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2016 NFL Draft: Player Profiles – Jalen Ramsey

Defensive Back, Florida St. 6ft 1 – 209lbs40 Yard Dash –


Defensive Back, Florida St. 6ft 1 – 209lbs

40 Yard Dash – 4.41 SecondsBench Press – 14 Reps
Vertical Jump – 41.5 inches3 Cone Drill – 6.94 Seconds
Broad Jump – 135 Inches20 Yard Shuttle – 4.18 Seconds

  Jalen Ramsey was a top recruit out of high school and for good reason. He started as a true freshman at Florida State, and to say that doesn’t happen often is an understatement. For perspective the last true freshman at corner was Deion Sanders, and we all know how that turned out. He managed All-American Honours in all three of his college seasons, and he added three All-ACC selections as well. He showed his versatility in playing both corner and safety, as well as winning indoor and outdoor ACC Long Jump titles in 2015. Ramsey’s strengths begin with his incredible versatility, as well as being an All-American corner, he was also a very successful long jumper and track athlete. In addition to this he split time at safety during his freshman year and then played a roaming role into his sophomore year. This versatility will be key moving into the NFL. His instincts and athleticism are fantastic and turn him into a playmaker at the drop of a hat, with big play ability, day in day out. He has a natural ability to play corner and will likely play here throughout his NFL career. He is an every down player and can contribute from day one on defence and special teams. Something of note is that although teams avoided throwing his way, he still managed to make some huge plays on a weekly basis. While all this versatility is a huge plus for Ramsey, the problem in splitting time at multiple positions is that issues become more glaring with less time to fix them. At the safety position it sometimes seems like he has too much space, so he occasionally plays like a corner and jumps a route, hindering his obvious abilities. At corner he seems to allow separation too easily in order to keep the play in front of him. It sometimes seems like he is playing safety as a corner, and corner as a safety. Despite his size, Ramsey is not strong, he uses his size well and is a playmaker, but is too easily blocked out of the play. At the combine, Ramsey had a lot of teams taking up his time with no less than 9 teams. Those were the Bills, the Buccaneers, the Chargers, the Chiefs, the Cowboys, the Jaguars, the Raiders, the Ravens and the Titans. While this might seem like high interest it is worth noting that only the Cowboys, the Jaguars, the Ravens and the Titans brought him in for private. Just like Hargreaves, only the teams in the top ten seem to be talking to him privately as they know that he won’t drop past them. Ramsey’s strengths, particularly his versatility, means that he will come of the board. It will be a huge shock if he leaves the top ten and with the teams who are picking high, he should have a suitor within the top 5. The competition is less about when he walk out of the green room, and more about if he will leave it before his cross state rival.

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2016 NFL Draft: Player Profiles – Jalen Ramsey

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