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Should the Chargers draft Jalen Ramsey?

The DB is an intriguing pick for the Chargers.

With safety Eric Weddle no longer suiting up for the Chargers in 2016, the team is in need of some help in the secondary.

Florida State DB Jalen Ramsey could be the answer to those problems.

The Chargers need a defender who can make plays, and Ramsey has proven to be just that. The 6-1, 201-pound Ramsey has lined up at cornerback, safety and nickel for the Seminoles, and he's as gifted as they come athletically, recording a 4.42 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine and topping 11 feet in the broad jump.

Ramsey was the first cornerback to start as a freshman at Florida State since Deion Sanders in 1985.

But, should Chargers general manager Tom Telesco spend a first-round pick -- No. 3, at that -- on Ramsey if he's on the board?

That's a question that's difficult to answer, especially if there's value for safeties in later rounds or free agency.

Here's what NFL analyst Mike Mayock had to say about Ramsey, who he slotted as the top DB in the draft:

"He's got length. He's got world-class speed. Even when he gets beat off the line of scrimmage in press coverage, it's amazing to see his catch-up speed ... Where I have to do more work, and I think NFL teams feel like they have to is: 'Can he find the ball with his back to the quarterback?' and, 'Can you invest a high draft pick in a defensive back that doesn't turn the ball over regularly?'"

Ramsey finished his career with just three interceptions, leaving some to wonder whether he would be better at safety than cornerback.

The reality is, he could play either. Ramsey is versatile, and with Weddle gone, might be able to give John Pagano's defense the jump it needs.


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