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NFL’s Top 100: Jalen Ramsey (#17)

Jalen Ramsey

In the same year that he became widely recognized as the NFL’s best cornerback, Jalen Ramsey is apparently gunning for another title as the game’s preeminent trash-talker.

Last season, Ramsey’s second as a professional, he was voted first team All-Pro and a Pro Bowl starter after racking up 63 tackles, four interceptions and 17 pass breakups. Ramsey and A.J. Bouye formed the league’s top cornerback tandem (Bouye was also a Pro Bowl starter), helping the Jacksonville Jaguars win the AFC South and advance to the AFC Championship game.

Ramsey was then voted No. 17 on the NFL Network’s Top 100 player ranking for 2018, a list ordered according to the opinions of NFL players. Ramsey was the highest-ranking defensive back on the list, and only five other defenders — DE/LB Khalil Mack, DE Calais Campbell, LB Luke Kuechly, LB Von Miller and DT Aaron Donald — finished higher. Continue reading

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NFL’s Top 100: A.J. Bouye (#35)

A.J. Bouye

A.J. Bouye either played the contract-year game brilliantly, or his emergence as an elite NFL cornerback just happened to come at the perfect time.

After three years as a backup with the Houston Texans, Bouye shined in his first year as a starter in 2016, which was also his last year under contract. He parlayed that one impressive season into a lucrative free-agent deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars worth a reported $67.5 million over five years.

In his first season getting paid like a superstar, Bouye played like one. Continue reading

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