Gipson: Ramsey ahead of his time, demands respect

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New Jaguars safety Tashaun Gipson was a guest on Sirius XM NFL Radio Thursday, and Gipson spent a chunk of that interview singing the praises of one his new teammates, rookie cornerback Jalen Ramsey.

Gipson said Ramsey has the presence of “a five-year veteran” and said Ramsey is “an amazing athlete” who’s impressed his older teammates with his willingness to improve and learn.

“He understands that he’s got to work,” Gipson said. “He’s always talking to me, trying to pick my brain. And one of the things that I see in him is that he’s eager to learn and one thing about him is that I don’t think that the stage is going to be too bright for him.”

Gipson signed with the Jaguars as part of the team’s big-spending first few days of free agency. The Jaguars drafted Ramsey at No. 5 overall in April.

Gipson said Ramsey reminds him of his former Browns teammate, two-time Pro Bowler Joe Haden, “where he just demands that respect. You know when Jalen’s in the room because his presence and just his understanding about the game. I love the dude, I love his game and I love his understanding.”

Ramsey had knee surgery that forced him out of much of the team’s spring work, but he’s said he plans to be ready when the Jaguars report to training camp next week.