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Johnathan Cyprien | Defensive Back

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age / DOB:  (24) / 7/29/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 217
College: Florida International
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Recent News considers second-year SS Johnathan Cyprien the most-likely Jag to "rise" in 2014.
Cyprien was routinely torched his first two months in the league, but steadied down the stretch. He's one of the reasons the Jags went 4-4 over their final eight games. Cyprien figures to remain a work-in-progress in coverage this season, but could be a difference maker against the run. Jul 9 - 8:36 AM

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Jaguars rookie SS Johnathan Cyprien (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Week 15.

It's a big loss for Jacksonville if the other team had a better quarterback capable of exploiting Cyprien's absence. Instead, the Bills have E.J. Manuel. Cyprien has played every one of the Jaguars' defensive snaps in 2013.
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 02:03:00 PM

Jaguars activated rookie SS Johnathan Cyprien (hamstring) from active/PUP.

He's resumed practicing in fully. Cyprien strained his hamstring a week before camp started. He was penned in as the Jaguars' starting strong safety beforehand, and should have enough practice time left to solidify his starting job. He could make his preseason debut on Saturday against the Jets.
Mon, Aug 12, 2013 09:59:00 AM

Jaguars placed SS Johnathan Cyprien (hamstring) on the active/NFI list.

Cyprien strained his hamstring working out in Miami last week. The No. 33 overall pick in this year's draft is expected to begin his first training camp sometime next week. Cyprien remains penned in as the Jags' starting strong safety after starring during OTAs and minicamp.
Tue, Jul 23, 2013 12:11:00 PM

Jaguars signed second-round SS Johnathan Cyprien to a four-year contract.

Along with No. 2 overall pick Luke Joeckel, the Jags are counting on Cyprien to step right in as a starter and make a big impact. He was reportedly the MVP of OTAs and minicamps and figures to be even better once the pads come on. Cyprien couples excellent range with the toughness of an in-the-box safety.
Tue, Jun 18, 2013 12:11:00 PM

The Florida Times-Union lists rookie SS Johnathan Cyprien as the Jaguars' MVP of OTAs and minicamps, "in a landslide."

The No. 33 overall pick, Cyprien is being counted on to play significant snaps as a rookie. The Jaguars expect him to open the season in a starting role as an in-the-box safety opposite Dwight Lowery.
Sat, Jun 15, 2013 10:26:00 PM

The Jaguars are expected to use rookie Johnathan Cyprien "close to the line of scrimmage" as an in-the-box strong safety.

The 33rd pick in the draft, Cyprien is locked in as a Week 1 starter and will be a sneaky candidate to lead Jacksonville in tackles. Jaguars DBs coach DeWayne Walker was impressed with Cyprien at rookie minicamp. "He’s tough, he has really good instincts and I think he’s smart," said Walker. "After one day, you see the things on the field that we thought we would get out of him."
Sun, May 5, 2013 09:27:00 AM

Jaguars second-round SS Johnathan Cyprien has been a standout at rookie camp.

"That was one guy who really showed up in my eyes," coach Gus Bradley said. "I was very pleased with his start." Cyprien had one interception in practice, and the Associated Press' Mark Long added that the No. 33 overall pick was a "man among boys." Cyprien is a player to target in IDP leagues.
Sat, May 4, 2013 02:03:00 PM

Jaguars coach Gus Bradley says No. 33 overall pick Johnathan Cyprien will play strong safety in Jacksonville.

Dwight Lowery is the free safety, and Josh Evans may be his heir apparent. Cyprien showed terrific range at Senior Bowl practices, but is 6-foot, 217 and was primarily an in-the-box safety at Florida International. Playing behind the Jaguars' leaky front seven, Cyprien will be a rookie to target in IDP leagues.
Wed, May 1, 2013 02:44:00 PM

Jaguars selected Florida International SS Johnathan Cyprien with the No. 33 overall pick.

Cyprien (6-foot, 217) was a 45-game starter at FIU and is the school's record holder in both career tackles (365) and forced fumbles (6). Cyprien added seven interceptions. Used primarily as a box strong safety in the Sun Belt, Cyprien offers tremendous upside because he also has great range. NFL Films' Greg Cosell and Rotoworld's Josh Norris have both opined that Cyprien may develop into this year's top safety -- ahead of first-rounders Kenny Vaccaro and Eric Reid. Cyprien ran forty times of 4.64 and 4.65 at his March 16 Pro Day and did 18 reps on the bench. He has some Dashon Goldson to his game.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 06:39:00 PM

NFL Network's Albert Breer reiterates he expects FIU safety Jonathan Cyprien to be a candidate for the Jaguars' pick at No. 33.

Breer acknowledges Mississippi State CB Johnthan Banks -- who at this point looks like the favorite to be drafted 33rd -- is also in play for the Jaguars. ESPN's Chris Mortensen previously reported Matt Barkley would be considered, but a report since has stated Jacksonville will not be taking a quarterback at 33.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 06:13:00 PM's Albert Breer believes Florida International S Johnathan Cyprien could be "in play" for the Jaguars at No. 33.

The Jags should field no shortage of trade offers for the first pick of day two, but Cyprien is one of the draft's top remaining talents. Cyprien has been connected to the Bengals, who pick at No. 37.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 11:01:00 AM

Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer conducted a private workout of Florida International S Johnathan Cyprien on Monday.

We don't typically post prospect visits and workouts because they're mostly meaningless during the pre-draft phase, but they do become interesting during the week of the draft. Two years ago, these same Bengals held a final-week workout with Andy Dalton and Christian Ponder, and wound up drafting Dalton with the 35th pick after Ponder went 12th. We suspect Cyprien is very much on Cincinnati's radar. He's also very much worth the 21st overall pick.
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 01:32:00 PM

Appearing on the Rich Eisen Podcast, NFL Films' Greg Cosell suggested Jonathan Cyprien of Florida International has a strong case to be the first safety selected in April's draft.

"This kid is really athletic," said Cosell. "When I watched him, I couldn't believe that he was 220 pounds and the way he moved. He had an interception against Louisville that was just unbelievable. He came from the middle of the field all the way to the sideline. For a second, it looked like Ed Reed. I don't think he'll be the first safety drafted, but I wouldn't have a problem if he was the first safety drafted." We expect Cyprien's draft window to begin at No. 18 with the Cowboys. The Rams at No. 22 could also be in play.
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 02:42:00 PM

FIU S Jonathan Cyprien ran two forty times in the 4.5s and bench pressed 225 pounds 18 times at his Pro Day.

The numbers are notable because Cyprien sat out the Combine due to a minor injury. A fast-riser during "draft season," Cyprien goes 6-foot, 217 with nearly 32-inch arms. He's expected to be drafted somewhere in the second round.
Fri, Mar 8, 2013 04:47:00 PM

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