrid lineman in the mold of Efe Obada in 2022 or Daniel Wise in 2021. Pryor can play a traditional defensive end role, but can also slide inside and be more of a quick tackle on passing downs.

His ability to knife through bigger interior linemen and make plays in the backfield is very reminiscent of Wise. And he could be a useful asset if further improvements are made under Washington’s coaching staff.

Pryor put on a dominant performance at the HBCU Legacy Bowl, featuring the best players from HBCUs. By all accounts, he was virtually unblockable throughout the week of practices and could be a surprise performer in camp.

Washington is loaded with defensive linemen – they added two more edge players in the draft. But Pryor offers the size and positional flexibility that they don’t really have outside of Obada.

He is likely headed for the practice squad unless something incredible occurs in camp. But it will be very interesting to see what he can do against NFL-caliber talent throughout the summer.