Florida State cornerback and Nashville native Jalen Ramsey doesn’t lack for confidence, so when asked about the possibility of being drafted first overall by the Titans, he found a big-time comparison.
“Everyone nowadays wants to go back home,” Ramsey said in a video posted on the team’s website. “LeBron [James] kind of made that popular. And why wouldn’t you want to go back home and play in front of your family and your friends and just the home crowd, the home team? And also being the No. 1 draft pick — that’s huge.”
Of course, the NBA star’s return to Cleveland hasn’t resulted in a championship, and unless they can get Steph Curry’s citizenship changed to Ohio it probably never will.
But Ramsey remains hopeful the Titans will buck a significant trend — a cornerback has never been taken first overall — to keep him near his home.
“I feel like this is one of the last impressions that I’ll be able to make on them,’’ Ramsey said of the visit. “I feel like I’ve done everything in my power leading up to now, and I just have to finish it off strong and that is what I am here to do.
“I don’t feel like I have to really sell them on anything. It’s just the person I am, the player I am. I am an open book. Any questions they have, I can answer them.”
The Titans are also hosting Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil, Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa and Oregon defensive end DeForest Buckner this week as well.