Top photos of Florida State's Jalen Ramsey in action.
*In order to familiarize fans with some of the top names in the 2016 NFL Draft, Chargers.com will be highlighting a different prospect each weekday leading up to the first day of the draft on April 28th. *
We continue the series with a scouting report of Florida State CB/S Jalen Ramsey.
Name: Jalen Ramsey
School: Florida State
Weight: 202 pounds
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There may not be a more athletically gifted player in the 2016 NFL Draft than Jalen Ramsey. Not only did he thrive on the football field, but he starred in track and field for Florida State, winning the ACC long jump title at the outdoor and indoor championships this past season.
Most importantly, his world class athleticism translates to the football field, which is why many consider him one of this year's elite prospects.
Ramsey dominated from day one, becoming the first freshman to start at corner for the Seminoles in 30 years since Deion Sanders. He bounced between corner and safety over his three seasons in Tallahassee, and was a consensus All-American in 2015 finishing with 52 tackles, a team-high 10 passes defensed, 4.0 tackles for loss, one sack and one fumble recovery. Ramsey's sophomore campaign was his top statistical season as he recorded 79 tackles and a team-high 12 passes defensed. Overall, he allowed a completion rate of just 38.5% over his career.
In addition to being a gifted athlete, Ramsey possesses a 6-1, 202-pound frame that teams covet. Fluid in motion with outrageous leaping ability, he also excels in press coverage with the speed and quickness to recover should a receiver gain a step. Some would like to see Ramsey bulk up a bit, and think there is even more room for growth as a ball hawk at the next level.
The biggest question surrounding most prospects heading into the draft is whether or not they will succeed in the NFL. However, few pundits have any worry about Ramsey's future. Instead, their biggest question is whether he will dominate at safety or cornerback.
40-Yard Dash: 4.41 seconds
Bench Press: 14 reps
Vertical Jump: 41.5 inches
Broad Jump: 135.0 inches
3-Cone Drill: 6.94 seconds
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