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2013 NFL Draft: Titans work out Jonathan Cyprien


The Tennessee Titans hold the tenth pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, and they are expected to select a guard Chance Warmack with that pick. According to Titans beat writer Jim Wyatt, the Titans are hosting Florida International standout safety Jonathan Cyprien today. Cyprien is one of the best safety prospects in this draft class, and he might even be the second-best at the position behind Texas’s Kenny Vaccaro. However, Vaccaro isn’t even worth taking with the tenth pick in the draft.

So why are the Titans working out Cyprien? The Titans have the ninth pick in the second-round of the draft, so they could cross their fingers and hope that Cyprien falls. That is certainly possible, and that would be great value for him. Greg Cosell is one of the most respected evaluators out there, and he thinks Cyprien has a shot at being the best safety in this class.

Cyprien is a terrific high safety who brings excellent coverage to the field at the back end of the secondary at free safety. The Titans could use a guy like that, but they already have Michael Griffin (he is overrated and not a true free safety, though) locked in at FS. I don’t see him going anywhere soon, and the Titans signed talented, underrated veteran George Wilson, as well as top in-the-box safety Bernard Pollard.

So it’s interesting to see the Titans are still looking at the safety position, but I doubt they end up going safety and getting a guy like Cyprien in the second round. Cyprien will be off the board in the first somewhere between picks 20 and 32, and he’s had visits set up with over ten teams.

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