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NFL Draft 2013: San Francisco 49ers Select Jonathan Cyprien

With the thirty-first overall pick in the 2013 Canal Street Chronicles community mock draft, the San Francisco 49ers (represented by BlackandGold4ever) select...

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Jonathan Cyprien, S, Florida International

Jonathan Cyprien

#7 / Strong Safety / Fla. International Golden Panthers




This was a tough pick for a few reasons. First, the 49ers are fairly solid across the board. They just went to the Super Bowl and made it quite an interesting game against the Ravens. The 49ers sport a young, mobile QB, have good depth at RB, a very good TE, OK receivers and a good O-line. On defense, they have been near the top of the rankings the past few seasons and we would start most of their players over ours.

They lost Dashon Gholdson to our rivals in Tampa Bay, so they will be looking for a safety at some point in the draft. And Justin Smith is getting older (33) and is coming off a triceps injury from last season...they missed his normal production during their Super Bowl run as he didn't have any sacks. I was actually going to pick Tank Carradine, but our friend Dave Choate took him off the board with the Falcons pick. As much as I wanted to pick a defensive end, I couldn't find one that really made sense at 31 (Margus Hunt might be a bit raw for their liking). So I went for safety and picked Cyprien here (guess this might land me on Stu's List!)

John Cyprien is a hard hitter with good range and the speed to close in on the ball. He has good size (6'-0", 217 lbs) and isn't afraid to mix it up against the run. He is quite versatile as a safety and can do it all...he can cover TEs and slot receivers when needed. He has been a starter four years and isn't a project. He even plays with the swagger that we hear so much about our defense lacking this past season. He'd fit in well with a 49er squad that definitely carries a lot of swagger and is able to back it up.

As for weaknesses, he does tend to be a bit aggressive and might get beaten a few times until he learns from his mistakes. That said, when playing for a team with the depth the 49ers have, he probably won't take too many lumps. Personally, if we could convince the 49ers to trade up and take Vacarro, I'd be happy to land Cyprien here and pick up a couple of extra picks. I think Cyprien is going to be a Pro-Bowler and impact player for many years to come.

Other possibilities: Margus Hunt (DE), Alec Ogletree (ILB), Zach Ertz (TE), Sylvester Williams (NT)

Thanks to all the CSC members who participated in this year's community mock draft. Without your help, none of this would be possible.

Below are the complete results from our community mock draft.

Catch up with all of the mock draft selections in our 2013 CSC Community Draft Section.

Pick Team Selection Team Representative Approval Rating
1 Kansas City Chiefs OT Luke Joeckel - Texas A&M
Hans Petersen 77%
2 Jacksonville Jaguars QB Geno Smith - West Virginia
Dragon Ninja Warrior 48%
3 Oakland Raiders CB Dee Milliner - Alabama
Ralph Malbrough 42%
4 Philadelphia Eagles OT Eric Fisher - Central Mich.
Aburton531 78%
5 Detroit Lions DE Dion Jordan - Oregon
ShadowFlash 50%
6 Cleveland Browns DE/OLB Ezekiel Ansah - BYU
Fan since the Aints 54%
7 Arizona Cardinals OT Lane Johnson - Oklahoma
Joseph William Stern 94%
8 Buffalo Bills G Chance Warmack - Alabama
aburton531 52%
9 NY Jets S Kenny Vaccaro - Texas
organictallman 33%
10 Tennessee Titans G Jonathan Cooper - UNC
cajuncommando58 67%
11 San Diego Chargers DT Sharrif Floyd - Florida
lostastic 55%
12 Miami Dolphins DT Star Lotulelei- Utah Ralph Malbrough 59%
13 Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Xavier Rhodes - Florida St. jeff.l.b 78%
14 Carolina Panthers CB Desmond Trufant - Washington Stilljreming 27%
15 New Orleans Saints DE/OLB Barkevious Mingo - LSU Dave Cariello 68%
16 St. Louis Rams OLB Jarvis Jones - Georgia caomhin 61%
17 Pittsburgh Steelers WR Cordarrelle Patterson - Tennessee aryanspecial
18 Dallas Cowboys OT D.J. Fluker - Alabama SAINTMANUMIT
19 NY Giants DT Sheldon Richardson - Missouri BlackandGold4ever
20 Chicago Bears ILB Manti Te'o - Notre Dame MobileSaint
21 Cincinnati Bengals WR Tavon Austin - West Virginia Fan since the Aints
22 St. Louis Rams (from Washington) TE Tyler Eifert - Notre Dame Kevin Held
23 Minnesota Vikings DT Johnathan Jenkins - Georgia cajuncommando58
24 Indianapolis Colts DE/OLB Damontre Moore - Texas A&M Legatron Morstead
25 Minnesota Vikings (from Seattle) WR DeAndre Hopkins - Clemson Fan since the Aints
26 Green Bay Packers DE Datone Jones - UCLA caomhin
27 Houston Texans WR Robert Woods - USC TeeThaKingSaint23
28 Denver Broncos DE Bjoern Werner - Florida St. aburton531
29 New England Patriots WR Keenan Allen - California ShadowFlash
30 Atlanta Falcons DE Tank Carradine - Florida St. Dave Choate
31 San Francisco 49ers S Jonathan Cyprien - Florida International BlackandGold4ever
32 Baltimore Ravens