Tyler Boyd: Jalen Ramsey is the best cornerback in the NFL

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The Bengals have one of the best receivers groups in the league with Ja'Marr Chase, Tee Higgins, and Tyler Boyd.

But that trio knows it’s going against a particularly challenging defensive back in Super Bowl LVI.

In his Monday press conference, Boyd noted just how difficult it is to take on three-time, first-team All-Pro selection Jalen Ramsey.

“I think he’s definitely probably the best cornerback in the NFL,” Boyd said. “And I think he does a great job of watching film. He’s just so rangy. He’s a big guy. He’s bigger than the average corner, so that’s what helps him a lot — because can cover a lot of range and he can get to a lot of spots sooner than other corners. I think we’ve just got to go out there and play our game. If we just play our game and make him play his best, that’s what we need. We love to compete. And no matter wherever he’s at, we’re going to take chances and throw the ball to our guys.

“But he’s a great player and he understands his assignment, he understands how to play football, and he does a great job of doing that. So we’ve got to be at our best — any one of us — when we go out there and line up in front of him to figure out ways to win our matchup.”

In 16 regular-season games this season, Ramsey had four interceptions, 16 passes defensed, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, and nine tackles for loss.

But Chase, Higgins, and Boyd combined for 221 catches, 3,374 yards, and 24 touchdowns in 2021.

15 responses to “Tyler Boyd: Jalen Ramsey is the best cornerback in the NFL

  1. I don’t know who is the best CB in the league but it isn’t Ramsey anymore. He has gotten toasted multiple times during these playoffs and looks like a different player than a couple years ago.

  2. Hopefully Zac Taylor is smart enough to scheme wrinkles to get his play makers the ball. That is the best way to neutralize Ramsey. Then there is that Donald guy that is more concerning, not sure how you scheme him out of the game.

  3. Yeah he’s the best at whining every time he gets beat, which has been a lot this season.

  4. He may be but the Bengals have too many weapons and Ramsey can’t cover all of them. This game has an upset written all over it.

  5. Well, after signing a 5 year $100,000,000 contract with $71,000,000 guaranteed he better be.

  6. Tyler Boyd had the mental game down pat. He has either been coached well or just knows that you talk up your opponent….never talk smack to give them motivation.

  7. Laughable. He can’t hold JC Jackson’s jock. Ramsey gets burned constantly. Way overpaid.

  8. Brady’s last touchdown pass to Mike Evans was a thing of beauty, with Evans outrunning Jalon Ramsey & Brady dropping it in Evans’ hands. Just sayin

  9. Jaleen may be a top ten corner, but he is not the best by a long shot. You can get into his head too easily. He is his own worst enemy. he is a chump.

  10. No he isnt and its not even close. Big mouth punk whos lost a step after signing his big deal w/ the Rams. Bengals 42 Rams house 17

  11. Boyd saying the right things before the big game, but everyone knows Ramsey is no longer the best corner in the game.

  12. The same Jalen Ramsey that got juked out of his shorts on an electrifying TD run by 38 year old Aaron Rodgers.

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