Jalen Ramsey out of Florida State is Matt Miller’s top prospect following the combine, and there’s little room to argue.
Ramsey came into the scouting bonanza as the draft’s top defensive back, and left with his title etched in stone. He’s NFL ready, and will have Cowboys’ fans rushing to their computers to buy his jersey as soon as the pick is in.
In measurables, the Seminole standout topped the list in vertical with a 41.5 inch leap, and was near the top in all speed and agility drills among defensive backs. These numbers paired with his career performances served to confirm he is at the top of the class for 2016.
Owner Jerry Jones came out recently and stated he would not be taking a quarterback with the fourth pick in the draft, and it makes sense not to. With so many units failing in the wake of Tony Romo’s 2015 injuries, selecting a future quarterback will only ensure present failure.
Ramsey give Dallas a cornerback or safety, and their second round pick may very well show where Ramsey will wind up. Selecting a player like Virginia Tech’s Kendall Fuller in round two would surely move Ramsey to safety, while taking Vonn Bell from Ohio State would keep Ramsey at the corner position.
Either way, the Cowboys will be adding a play-making defender who will help keep the pressure off of Romo, Dez Bryant, and the rest of the offense.
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