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Dec 14, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens tight end Crockett Gillmore (80) is tackled by Jacksonville Jaguars safety Jonathan Cyprien (37) at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Way back in the deep part of the Jaguars defense is a 2nd year safety named Jonathan Cyprien. Cyprien is starting to turn himself into a very good safety. Last year he recorded more snap counts than any other Jaguars player on defense and was 2nd in team tackles despite missing one game. The former 2nd round pick in 2014 has played very well with a good field of vision and an ability to make open field tackles.In 2014 he had two forced fumbles, one INT, three QB pressures, six passes defensed and one sack.

The Dolphins will see a lot of Cyprien on Sunday but it’s unclear how the Jaguars will use him. Will he provide the team with a disguised blitzing safety, will he be used to help handle one on one or zone coverage, or he will he play a roaming safety who reads the quarterback? Regardless the Dolphins will need to account for him. Last week Ryan Tannehill threw at least four passes that should have been intercepted and he won’t get the luxury of making the same mistakes this week again Cyprien.

While Cyprien isn’t elite he is starting to come into his own as an NFL player and the more playing time he gets the better he gets. The Dolphins need to challenge him though and not simply stay away from him. For one he is a safety not a corner but the Dolphins can test him deep with Kenny Stills and the Dolphins should be going deep if Cyprien is being asked to play one on one in the slot or blitzing.