26-Year-Old Safety – Jacksonville Jaguars
2016 Fantasy Football Outlook
The Jaguars added Tashaun Gipson to the secondary this offseason, and it's Cyprien who the move may ultimately benefit most. Gipson, a true single-high coverage safety, will enable Cyprien to spend mo...
Johnathan Cyprien Contract Information:
Signed by the Jaguars in June of 2013.
Cyprien recorded a season-high 10 tackles Sunday against the Ravens.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
After logging triple-digit tackles in each of his first two seasons, Cyprien is a darkhorse candidate to finish 2015 as the top defensive back IDP. He was limited to 15 games each season, too, giving him room for growth with better health. Don't expect an impact in the playmaking categories, though. He has one sack and one interception in two years, and both came in 2013.
Cyprien unsurprisingly struggled a bit early in his first year out of Florida International, but the 33rd overall pick from the 2013 draft showed improvement as the year went on, ensuring his place in a full-time role for Jacksonville for at least another season. He showed major IDP upside as a rookie, finishing with 103 tackles (86 solo), one sack and one interception in 15 games, hitting double-digit tackles three times. The Jaguars are weak at linebacker aside from Paul Posluszny, so there's a chance Cyprien will be Jacksonville's second-leading tackler this year. High tackle totals are nothing new to Cyprien – he actually led Florida International in tackles during the 2010 and 2012 seasons – so he should once again be among the league's best triple-digit tackle threats at defensive back in 2014. And it certainly doesn't hurt that Jacksonville will likely struggle on offense, resulting in plenty of three-and-outs and turnovers.
The 33rd overall pick from the 2013 draft, Cyprien is expected to play the Kam Chancellor enforcer role for Jacksonville as new head coach Gus Bradley attempts to replicate the defense he built in Seattle. While Chancellor is a linebacker-safety hybrid, Cyprien is better rounded as a player with both free- and strong-safety skills, meaning he should be more active in coverage than Chancellor. None of that is meant to downplay Cyprien's contributions as a tackler, though, because he posted 365 tackles in 50 career college games.