PFF scouting report: Jalen Ramsey, CB, Florida State
Here is the PFF draft profile for Florida State CB Jalen Ramsey, which incorporates PFF’s college grades and scouting intel from our team of analysts. To see all of PFF’s 2016 scouting reports, click here.
Outside cornerback, free safety, hybrid safety/slot corner (similar to the role Tyrann Mathieu plays for Arizona)
Stats to know:
Had highest overall grade in the nation and allowed one TD playing CB all this season
What he does best:
• Incredibly strong. Can press guys clean off the field. Practically wrecks the screen game to his side of the field. Big, but sometimes looks like he has another 10-15 pounds of strength on him
• Can run with anybody deep down the field playing out on the edge at corner, and that gives him legit range in the middle of the field playing safety
• Has played cornerback, safety, and linebacker in effect at FSU, and shows the ability to be able to do more than one thing at the next level
• Good feel for zones. Can re-direct players and understand where he needs to sink to in order to squeeze windows and force tight throws
• Ability to make big plays and take over games the way Tyrann Mathieu does
• Change of direction skills only OK for a corner, may potentially get him in trouble at the next level against quickness
• Hands only okay, left several big plays on the table this season dropping passes he should have picked off.
Blew up the combine and is undoubtedly one of the most talented players in the entire draft. Teams will need to decide what position he plays at the next level, and for some teams that may make him inherently less valuable. The flip side of that is a team that loves what he can become could see him as the best overall player in the draft.