Jan 26, 2013; Mobile, AL, USA; Senior Bowl north squad defensive back Jonathan Cyprien of Florida International (37) prior to kickoff of a game against the Senior Bowl south squad at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Jonathan Cyprien, SS, Florida International Panthers: 2013 NFL Draft Player Profile

Height: 6’0″

Weight: 217 pounds

Position Rank: 1

Drafted By: Jacksonville Jaguars (2nd round, 33rd overall)

40 Yard Dash: 4.64

Bench Press: 18 reps

Vertical Jump: 38″

2012 Statistics

G Int. Yards TD Int./G
12 4 32 0 0.33
G Solo Assisted Total Total/G
12 54 39 93 7.75
Tackles For Loss
12 3.5 9 0.29
Misc. Defense
G Passes Broken Up QB Hurries Fumbles Forced Kicks/Punts Blocked
12 5 0 1 0

Career Highlights (via FIU athletics site)

2012 (Senior): Named to the Thorpe Award 2012 Preseason Watch List…selected to the first-ever Senior Bowl Watch List…voted by league coaches and media to the 2012 Preseason All-Sun Belt Conference team…named as Blue Ribbon’s Sun Belt Conference Preseason Defensive Player of the Year…earned unanimous preseason All-Sun Belt Conference First-Team honors from Athlon’s, Blue RibbonCBSSports.comLindy’s and Phil Steele, as well as Lindy’s No. 3 NFL talent in the Sun Belt Conference…named to theBleacher Report’s national ‘Best of the Rest’ Preseason Defense First-Team…has 33 career starts…poised to become FIU’s all-time leader in career tackles during the 2012 season…has 272 career tackles (Scott Bryant, 302).


2011 (Junior): All-Sun Belt Conference Second-Team…recorded 81 tackles (third-highest on the team), along with 5.5 tackles for loss and a team-high eight passes broken up…tackle total was good for 18th in the Sun Belt…started all 13 games…eight pass break-ups tied for third all-time in a season in program history…was the Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Nov. 21 after his nine-tackle performance in the road win, 28-17, at ULM…in the ULM game, he also recorded an interception…recorded one blocked kick at WKU (11/5)…had a season-high 11 tackles at Louisville (9/9)…had nine tackles and a 9-yard interception return for a touchdown at ULM (11/19)…had a season-high three pass break-ups vs. North Texas (9/1)…the three pass break-ups tied for third all-time in a single game in program history.


2010 (Sophomore): All-Sun Belt Conference Second-Team…First-Team All-Sun Belt Conference from Phil Steele…led the team with 113 tackles, the fourth-best single-season total in FIU history…opened the season with a nine-tackle performance against Rutgers (9/11)…had 11 tackles and two forced fumbles against Texas A&M (9/18)…had six tackles and a forced fumble against Maryland (9/25)…had 11 tackles against Pitt (10/2)…set a career-high with 13 tackles against WKU (10/9)…matches his career-best with 13 stops against FAU (10/30)…also forced a fumble against the Owls… had five stops and an interception against Troy (11/13)…had 10 tackles against Louisiana (11/20)…had six tackles and broke up two passes against Arkansas State (11/27)…closed out the season with eight tackles and one pass breakup against Middle Tennessee (12/4)…closed out the year with an eight tackle performance against Toledo in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl…also broke up a pass against the Rockets.


2009 (Freshman): Honorable Mention All-Sun Belt Conference…appeared in all 12 games, starting seven…second on the team with 78 tackles…recorded one interception, three breakups and forced two fumbles…opened the year with four solo tackles against Alabama (9/12)…had three stops against Rutgers (9/19)…recorded four tackles, three of them unassisted against Toledo (9/26)…made five stops against ULM (10/3)…had a season-high 10 stops against Western Kentucky (10/10)…credited for six tackles, including five unassisted against Troy (10/17)…had six  tackles against Arkansas State (10/24)…against Louisiana (10/31), had nine stops…made seven solo stops against Middle Tennessee (11/7)…registered five tackles against North Texas…had a season-best nine unassisted tackles against Florida (11/21)…closed out the year by matching his season-best in tackles with 10 stops against FAU (12/5).

Scouting Report/Player Notes

Big, rangy safety who can make all the plays on the back end. He’s got some technique flaws to clean up, but you’re looking at a guy who has risen from relative unknown/underrated draft prospect to a near sure-fire first round or top 50 selection. He is probably the best overall strong safety prospect in the draft with the ability to play downfield or centerfield. You will see in the scouting video below what kind of potential he truly has with an interception of Teddy Bridgewater near the sideline, one of the better quarterbacks in the country. Capable of delivering huge hits and looks like he could develop into a really solid team leader. He’s not the kind of safety prospect we saw come out last year with Mark Barron of Alabama going in the first five picks, but I think Cyprien could really upgrade the secondary of a contender late in the first round of the draft, or he’ll be a building block for a young team early on day two.

Video Highlights (via YouTube)

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