The Jacksonville Jaguars number one corner, Jalen Ramsey, is an athletic freak known at Florida State for his football and track and field prowess. He was drafted in 2016 behind other rising stars Joey Bosa and Ezekiel Elliott, and comes in at a solid 6-foot-1, weighing 209 pounds. Ramsey is an explosive shutdown corner making other teams WR disappear. Jalen lends his frame to the run game, fighting through blocks and a sure tackle.
Though only in his third year, without a doubt, he’s a Top 5 Corner. Compare Jalen Ramsey vs. Antonio Brown to Deion Sanders vs. Jerry Rice. Ramsey vs. Brown seemed like a modern retelling of a two titan face-off.
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— Jalen Ramsey (@jalenramsey) April 9, 2018
In 2016, Jalen Ramsey was touted as a top cornerback and Jacksonville used their 1st Round pick on him. In rookie camp, he suffered a small meniscus tear and immediately underwent microsurgery. Ramsey was also named starting CB under head coach Gus Bradley and snagged his 1st INT against Brock “72 Million Dollar Man” Osweiler and the Houston Texans. Ramsey started all 16 games, racking up 65 tackles(55 solo), 14 pass deflections, 2 INTs and a pick-six. Sadly, the Jaguars still went 2-12 that year.
Clash of egos
A change in head coaches brought new talent. With the signing of A.J. Bouye and others, the Jacksonville Jaguars found the most dangerous secondary in 2017. Maybe his talent had gone to his head. During a regular season game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Ramsey had an altercation with A.J. Green and was subsequently ejected.
Big words from Jalen Ramsey
Jalen Ramsey and the Jags overwhelming defense led the Jaguars to the postseason. A wild card matchup against the Buffalo Bills, Ramsey recorded two solo tackles, a pass deflection, and an interception. They faced the Pittsburgh Steelers in a shootout game, where Ben Roethlisberger hooked up with Antonio Brown on several TDs. The Jaguars pulled through but Ramsey had made a bold claim in Jacksonville after the game: AFC Championship and The Lombardi Trophy. A check that Blake Bortles couldn’t cash as they lost 24-20 against the Patriots.
“Sacksonville” returns mostly intact in 2018 and hopes to improve on 2017 by hoisting the Lombardi Trophy and its 1st Super Bowl win in the Jacksonville’s 23 year history in the NFL.
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