Andre Cisco, S
School: Syracuse University | Conference: Atlantic Coast Conference
College Experience: Junior | Age: 21 (Week 1)
Height / Weight: 6’0” 203 lbs
Projected Draft Status: Mid 2nd round - 3rd round
Player Comparison: Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix
Andre Cisco is one of the best safety prospects coming out of Syracuse since Justin Pugh. Despite not being highly recruited out of high school, he made All-American selections in several publications in his freshman season. A ball-hawking safety with 13 interceptions and 14 career passes defended. His sophomore and junior season were plagued by leg injuries which limited him to nine games and two games respectively. Although he projects to be a boundary, single high safety, he was used all over the secondary in Syracuse, primarily in the box.
- Great size for free safety.
- Elite ball skills (13 interceptions, 14 career pass defended)
- Aggressive in run and pass coverage
- Good ability on reading plays
- Good coverage and awareness
- Explosive hitter
- Aggressiveness leads to missed tackles.
- Can fall for double moves
- Has not primarily played in the free safety position.
- Leg injuries shortened Cisco’s past two seasons.
Let’s See His Work
How Would He Fit
Washington needs a free safety with the kind of eyes, ball skills, and aggressiveness Cisco offers. After rotating free safeties last season due to poor play and injuries, Washington can fortify the secondary with a prospect capable of creating turnovers and defending big plays. If Cisco can stay healthy and learn to lighten up on the aggressiveness, the junior safety can be a gem on an elite defense.