Jacksonville Jaguars: 30 greatest players in franchise history

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Jalen Ramsey, Jacksonville Jaguars
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Jalen Ramsey. 13. player. 52. . CB. (2016-present)

  • 1x Pro Bowl, 1x First-Team All-Pro (2017)
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (2016)
  • No. 5 overall pick out of Florida State in 2016 NFL Draft
  • Undisputed leader of the #Sacksonville secondary (Du-val!)

When the Jaguars used their No. 5 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft on defensive back Jalen Ramsey out of Florida State, we just had a feeling that he was going to be something special. Entering year three in the league, Ramsey is widely seen as not only the best player on a contending Jaguars team, but arguably the best defensive player in the league.

Ramsey made the PFWA All-Rookie Team in 2016. Jacksonville might have only been a laughable 3-13 that year, but Ramsey was already making a name for himself in the Jaguars secondary. He had 55 tackles, 14 pass breakups, 10 assists and two interceptions for 65 yards and a touchdown that year.

But it was 2017 that Ramsey went from being a top-tier NFL prospect into a full-blown superstar. Never afraid to speak his mind, Ramsey reminds us a lot former Seminoles great Deion Sanders in the Jaguars defensive backfield.

Though not the ballhawk or the return specialist as Prime Time, Ramsey is every bit the cover corner that Sanders was in his prime with the Atlanta Falcons, the San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys in the 1990s.

Last year saw Ramsey have 52 tackles, 17 pass breakups, 11 assists and four interceptions for 34 yards. He earned not only Pro Bowl honors for the first time, but made the All-Pro first team without a blink of an eye.

Overall, the Jaguars are a legitimate Super Bowl LIII contender because they have an absolute stud in the secondary in the form of Ramsey. He has both the production and the swagger on-field to be a star in the game for the next several years. His superstar potential in the Jaguars secondary is simply undeniable at this point.