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Jeffri Chadiha
August 28, 2000
As a child Fernando Bryant didn't have to look far to learn how to play cornerback. One of his uncles, Don Griffin, played that position for 10 years in the NFL, while another, Ray Griffin, spent six seasons at corner in Cincinnati. Those men taught their craft to Bryant, and when he entered the NFL last season as a first-round draft pick, the two implored him to stay focused and learn as much as possible. Bryant got off to a dubious start—he was Jacksonville's first rookie holdout ever and missed the first II days of training camp—but he was a starter by the season opener and an all-rookie selection by season's end. Not only did the Jaguars rave about his coverage skills, but Bryant also finished fourth on the team in tackles.
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As a child Fernando Bryant didn't have to look far to learn how to play cornerback. One of his uncles, Don Griffin, played that position for 10 years in the NFL, while another, Ray Griffin, spent six seasons at corner in Cincinnati. Those men taught their craft to Bryant, and when he entered the NFL last season as a first-round draft pick, the two implored him to stay focused and learn as much as possible. Bryant got off to a dubious start—he was Jacksonville's first rookie holdout ever and missed the first II days of training camp—but he was a starter by the season opener and an all-rookie selection by season's end. Not only did the Jaguars rave about his coverage skills, but Bryant also finished fourth on the team in tackles.

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