Jeremiah: Jalen Ramsey a strong fit for Baltimore Ravens

The No. 6 overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft might not even be high enough for the Baltimore Ravens to get a shot at Jalen Ramsey, but if the Florida State star is available, the fit is a clean one.

NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah believes Ramsey, a versatile defender who gained experience as a cornerback, nickelback and safety while at FSU, is a match for a Ravens secondary in serious need of help.

"When I look at Jalen Ramsey, you watch him, to me, that's the piece that Baltimore needs because they have not had a playmaker back there in the back end. They need to get one," Jeremiah said on the Move The Sticks podcast. "Jimmy Smith got that money, (and) was a little up and down, a lot more down than up this past season. (Lardarius) Webb, maybe you move him to safety. But Ramsey to me gives you that elite playmaker. I think they would play him at safety and let him really wreak havoc back there."

Jeremiah is projecting Ramsey to Baltimore in his current mock draft, though NFL Media analysts Chad Reuter, Lance Zierlein and Bucky Brooks currently foresee the Jacksonville Jaguars nabbing Ramsey at No. 5 overall. Brooks, who joined Jeremiah on the podcast, also recognized the Ravens' need for secondary help.

"Matt Elam has been a disappointment. They took him at the bottom of the first round and he has not played to the level of that draft grade. You have to move on from him," Brooks said. "... In the back end, they are desperately missing another piece that can create turnovers and give the ball back to the offense."

Ramsey's versatility makes him an ideal candidate for a club with multiple secondary needs that could employ him in more than one role, move him in substitution packages as needed, and play where he's needed most. That certainly describes Baltimore, which came up with an NFL-low six interceptions last year.

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