Green Bay Packers NFL Draft prospect profile: S Jonathan Cyprien
6-0, 217 pounds
Hometown: North Miami Beach, Fla.
*40 time: 4.56
*225-pound bench: 18 reps
*Results from Mar. 7 Pro Day
News and Notes:
Started three years at Florida International after making seven starts as a freshman in 2009 … Started the most career games at safety (45), which is the third-most of any position at FIU … Participated in the Senior Bowl and the NFL Scouting Combine in 2013 … Named to the All-Sun Belt Conference First-Team as a senior … All-Sun Belt Conference Second-Team as a sophomore and junior … Seven interceptions, 22 pass breakups during his college career … Served as team captain as a senior.
What they’re saying about him:
- NFL.com: ”Looks and plays like a strong in-the-box safety with solid thickness throughout his build … Possesses enough speed and athleticism to cover ground as a zone defender in the back half and line up against slot receivers inside. Closes on stretch runs and quick throws to outside receivers even when playing well back from the line. Beats receiver blocks with quickness or strength. His secure tackling in those situations is also notable, as he brings some attitude into his attempts unlike other defensive backs in this class. Used as a blitzer on run and pass plays, can overpower running back blocks.”