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For those of us that wanted Cyprien

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Looks like he'll be going in first round.

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Appearing on the [i]Rich Eisen Podcast[/i], 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 [i]really[/i] 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.
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projections are still projections, but with the lack of safety talent throughout the league, the position seems to be gaining appreciation.

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Yep. His stock is rising every day.

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i can see him going at 14.Norris from roto mocked him there in early march.

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Wouldn't be surprised if the Panthers jumped on him at #14. Or traded back a few slots and hoped he was there. Panthers were set to take Mark Barron last year if Tampa didn't jump on him so safety is clearly on the radar. All depends on where they have him on their board...if he's BPA, do it.

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[quote name='DaCityKats' timestamp='1364411690' post='2178152']
i can see him going at 14.Norris from roto mocked him there in early march.
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The Panthers are interested in him for sure. He's interviewed and worked out with us on multiple occasions.

To me, he's the best safety in this draft. Cyprien can deliver huge hits and cover WRs and TEs.

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Dude is a hard hitting safety that can flat out fly. We got a major hole at FS. Giants are known for drafting DBs with 1st round. We'll see if Gettlemen does the same here.

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[quote name='Promethean Forerunner' timestamp='1364411840' post='2178156']
The Panthers are interested in him for sure. He's interviewed and worked out with us on multiple occasions.

To me, he's the best safety in this draft. Cyprien can deliver huge hits and cover WRs and TEs.
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yep we talked to him at the senior bowl and worked him out the other day. i could see him here and being picked at #14 if he is BPA.

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To be honest safety is one of those positions the Panthers have never really had a dominant player at. If he is deemed BPA at 14 and Gettleman and co. make the call to get him in a Panther uniform I will support the pick.

Would love a hard hitting/ball-hawking safety that can keep plays in front of him. Having an Ed Reed type to go with our version of Ray Lewis in his prime in Luke would go a long way to making this defense great...especially with our pass rush that should continue to get better.

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[quote name='DaCityKats' timestamp='1364412015' post='2178164']


yep we talked to him at the senior bowl and worked him out the other day. i could see him here and being picked at #14 if he is BPA.
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Me too. He's a vastly superior tackler than Vaccaro and covers better than Elam. The only knock on him is that he comes from a small school but he showcased that doesn't matter at the Senior Bowl. If the Panthers draft him at 14th, I sure as hell wouldn't whine.

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[quote name='hepcat' timestamp='1364411793' post='2178154']
Panthers were set to take Mark Barron last year if Tampa didn't jump on him
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Sometimes the best prayers are the unanswered ones.

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[quote name='OnlyPantherFaninMaine' timestamp='1364412164' post='2178169']
To be honest safety is one of those positions the Panthers have never really had a dominant player at. If he is deemed BPA at 14 and Gettleman and co. make the call to get him in a Panther uniform I will support the pick.

Would love a hard hitting/ball-hawking safety that can keep plays in front of him. Having an Ed Reed type to go with our version of Ray Lewis in his prime in Luke would go a long way to making this defense great...especially with our pass rush that should continue to get better.
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Fans should also note that like Kuechly, Cyprien has good instincts and can diagnose a play very quickly. He appears like a meathead but his football IQ has been [quietly] praised.

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