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Jaguars get Day 2 started with Cyrpien

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Day 2 of the 2013 NFL draft is off and running, and the Jacksonville Jaguars have resisted the temptation to trade down — and the temptation to draft a quarterback.

Instead, the Jaguars have used the 33rd pick in the draft to select Florida International safety Johnathan Cyprien.

Because he didn’t play for a major football power, most fans hadn’t heard about Cyprien until he had a great week at the Senior Bowl and began to get notice as a big-time prospect. There was plenty of talk that Cyprien would go in the first round on Thursday, but when he was still on the board to star the second, the Jaguars pounced.

The Jaguars reportedly fielded calls on trades during the day, and there was talk that a team might move up to draft a quarterback like Geno Smith, Matt Barkley or Ryan Nassib. Instead, the Jaguars stayed where they were, and added a starter to their secondary.

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11 Responses to “Jaguars get Day 2 started with Cyrpien”
  1. peytonsneck18 says: Apr 26, 2013 6:44 PM

    the jags got a heck of a player

  2. roymunson1 says: Apr 26, 2013 6:46 PM

    Crypies! What a pick!

    Roy Munson

  3. nflfollower says: Apr 26, 2013 6:46 PM

    Well if you get a potential impact safety in the 2nd, that’s a good pick. We’ll see how it works out. But could we please get a pic of the owners stache??

  4. blacknole08 says: Apr 26, 2013 6:47 PM

    I was hoping he would fall to the Panthers. But good luck to him though he is a playmaker.

  5. deezenucks says: Apr 26, 2013 6:50 PM

    Awesome!!! This is the one guy I really wanted them to go for with 33, dudes a beast, so happy they didn’t chase one of those QB’s. best part about it all is another lol at the cowboys for missing out on their safety. Great pick jax! #standunited

  6. kenudo says: Apr 26, 2013 6:51 PM

    Smart move for them. Keep drafting quality players like Joeckel and Cyprien and the wins will eventually follow.

  7. maestro3k says: Apr 26, 2013 6:57 PM

    Good pick up Jags!!! Gus and Dave know what their doing setting up shop for the next guy!!!

  8. larrydavid7000 says: Apr 26, 2013 7:01 PM

    you jagoff. !!!!!!! I feel sorry for this guy going to a loser team. jagoffs.!!!!!!

  9. gojags436 says: Apr 26, 2013 10:17 PM

    Stay classy, larrydavid…

    Oh – wait…you actually have to BE classy to stay classy. Sorry, brah, my mistake.

  10. mazblast says: Apr 27, 2013 12:30 AM

    The Jaguars went into this weekend with probably the worst talent pool in the league. They’re being smart so far, going for quality as opposed to glamor.

  11. lakermetskins says: Apr 27, 2013 12:49 AM

    NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

    The collective sound of about 20 GM’s who thought they could steal Cyprien in the 2nd round.

    They say he’s a sure-shot can’t-miss.

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