Indeed, Peterson has been selected to the Pro Bowl in each of his five NFL seasons. The Cardinals made Peterson the first cornerback drafted in 2011, and Peterson hasn't missed a regular-season start since. Just three years into his rookie contract, the club signed Peterson to a five-year contract extension worth $70 million.
If Ramsey's potential is beyond that of Peterson, at least in a press corner role, the NFL club that drafts him next month will be thrilled with its return on the investment.
"Some people I've talked to that evaluated him are a little concerned about his hips and ability to play off," Casserly added. "When I watched him at the combine, I thought the hips were fine, the drill work was fine. The little bit we saw there was very impressive to see him in an off-corner position."
Ramseyis projected to be the No. 1 pick of the Tennessee Titans by analysts Charles Davis and Bucky Brooks, while Daniel Jeremiah and Lance Zierlein see him going to the San Diego Chargers at No. 3 overall. If Ramsey is expected to match Peterson's five Pro Bowl selections in his first five seasons, it's no wonder he won't last long in the draft.