JACKSONVILLE, Florida — Safety Johnathan Cyprien was Jacksonville's best rookie last year.
He was better than many veterans, too.
A second-round draft pick from Florida International, Cyprien finished with 98 tackles, six passes defended, two forced fumbles and an interception.
The Jaguars believe it was merely a starting point for a fast and physical defensive back who can cover receivers and athletic tight ends down the field as easily as he can support the run in the box.
Teammate Paul Posluszny says Cyprien is "the type of kid that he can be the best in the NFL. He has that type of talent and that type of ability and he wants to do things the right way."