Friday, April 26, 2013
Cyprien should start ASAP for Jaguars
By Paul Kuharsky
The Jacksonville Jaguars have gone from Dawan Landry to Johnathan Cyprien at strong safety, and the move could wind up being an immediate upgrade for the new regime.
It certainly will be more cost effective. Landry, signed to a monster deal by the fired brass, was overpriced. Cyprien will get the contract commensurate with the first pick of the second round, which is where the Jaguars picked him.
Here’s Scouts Inc. in the Jaguars’ new safety, who should start beside Dwight Lowery: “Cyprien may have the best combination of size, range and athleticism in the safety class. He can play near the box and handle middle-of-the-field responsibilities. Cyprien plays fast, and with a physical edge. His instincts are adequate, but he could improve his angles as a tackle.
If he doesn’t beat out Chris Prosinski, it won’t bode well for him. I expect it won’t be difficult for Cyprien to vault Prosinski.