Nov 14, 2015; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State University defensive back Jalen Ramsey (8) before the game against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports
Jalen Ramsey DB, FSU
This is one of the picks in the draft that I completely understand, but don’t necessarily agree with.
On one hand, it is clear that the back four of this defense is clearly the weakest unit. While Michael Griffin has been better this year than in the past, he is getting older and has a high cap. There are rumors on the local radio stations that say that he is likely on his way out.
A pick like this would solidify the back four whether you used him as a CB or safety, both of which can be issues if Jason McCourty doesn’t heal up correctly and isn’t the same player next year.
On the other hand, look at what LeBeau has done with street free agents and below average talent. He has turned Coty Sensabaugh, Blidi Wreh-Wilson and B.W. Webb into serviceable players. He has elevated Perrish Cox to another level and turned him into a playmaker. So imagine what he could do with average talent in free agency and later in the draft rather than use such a high pick on a DB.