No. 2 Jaguars player who could make the Pro Bowl in 2023: Andre Cisco
In retrospect, the Jaguars might have gotten a steal when they drafted safety Andre Cisco in the third round of last year’s player selection meeting. Sure, this story is still being written but the former Syracuse Orangeman has gone on to become a key cog in Jacksonville’s secondary.
Cisco’s ascension should come as a surprise, as he never lacked talent in college. In fact, he registered 13 interceptions and 14 passes defensed in 24 collegiate games. However, he suffered a lower-body injury in 2019 that forced him to miss a few games and later tore his ACL in 2020.
Rightfully, teams were concerned about Cisco’s injury history ahead of the draft. Had he been healthy, the New York native might have been a first-round selection. Then again, the Jags were probably glad they were able to take him 65th overall.
Despite the fact that Cisco was fully healthy last year, he began the 2021 season on the bench and it wasn’t until Andrew Wingard and Rayshawn Jenkins were unavailable that he got a chance to start. He wasted no time and made the most of his opportunity, forcing two fumbles and logging 15 total tackles in three starts.
Cisco picked up where he left off and has gone on to show the ballhawk skills that made him a top safety in college. In the four games this season, he’s already registered two interceptions, one returned for a touchdown. Keep in mind that he’s still developing, so the best might be yet to come.