No one loves Jalen Ramsey as much as he loves himself, but that’s part of his charm. Reflecting on his 2020, he believes he did what no other CB could.
After his first complete season in Los Angeles, Ramsey had an opportunity to assess himself on the “Huddle and Flow” podcast. In his expanded role, he had the chance to match up with No.1 receivers and he definitely held his own, and then some.
The FSU alum allowed a passer rating of just 68.1 and earned second team All-Pro honors. But that doesn’t satisfy him. Here’s what he had to say about his season.
“I would put this up there as my best season yet. I have a lot of improvements to make still, especially if I’m going to continue playing inside, outside, moving around and playing different positions a little bit more – things I had never done in the past.”
“And that just came to show you how much the Rams value me and how much they knew what type of player I was and wanted to use all of my skill sets and not just pigeonhole me with one specific thing or certain coverages.”
Jalen Ramsey Doesn’t Believe Other CBs Can Do What He Does Weekly
Whether the last part is a shot at the Jaguars or not, he makes an important point about doing things he never did in the past. Stepping into the traditional star CB role this year, Ramsey believes none of his peers can do what he does on a weekly basis.
“I’m a football fan so I look at a lot of football as well, but I’m not seeing guys go out one week and guard the No. 1 receiver on the team, who was probably a Pro Bowl receiver or an All-Pro receiver and essentially lock him down, and the next week go play nickel and make plays in the backfield or on the edges and not even really guard the No. 1 receiver that game.”
“I’m not seeing too many guys do that and still make an effect on the game. I’m not really seeing any guys do that, if I’m being honest with you. And there are other versatile guys in the league. I’m not saying there isn’t any other versatile guys in the league.”
“But there isn’t really anybody in the league who’s guarding a No. 1 receiver, locking him down like I am, and then playing the nickel and making an impact on the game as I am.”
“And within all of that, as well, kind of elevating my teammates around me, elevating the secondary guys around me, making sure they’re ready to take advantage of their opportunities when their opportunities present themselves just because at a certain point in games and the season, teams will avoid me.”