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Versatility is king in today's NFL, which makes Florida State's Jalen Ramsey one of this year's most valuable prospects.
Ramsey has been one of college football's most dynamic playmakers on defense, and he's done it from both the safety and corner spots for the Seminoles. It's easy to make a case that he's the best player at either position in this year's draft.
NFL.com's Bucky Brooks—who has the former Seminole atop his latest overall rankings—outlined back in December just how special Ramsey can be:
Ramsey is a rare find as an ultra-competitive hybrid defensive back with exceptional skills and a high football IQ. He can start at LCB for an NFL squad from Day 1, but he might be best suited for a chameleon role as a pro. Ramsey is instinctive and dynamic around the box that he should thrive as a nickel defender in an exotic defense. If I had to compare him to a current pro, I would cite Charles Woodson based on his unique skills as a multifaceted playmaker.
Florida's Vernon Hargreaves III and Clemson's Mackensie Alexander are candidates for the top corner spot, but they both measure under 6'0". Ramsey is listed at 6'1", 202 pounds, giving him the size to match up with the NFL's bigger, more physical receivers.
At safety, Boise State's Darian Thompson may be the only other player worthy of a first-round pick. Ramsey's instincts and nose for the big play could quickly make him one of the league's best at the position.
Regardless of where an NFL team's needs are in the secondary, spending a top pick on Ramsey would go a long way toward solving them. No matter where he lines up, he's destined to become a mainstay on highlight reels for years to come.