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Jalen Ramsey shines during Combine workout

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 29: Defensive back Jalen Ramsey of Florida State runs the 40-yard dash during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 29, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Getty Images

Florida State defensive back Jalen Ramsey was projected to go very early in the first round of the draft before setting foot in Indianapolis for the Scouting Combine and nothing that happened on Monday will work against him hitting that projection down the line.

Ramsey starred on Monday by posting a 4.42 40-yard dash, a vertical jump of 41.5″ and a broad jump of 11’3″ while the defensive backs were going through their workout. The latter two scores match Cal running back Daniel Lasco’s measurements for the top marks among all players at this year’s combine.

The impressive outing and Ramsey’s strong play over the last three years in Tallahassee leave little question about his athletic bona fides. The one question that teams will have to ponder about Ramsey┬áis about where he will make the most impact in the NFL after seeing time at both safety and corner over the course of his collegiate career.

Ramsey excelled in both spots at Florida State, so that answer may turn out to be a shifting one based on situations akin to the role that Tyrann Mathieu plays for the Cardinals. Unlike Mathieu, Ramsey won’t have to wait a few rounds to find out which team wants to deploy him in the back end of their defense.

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16 Responses to “Jalen Ramsey shines during Combine workout”
  1. wayconthemexican says: Feb 29, 2016 1:23 PM

    Browns are letting Gipson walk, haven’t seen progress with Justin Gilbert, and already have 3 QBs on the roster. If they don’t grab Bosa or a QB at #2, this could be a possibility for them.

  2. flipola says: Feb 29, 2016 1:25 PM


  3. fbwangus8736 says: Feb 29, 2016 1:31 PM

    Jalen Ramsey also doesn’t have to answer the question how many drug test did you fail at school? Tyrann Mathieu answer was “I stopped counting after the tenth”.

  4. dalfanforever says: Feb 29, 2016 1:40 PM

    Welcome to Dallas. Man we need you.

  5. bassplucker says: Feb 29, 2016 1:58 PM

    Position fit, bunk. He’s the rarest kind of prospect: a freak athlete who translates those tools into impact on the field. If you’re a GM whose team needs help on defense (even if DB isn’t necessarily the weak link), you take him. If your DC can’t figure out how to make a guy like him effective then you need a new DC.

  6. vjllsduckfan65 says: Feb 29, 2016 2:01 PM

    Just what the Titans need..he’s from Tennessee & wants to play for the home team. C’mon Robinson pick this kid.

  7. robmix8 says: Feb 29, 2016 2:05 PM

    Byron Jones and Mr. Ramsey in the backfield with Scandrick and (cough cough) Claiborne……sounds like dem boys are building something, I like it.

  8. pftcancer says: Feb 29, 2016 2:09 PM

    The Ravens need this guy badly. The next Champ Bailey!

  9. darocnessmonsta says: Feb 29, 2016 2:24 PM

    He Will be a Cowboy with those numbers just put it in stone, they already have him number one on their big board!!!

  10. bassplucker says: Feb 29, 2016 2:33 PM

    Before last week Joey Bosa was higher on most people’s boards than this kid, but as of now that may no longer be the case.

  11. dallasdominates says: Feb 29, 2016 2:36 PM

    I sincerely hope he lasts to the Cowboys’ pick. He could immediately start in a saftey spot with Church, and that could allow us to use Byron at a Cornerback spot…

    On another note…

    I was listening to the Bosa interview with Eisen and Mayock on NFLN, and was it just me or did he come off as a total prick. No eye contact, very short responses, totally disinterested in the interview….etc. etc.

  12. fullhouseofcards says: Feb 29, 2016 2:44 PM

    So did Vernon gholston.

  13. realfootballfan says: Feb 29, 2016 5:29 PM

    I hope he doesn’t end up in some dumpster fire organization. One of my favorite Seminoles ever. Kid plays the game with an edge and demands that from his teammates.

  14. oceancrest1 says: Mar 1, 2016 7:55 AM

    Ramsey is a football player, period.

  15. edon8334 says: Mar 30, 2016 10:13 AM


  16. atntitan says: Mar 30, 2016 11:41 AM

    refeerring to what blass pucker said above….

    i think dick lebeau will figure out how to use him

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