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Jacksonville took safety John Cyprien with the first pick of the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images.
Jacksonville took safety John Cyprien with the first pick of the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images.

During the 2012 NFL season, the Jacksonville Jaguars' safety group was composed of Dwan Landry, Chris Prosinski and Dwight Lowery, amongst others. They were part of a defense that allowed more than 380 yards per game, 239 of which came in the passing game. To say that the Jaguars were in need of defensive backfield help going into the draft would be an understatement.

As the second round started and the Jaguars were on the clock, they were able to get the help they needed in safety John Cyprien. Cyprien is a strong, physical presence with great range. Cyprien instantly makes the Jaguars secondary better with his size and speed, and not only will he make an impact in the passing game but he's strong enough to help stop the run as well.

The pick of Cyprien not only improved the Jaguars secondary, but it made their defense far more dangerous.