7. Calvin Pryor, S (NYJ)

Coming in the top spot in “most improved” is New York Jets safety Calvin Pryor.

The 23-year old hart-hitter from Louisville didn’t enjoy his finest hour as a rookie. Playing out of position in Rex Ryan’s defense, Pryor struggled playing center-field.

Now, back at his natural strong safety spot (sniffing his nose in the robber and box areas), Pryor has become a vital cog on the Jets defense. Just look at what happened to the defense when the man missed time this season. They went from arguably the best unit in football to extremely shaky.

Oh yeah, he sure can set the tone for a game as well: