Scouting Report: Andre Cisco

Andre Cisco, S, Syracuse

H: 6’0”

W: 206 lbs

Year: Junior

Strengths:

Cisco is a very athletic and rangey safety. His range extends over the top across the whole field. He can play over-the-top, in-the-box or in the slot. He is an excellent man cover DB, better than a lot of corners in this draft. Cisco has very fluid hips that he flips very effectively in coverage. He is a ball-hawk with a nose for the ball. He’s very aggressive when the ball is in the air, often jumping routes. Cisco puts himself in a great position to make tackles and he fills the gap really well. He is instinctive with high awareness.

Weaknesses:

Cisco’s greatest weakness is his tackling. While he’s usually in a good position to make the tackle, he just lacks the ability to actually make the tackle. He takes poor angles on outside runs, also leading to missed tackle opportunities. While Cisco’s aggressiveness is a strength, it is also a weakness. He can be too aggressive at times, leading to miss-timed route jumping, and being burned badly on fakes.

Summary:

Cisco is a very athletic and rangey safety who really just needs to work on some aspects of his technique. He can play almost anywhere in the secondary and he is a true ball-hawk and pass disruptor when the ball is in the air. His aggressiveness can lead to poor plays at times. Cisco really just needs more reps at safety before hitting the NFL, and unfortunately, there is a possibility he may not get that opportunity this year with the coronavirus. This would be a pretty big blow for him, and it could be the difference between Cisco being a top-20 pick and him falling to the second round.

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