Some scouts things Florida St. defensive back Jalen Ramsey would be a perfect fit for the Ravens if he falls to No. 6 in the draft. He is physical at 6-foot-1, 209 pounds, athletic, and capable of playing corner or safety, which would fill a need for the Ravens.
However, ESPN draft analyst Louis Riddick isn’t convinced Ramsey will be great at either corner or safety. That’s a determination the Ravens will have to make if Ramsey is still on the board.
“You better temper your expectations because there are going to be some areas he’s going to struggle with,” Riddick said during a Wednesday conference call. “He’s shown the ability to play good football at all three positions (corner, nickel, or safety), but he hasn’t been able to master any of them. He’s also shown some deficiencies at them.
“Jalen will be able to deal with big wide receivers who are a little bit slower afoot at the line of scrimmage, a little slower as far as route runners are concerned. The smaller, quick, change-of-direction wide receivers are going to give him trouble at the NFL level. They gave him trouble in college and they’re going to give him trouble at the NFL level. Because the last time I checked in the ACC, there’s nobody like (Steelers) Antonio Brown playing. He didn’t cover anyone like that.”
So should the Ravens ring Ramsey’s number, or call someone else if he falls to No. 6? Questions like that are making this upcoming draft quite compelling from a Ravens’ perspective.
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