The Jacksonville Jaguars have options at safety.
Quarterback was at the top of the Jaguars’ offseason to-do list but safety was also a pressing need. The team’s brass knew it and took the necessary steps to revamp the position. They signed Rayshawn Jenkins and Rudy Ford in free agency. They also took Andre Cisco in Round 3 of the draft and re-signed Josh Jones.
Heading into the regulars season, it looks like Jenkins will start at one safety spot but it’s uncertain who will line up next to him. In any other year, this could be a cause for concern but the truth is that the Jaguars won’t have a shortage of options. Veteran Jarrod Wilson will most likely get the first crack at the job but he will need to look over his shoulder, as Cisco is making some serious noise ahead of the team’s first preseason game.
Mia O’Brien of First Coast News says the former Orangeman shined on Day 11 of training camp. She says that Cisco got the best of wide receiver Collin Johnson in one-on-one drills, and later defensed a pass intended for tight end Ben Ellefson. Moreover, O’Brien says the rookie’s athleticism was on full display.
"His hips are as fluid as any player on the field, even when he’s backpedaling at full speed. He saw reps with the first-team defense for the first time in Camp on Tuesday. Oh, and don’t forget, he tore his ACL less than a year ago."
Cisco may or may not start in Week 1 but he’s surely giving the Jaguars’ coaching staff something to think about.