Jaguars select FSU star Ramsey with 5th pick in NFL draft

- The Jacksonville Jaguars have selected Florida State defensive back Jalen Ramsey with the fifth overall pick in the NFL draft.

Ramsey can play cornerback or safety, providing the Jaguars with one of the most versatile players coming out of college. Picking in the top 10 for the ninth consecutive year, the Jaguars wasted little time selecting the 6-foot-1, 209-pound defender who ran track at Florida State.

General manager Dave Caldwell called it "an easy decision."

Ramsey started all 41 games in three years in college, finishing with 180 tackles, 23 passes defended, five sacks, three interceptions and three forced fumbles.

He's the latest piece in Jacksonville's defensive rebuilding project. The team spent more than $214 million on six defensive starters in free agency the past two years.


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