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Jaguars pick DB Jalen Ramsey with the fifth overall pick

On April 28, 2016 at 8:53 pm EST

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Jacksonville Jaguars selected corner back Jalen Ramsey with the fifth overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. The 21-year-old played college football with the Florida State Seminoles.

Besides being a member of their football team, he also competed on their track & field team. He was a relay sprinter and a long jumper on the track team.

He won the 2015 ACC Long Jump Championship.

Jalen Ramsey tackling Clemson Tigers' Wayne Gellman (Getty Images)

Jalen Ramsey tackling Clemson Tigers’ Wayne Gellman (Getty Images)

On the football field for the Seminoles, he was a shutdown corner. The Jaguars are hoping that he’ll do the same for them.

It’s the second straight year that the Jaguars took Florida players with their Top 5 selection. Last year, they selected defensive end Donté Fowler from the Florida Gators.

Ramsey had 52 tackles, including 3.5 tackles for a loss. He also had 1.0 sacks with nine pass deflections and a forced fumble.

Through three seasons in Tallahassee, Fla., he has a 181 tackles, including 15.5 tackles for a loss. He also had 5.0 sacks, three interceptions, 22 pass deflections, two fumble recoveries and four forced fumbles.

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