Jimbo Fisher talks up Jalen Ramsey’s intelligence

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One of the knocks on Florida State defensive back Jalen Ramsey has been that he moved between cornerback and safety in college, which some see as a sign that he’s a jack of all trades but master of none. Ramsey’s college coach says that’s nonsense.

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said on ESPN that Ramsey played all over the field for Florida State because he’s smart enough to learn every position.

“Highly intelligent, very smart, learns very well,” Fisher said. “That’s why we were able to move him to so many different places. A lot of guys have the athletic ability but not the intelligence level of comprehending all that. Extremely athletic and at the same time physical, that’s very rare for a corner. He’s got length and size, you can play the nickel, you can play the dime, you can play field corner, boundary corner or safety.”

Fisher also said Ramsey can play near the line of scrimmage in a way that other defensive backs can’t.

“He’s a great blitzer also, you’d see him jumping over the pile blocking kicks, he’d come off the edge and get sacks,” Fisher said.

Ramsey might just be the best player in this draft. Most projections have him going No. 3 to San Diego or No. 4 to Dallas.

11 responses to “Jimbo Fisher talks up Jalen Ramsey’s intelligence

  1. Recruit, recruit, recruit. Jimbo Fisher is recruiting 24/7. Thousands of high school football players will be watching the NFL draft to see which schools have the most high draft picks. The higher the player is selected, the better for recruiting. I’m sure Dabo Swinney is on the phones right now talking up his kids too. Ditto Jim Harbaugh, Nick Saban, and Urban Meyer.

  2. I don’t care what anyone says. This guy and OT Stanley are the only sure things in this entire draft! Tunsil and Bruckner are solid as well but not a sure Pro-Bowler.

  3. Dumbo Fisher says a lot of things but you can only believe half (of less) of it.

  4. If I were Jalen Ramsey I think I’d rather have my former coach shut up. He’s probably not falling much lower than #3. Dumbo just likes attention.

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