With the 5th pick of the 2016 NFL Draft the Jacksonville Jaguars select.... Jalen Ramsey!
Jalen Ramsey (FSU) Round 1. #5 overall
Who is this guy? Well to be completely honest, most Jaguars fans know a lot about Jalen Ramsey already. They know he played his college ball at FSU where he helped lead the Noles to a National Title as a sophomore. Most fans know that Jalen Ramsey was considered by many to be the best player in the entire draft. Most importantly, fans already know that Jalen Ramsey's alpha dog mentality and his ultra rare athletic ability make him a potential home run of a pick! A few things you might not know: When Jalen Ramsey leaps he can extend his arms to reach nearly two times his height! With a 6'1'', 200+ lb. frame Ramsey can jump 45'' into the air reaching 11'8'', and run a 4.4 second forty yard dash.
How'd he fall to 5? While Jalen Ramsey didn't take a huge draft slide, he was mocked by most to go before the 5th pick in the draft. There were several domino's that had to fall in the right place for the Jaguars to get such a steal with the 5th pick. First the Titans traded their 1st round pick, #1 overall, to the Rams, who were eager to start fresh at quarterback and had an eye for Jared Goff. Then the Browns traded their 1st round pick to the Eagles, #2 overall, who reportedly were comfortable with taking either Jared Goff or Carson Wentz. Seeing as how Goff went first the obvious selection for the Eagles was Wentz. Then it gets really juicy. The Chargers who just lost Eric Weddle, one of the best free safeties in the NFL, seemed an obvious fit for Jalen Ramsey, but instead, to the delight of Jaguar fans everywhere they took Joey Bosa, in an attempt to sure up their pass rush. Then the impossible happened - the Dallas Cowboys took running back Ezekiel Elliott with the fourth overall pick in the draft! A running back was the key ingredient to Dallas' success two years ago and they decided they needed to find a dominant runner once again, so they went with Elliott, leaving the Jaguars with a tough decision. The Jags elected to go with Ramsey, one of the only players at the top of the class with virtually no on or off field blemishes or question marks.
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