Denver Broncos Should Add Safety Jonathan Cyprien Via 2013 NFL Draft

By Mark Stringer
Jeff Griffith – USA Today Sports

The Denver Broncos have added several key free agents during the offseason, but may still need one more young talent in the secondary via the 2013 NFL Draft later this month.

The Broncos already added Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to their cornerback corps to help with talent and youth, but now need a talented young safety to replace Mike Adams in a year or two.

Florida International safety Jonathan Cyprien may not be as highly ranked as Texas‘ Kenny Vaccaro, LSU‘s S Eric Reid, or Florida‘s S Matt Elam, but as far as talent goes he could be one, if not the, best. He doesn’t get as good of a ranking because of the school he attends and this may also allow the Broncos to get Cyprien in the second or third round of the draft.

Cyprien posted 93 tackles and four inteceptions in 12 games last season for Florida International. At, six feet tall and 217 pounds, he’s a hard-hitting safety who runs a 4.6 in the 40-yard dash. Cyprien has shot up the boards as scouts and analysts noticed his great game in the Senior Bowl and after seeing him there, scouts began to see that the film on Cyprien’s was deceiving regarding his talent level. His under-the-radar status might allow the Broncos to get him as a draft-day bargain

The Broncos need a big, hard-hitting pressence in the secondary and Cyprien could be the guy if Denver decides to give him a shot.

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