Originally posted by CorvaNinerFan:
The thing about Cyprien...he's most likely a SS in the NFL. At least that's what most scouting reports say. He can hit hard...but pass coverage isn't necessarily his strong suit. He thrives playing in/near the box, where he can lay the wood to ball carriers. So, if you're thinking of him as a FS, that's probably not the position he'll play in the pros. He could still be worth drafting, given Whitner's in the last year of his contract. If so, then begs the question would he be better in pass coverage than Donte...he'd be cheaper, that's for sure.
And that would be a hell yes!! Whitner, IMO, is gone next year. Cyprien would be an upgrade at SS for us while learning from both Dahl/Whitner. Cyprien would be much better as our SS than Whitner. Same type of in the box S, but better range n ball skills. I remember something back when about Fangio's safeties. They're supposed to be interchangeable. Wonder if they see Spillman or Robinson competing for that FS spot too. All of these except for Whitner, play ST. Versatility a plus. Too bad Robinson wasn't a bit taller, but I remember him being a ball-hawk with some range. Is that the fact, still? There's a reason we got him in the latter rounds.
Cyprien, now, seems to be pegged even higher than 31 into the twenties from some analysts. That's crazy! #31 or #34 would be a nice spot to nab him.