No. 4 Jaguars player with a chance to make the Pro Bowl in 2023: Andre Cisco, S
Safety is among the deepest position groups on the Jaguars' roster right now but that wasn't the case as recently as 2021. That year, it was one of their biggest weaknesses. One of the steps the team's brass took to address it was drafting Andre Cisco.
A ballhawk in college, Cisco entered the draft with injury concerns. He missed a couple games in 2019 with a lower-body injury and sat out most of the 2020 season with an ACL tear. The playmaking skills were there but teams were rightfully concerned about his ability to remain healthy. This made him slide to the third round, where the Jags took him with the 65th overall selection.
Cisco showed in training camp that he could stay healthy but the coaching staff chose to give Andrew Wingard the starting nod. He then spent most of his most his rookie year on the sidelines but flashed when he made a couple of starts late in the season.
Head coach Doug Pederson took over in 2022 and Cisco was installed in the starting lineup. The decision paid off, and he went on to become a key cog in the Jacksonville secondary. Heading into the 2023 season, the former Syracuse Orangeman was seen as a candidate to break out and boy, has he broken out.
Cisco has already registered three interceptions (tied for the most in the league) and four passes defensed this season. At this rate, he's an easy choice to make the Pro Bowl. And even though his name doesn't often pop off when discussing the top safeties in the NFL, it's a matter of time before it does.