Four-star safety Cyrus Fagan's junior tape was released on Tuesday with high promise. The defensive back from Daytona Beach (Fla.) committed to FSU in February, shortly after his junior day visit (You can read more about that visit here). 247 Sports has him ranked as the 62nd best player in the nation and the fifth best safety. Here is a full breakdown of his latest film courtesy of Tomahawk Nation's CJDNole:
Fagan is versatile safety that has many of the traits FSU looks for in a defensive back at 6'2 185. What is most evident right away is Fagan's desire and willingness to play with physicality. Whether he is lined up deep or playing in the box, Fagan takes good angles, moves quickly to the ball carrier and does a good job of bringing them down immediately. Fagan played in the box at a nickel role much more often in his Junior year. From the box, he is effective in using his hands to take on blockers while turning the ball back inside or shedding to make the tackle. Other times he shows good instincts and aggressiveness to evade the block or dip inside to get to the ball carrier.
In coverage, Fagan shows excellent ball skills and good awareness. The ball skills are showcased a bit more in his sophomore film on defense, and the few offensive clips in his latest junior film. When the ball is in the air, Fagan is excellent at adjusting his body and getting the ball at its highest point. The awareness Fagan shows in coverage is seen with him playing deep safety. Often times he is able to maintain leverage and position on the wide receiver while seeing the ball as it arrives, a skill that can be hard to coach and develop.
Fagan is a physical, instinctive safety with elite ball skills, making him one of the top safeties in the country. He'll need to add a little weight when he steps on campus but his versatility as a player who can cover and make tackles in the run game gives him the potential to fill a role as a deep safety or Star in FSU's defense.