Denard Robinson, Johnathan Cyprien shine at Jags’ rookie minicamp
Running back/wide receiver Denard Robinson and safety Johnathan Cyperien stood out at the Jacksonville Jaguars’ rookie minicamp this week.
“I know he’s a weapon from looking at all the college film,” Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch said of the team’s fifth-round pick Denard Robinson after Friday’s minicamp. “Now it’s a matter of what can he do best for us. He will primarily play running back, but we’re looking forward to be able to move him around to a lot of other spots as well.”
“One of our philosophies on offense is trying to get [the ball] in the playmakers’ hands,” continued Fisch. “That’s why you saw him play some multiple positions just to see what he can do, what he can take on and give him a little bit of flavor.”
Jaguars’ top second-round pick Cyperien also drew attention as he intercepted a pass from Matt Scott, and the 2013 undrafted free agent quarterback sprained his ankle while attempting to chase down Cyperien.
“That was one guy who really showed up in my eyes,” coach Gus Bradley said of Cyprien. “I was very pleased with his start.”
However, not too much can be read into the situation as its rookie draft picks and undrafted free agents competing against each other without veteran competition. Still even this level of competition can be could generate a good offseason vibe, and Johnathan Cyprien as well as Denard Robinson would serve as key pieces in this effort.