2013 Jaguars OTA MVP: Jonathan Cyprien

Jacksonville Jaguars

There's always a player during minicamp and OTA practices who stands out among everyone else, typically because of their raw athleticism and speed, but for the 2013 season the MVP appears to be second-round pick Jonathan Cyprien.

Cypplayrmc_medium

Cyprien indeed possess the size and speed that works for a player in "underwear practice", but he also has a certain playmaking ability that he showed at FIU and during his week at the Senior Bowl. He's going to be expected to start out of the gate for the Jaguars re-shaped secondary and so far he's delivered.

As Ryan O'Halloran wrote in The Florida Times-Union, if there was an MVP award for practice so far it'd have been Cyprien in a landslide.

The funny thing about a practice MVP at this point, is as mentioned it's typically a really fast player who sometimes disappears when the pads go on, but Cyprien is a player who should also shine when contact is allowed. He's a heavy hitter safety as well and will likely spend a ton of time in the box for the Jaguars, so his MVP might carry through the preseason.

Keep reading:

Jaguars Film Room: Stopping the run with the Cover-3

Things to watch in Jaguars training camp

Is Mike Kafka in the Jaguars QB mix?

The Jaguars are fine taking 5 QBs to training camp

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Big Cat Country

You must be a member of Big Cat Country to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Big Cat Country. You should read them.

Join Big Cat Country

You must be a member of Big Cat Country to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Big Cat Country. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker