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Jalen Ramsey entering NFL draft

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 31: Jalen Ramsey #8 of the Florida State Seminoles heads off the field against the Houston Cougars during the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl at the Georgia Dome on December 31, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images) Getty Images

In recent years, NFL teams have shown a willingness to use talented collegiate defensive backs in a variety of roles on defense.

Players see time as corners, safeties and even linebackers depending on the situation, which makes versatility something to prize when evaluating draft prospects. Florida State gave Jalen Ramsey a head start on that kind of skill set over the last few years and his performance in a hybrid role has made him one of the top-rated prospects heading into the 2016 draft.

All that was left was for Ramsey to formally forego his remaining eligibility and enter this year’s pool. Ramsey did that on Tuesday by releasing a statement through the school.

“Today, after having in-depth discussions with my parents, my coaches and others whom I hold dear to my heart, I am announcing my decision to pursue my dream, forgo my senior year of football at Florida State and declare for the 2016 NFL draft,” Ramsey said.

In addition to starring on the football field at Florida State, Ramsey has also excelled as a member of the track and field team as a sprinter and long jumper.

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18 Responses to “Jalen Ramsey entering NFL draft”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Jan 5, 2016 4:16 PM

    Wearing SF 49ers colors already.

  2. getitrightflorio says: Jan 5, 2016 4:17 PM

    He will be a Miami Dolphin.

  3. mcjon22 says: Jan 5, 2016 4:20 PM

    Athletically, he’s probably the best prospect.

    He’s an absolute freak.

    He’ll def go top 5.

  4. miamismyteam says: Jan 5, 2016 4:23 PM

    Yes Miami sounds good

  5. bassplucker says: Jan 5, 2016 4:32 PM

    Bears. We desperate need ANYONE who can make a difference on D. Not sure he’ll fall that far, though.

  6. deltaoracle says: Jan 5, 2016 4:35 PM

    The Dolphins need to check with Miko Grimes before making any personnel moves.

  7. kowboydmac says: Jan 5, 2016 4:42 PM

    Would love to see what this dude could do on the Vikings D with Zimmer at the helm.

    No way he’ll last until they pick in the 1st though.

  8. pitts6 says: Jan 5, 2016 4:42 PM

    Dolphins? 49ers? Hope you’re ready to trade up.

  9. realfootballfan says: Jan 5, 2016 4:50 PM

    One of my favorite Noles all time and my favorite from this recent run. Go get that paper, boy.

  10. getitrightflorio says: Jan 5, 2016 4:53 PM

    pitts6 says:
    Jan 5, 2016 4:42 PM
    Dolphins? 49ers? Hope you’re ready to trade up.

    Dolphins always get there man. We will win AFCE now Philbin is gone. Tannehill is a franchise QB just needs solid line play, we already have the 2 best WR in the AFCE.

  11. ceejayb says: Jan 5, 2016 4:55 PM

    God, please drop to the ravens.

  12. gojags436 says: Jan 5, 2016 5:22 PM

    If he’s there at #5 – “with the 5th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars select Jalen Ramsey, FSU!”

  13. bigcid10 says: Jan 5, 2016 5:34 PM

    steelers are going to trade with the browns and grab him
    tomlin told me yesterday,right mike

  14. whysomanylosers says: Jan 5, 2016 5:47 PM

    Ughh… Bucs need serious help in their secondary.

  15. tfavrat says: Jan 5, 2016 5:58 PM

    His name will be called early on draft day. Can’t see him getting past Jacksonville at 5…

  16. radrntn says: Jan 5, 2016 6:03 PM

    top ten pick…..but with that said with plenty of days before draft, McKenzie Alexander (Clemson) is moving up the charts. (Eli Apple from Ohio State as well)

  17. charliecharger says: Jan 5, 2016 6:17 PM

    Coaches and scouts talk about how big or how fast a guy is. The thing that it takes to be a good football player is heart and guts, work ethic and intelligence. This guy is all of the above and then some. An absolute stud. Whoever gets this guy is going to get a real impact player.

  18. Cecil'sTightHamstring says: Jan 6, 2016 11:24 AM

    Going to the Jags at 5. Sorry ‘Fins fans!

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