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2020 NFL Draft

Jalen Ramsey makes case to be top pick at FSU Pro Day, but what if he's at No. 2?

Jalen Ramsey took center stage at Florida State's Pro Day Tuesday morning.

The talented defensive back is considered to be one of the best players in this year's NFL Draft, and Ramsey — considered potentially worth a top-five pick come April — proved as much as the team's facility.

"I took it as another opportunity to show that I'm the best DB, the best player in this year's draft. That's how I took it," Ramsey told reporters gathered at the Seminoles training facility. "Just controlling everything that I can control, I was coming out here trying to do great in my drills and I think I did."

Ramsey — who clocked a 4.41-second 40-yard dash at the league's annual scouting combine last month — did not run at the Pro Day. "I don't think there was anything I wasn't able to show at the combine," Ramsey said. "I was able to stand out at the combine so I didn't have to do any combine drills here."

But Ramsey, who played both cornerback and safety for three seasons for the Seminoles, looked crisp in on-field drills and wanted to show off his ability to play all over the field.

"Anywhere a team needs me," Ramsey said when asked where he'd ideally like to play in the NFL. "I would love to play corner, but I'm versatile."

The Browns hold the second and 32nd overall picks and have said they'll use those and all of their selections on the best players available, regardless of position.

Ramsey, of course, offers Cleveland a potentially intriguing option at No. 2 if the Titans — who were in attendance down in Tallahassee — pass on consensus the All-American for Ole Miss left tackle Laremy Tunsil.

Ramsey, a Smyrna, Tenn., native, said he's had "quite a bit" of contact with Tennessee and didn't play down the prospect of being the draft's first-overall pick. "That would mean a lot, that's what I've always dreamed of, that's what I've worked at, worked for," Ramsey said.

"I want them to pick me because they know I'm the best player in the draft not just because I'm a guy from Tennessee … I want them to really feel that I'm the best player in the draft."

Ramsey, who amassed 180 tackles, 23 pass breakups and three interceptions and played with certain swagger as a Seminole, said a combination of things makes him the top talent in this year's class.

"I'm big, I'm strong, I'm fast. I have the hips, I have the footwork. I'm always trying to perfect my craft," Ramsey said. "At the end of the day, I'm just a competitor. I'm a winner, that's something I like to do. Wherever you put me, I'm going to compete and I'm going to win."

Ramsey also brushed off his lack of interceptions at Florida State, saying, "You can't deny that I was always a ballhawk here at Florida State even though I didn't have as many interceptions as some guys.

"You can look at my film, I'm stripping the ball all the time, I'm always around the ball."​

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