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Mark Gaughan's Big-Play Breakdown: Jalen Ramsey INT

Big-Play Breakdown: Jalen Ramsey INT

Jalen Ramsey was one of the top-rated cornerbacks to enter the NFL in the past 20 years and he has lived up to his billing the past two seasons. He was the first freshman cornerback to start at Florida State since Deion Sanders. He's not quite as fast as Sanders but he's bigger and stronger. Ramsey, 6-foot-1 and 209 pounds, has the longest arms of any starting CB in the league (33 3-8 inches). He ran the 40 in 4.41 seconds and was Atlantic Coast Conference long jump champion.

Ramsey's long arms and quick closing speed make him dangerous when he undercuts routes in zone coverage. That's what he did on this interception of Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger in Week 5, a pickoff few cornerbacks have the athleticism to make. Tyrod Taylor will have to be careful Sunday throwing in Ramsey's direction.

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