Syracuse safety Andre Cisco, one of the top secondary prospects in the nation, announced on Wednesday that he’ll enter the 2021 NFL Draft. According to various projections, Cisco should be selected in the first round.
Cisco is currently sidelined due to an ACL injury, which got many people thinking he’ll return to college in 2021 and work on his draft stocks. However, the 20-year-old player believes his body of work in the previous years is enough to secure him a high selection.
This was an expected decision from Cisco, as he hinted he’s ending his college career last month via a video posted on social media.
“I’ve given the school everything I’ve got, and this community gave it back tenfold,” said Cisco at the time. “I can’t wait to make you all proud.”
After playing most of his high-school career with IMG Academy, Andre Cisco committed to Syracuse and made his debut as a freshman in 2018. He finished his first season with impressive marks, totaling 60 tackles and seven interceptions, which were tied for most in the country.
Cisco followed this up with an even more impressive sophomore season. Despite being limited to just nine games, he had 65 tackles, five interceptions, and a touchdown en route to Second-team All-ACC selection.