The Patriots and rookie defensive lineman Myron Pryor have agreed to terms on a contract, according to a league source. Pryor, who played at Kentucky, was drafted in the sixth round (207th overall).
The agreement with Pryor means the Patriots have reached deals with three of their 12 draft choices (cornerback Darius Butler, offensive lineman Rich Ohrnberger).
The 6-foot-1, 310-pound Pryor appeared in 46 games (34 starts) over his college career, playing defensive tackle in the Wildcats’ 4-3 alignment and showing some explosion in the pass rush.
One of Pryor’s top collegiate performances came against Louisville and highly regarded center Eric Wood (28th overall, Bills), when he recovered a fumble and returned it 72 yards for a touchdown and also forced a fumble that a teammate returned for a score. Pryor was named SEC Defensive Player of the Week for the effort, becoming the first Kentucky player in 16 years to earn the honor.