Andre Cisco was selected in the 3rd round by Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2021 NFL Draft

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Andre Cisco, a three-year launch security service for Syracuse, was ranked 65th overall in third place Round of the 2021 NFL draft on Friday night. His selection comes before defenders Ifeatu Melifonwu and Trill Williams.

Cisco was considered An NFL prospect since his sophomore season when he ran the Atlantic Coast Conference with five interceptions and was an All-ACC pick for the second team. The year before, Cisco had a total of seven interceptions, which were synonymous for most in the country. Its 2020 season was canceled due to an ACL tear in September and its inventory dropped as a result. The Boy Scouts still said his ability to play as a single high security as well as attending a “weak” security class would help him get drafted sometime on day three of the draft.

“Its reach is really impressive,” Sports Illustrated’s Vincent Calderone told The Daily Orange. “It can cover a large part of the field in a short time. Not many security measures can do that. “

The 6-foot, 209-pound DB played high school soccer for two seasons at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida before entering the SU. Cisco was the ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2018 and was also named the AP’s third All-American team as he helped lead the Orange to a 3-3 record, their best season since 2001. It was that first time an SU freshman has earned All-American honors. Cisco left Syracuse in fourth place on the school’s interception list with 13 points.


Scouts described Cisco’s style of play as “risk takers”. His ability to generate sales has been compared to NFL safety measures Malik Hooker and Minkah Fitzpatrick. However, the Scouts found that his knee injury, in addition to his tendency to take bad angles when attacking, contributed to his falling into day two of the draft.

Andre Cisco had 11 tackles in two games of the 2020 season before sustaining a leg injury at the end of the season. Max friend | Staff Photographer

“He’s a ball hawk in the free safety position that you need just that,” said Jack Borowsky of the NFL Draft Bible. “(But) in terms of his progress, it’s unfortunate that he tore up his ACL really early this year. There will be some question marks there. “

If Melifonwu is selected on Friday or Saturday, Syracuse will have included at least two players in the NFL Draft for the first time since 2013-14 in two consecutive years. Williams will be looking to add his name to the list of orange picks in the next two days.


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