Jonathan Cyprien had to until day two to be drafted, but his wait wasn't long on Friday.
The FIU safety was selected No. 33 overall, the first pick in the second round, by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Cyprien will be expected to make an immediate impact in Jacksonville, whose secondary struggled last season. Cyprien can play safety or at nickelback — that that versitility is what made him a hot commodity, despite his school's lack of pedigree.
Cyprien is FIU's highest draft pick, breaking a one-year record set by WR T.Y. Hilton (Indianapolis, 2012 — 92nd overall).
He certainly didn't hurt his draft chances by running a 4.56 second 40-yard dash at his FIU pro day last month. He added 18 reps in the 225 pound bench press for good measure as well.
Cyprien was projected to be a first-day selection by many NFL Draft prognosticators. Three safeties were selected in the first round of the draft Thursday — the first being Texas' Kenny Vaccaro. His selection at No. 15 by the New Orleans Saints was followed by LSU's Eric Reid at No. 18 to the 49ers and Florida's Matt Elam at No. 32 to the Baltimore Ravens.
He had 93 tackles and four interceptions in 2012 for the lackluster Golden Panthers, who could have DE Tourek Williams selected as well before the draft ends Saturday.