No. 2 Jaguars player whose stock rose after the draft – Andre Cisco, S
Safety wasn’t a particularly pressing need for the Jaguars this offseason and that was reflected in their additions or lack thereof to the position. Besides bringing back Andrew Wingard on a one-year tender, the team’s brass didn’t make any moves these past few months and will go into the training camp with last year’s group.
This means that Rayshawn Jenkins should return to the starting lineup after missing the last three games of the 2021 season with an ankle injury. Jenkins wasn’t great last year and was even disqualified from Jacksonville’s Week 11 matchup against the San Francisco 49ers after throwing a punch at wide receiver Jauan Jennings. However, the Jaguars were a mess under Urban Meyer, and the former Miami standout should get a clean slate under Doug Pederson.
Meanwhile, Cisco will most likely need to beat Wingard for the starting job opposite Jenkins but he should have no trouble doing it. After tearing his ACL in 2020 and a lower-body injury the year before, the former Orangeman entered the 2021 draft with injury question marks. Fortunately, he had no setbacks and was a full-go. Nevertheless, he didn’t get much playing time until the end of the season.
The fact that the Jaguars didn’t use a single draft pick at safety should be a ringing endorsement of Cisco. And with one year of experience under his belt, he should have a clear path to the starting lineup. After all, he has the speed and range to make plays for a secondary that didn’t force many turnovers last year.