Jalen Ramsey will have an interception: FACT
The Jaguars haven’t had much to hang their hat on over the first three weeks as a whole, but there have been some noteworthy individual performers. The defense has flashed at times and a big reason why is the outstanding performance of first round pick Jalen Ramsey. Rookie cornerbacks have a tendency to struggle out of the game, but Ramsey’s physicality and confidence has already translated to the pro game. He made his presence felt last week against Baltimore, so much so that Steve Smith Jr. felt the need to find the rookie after the game to trash talk.
"In just his third start, the Jaguars moved Ramsey over to their left side, which is generally thought of as the tougher half of the field because right-handed quarterbacks are more comfortable throwing, and more likely to throw, to their right. As Jacksonville’s de facto no. 1 corner, he was nearly flawless in coverage, particularly when lined up across from Smith. Whatever the two said to each other during the game, Smith apparently took exception to it, and approached Ramsey after the Ravens had won. Ramsey shrugged it off."
One of the knocks on Ramsey coming out of the draft was his lack of interceptions at Florida State, but he’s already played a part in an interception this season. Any time he’s been challenged down the field he’s spotted at the receiver’s hip, but this week will present a different challenge. The Colts don’t have a physical pass catcher, but they have plenty of speed in T.Y. Hilton and Philip Dorsett. I expect Andrew Luck to try and push the ball down the field early and often to test Ramsey, and I think the rookie will find one of those deep balls and snatch it up for his first career interception.