No. 2 emerging alpha on the Jaguars roster for 2023: Andre Cisco, S
What can be said about Andre Cisco that hasn't been said? The former Syracuse Orangeman has recently been getting lots of love. Why did it take so long? There are many reasons and it would have been great if he had gotten his dues a bit earlier but he's at last getting the spotlight.
Back in college, Cisco earned a reputation as a ballhawk after registering a jaw-dropping 13 interceptions and 14 passes defended in just 24 games. Unfortunately, he suffered a couple of injuries that hurt his stock ahead of the 2021 draft.
First, he had to miss time after suffering a lower-body injury in 2019. He then tore his ACL in 2020. During the draft process, Cisco got the dubious injury-prone label. The Jaguars thought Cisco's playmaking potential outweighed his injury risk and used a third-round pick on him.
Cisco spent most of his rookie season on the sidelines but he shined once he was given a chance, logging 15 total tackles and one forced fumble in three starts. The Queens, New York native joined the starting lineup last year and became a key cog in the secondary, recording 73 total tackles, three picks, and three batted passes.
Heading into the 2023 season, he's become more vocal and has seemingly bulked up. On top of that, Bucky Brooks of NFL Media and Gordon McGuinness of Pro Football Focus both included the third-year safety on their list of breakout players.