Florida State’s Jalen Ramsey declares for NFL Draft

It’s that time of year when the exodus from college football to the NFL begins. On Monday, it was Florida State cornerback Jalen Ramsey’s turn to announce his departure for the NFL.

A two-time All-American, Ramsey issued a statement Monday announcing his intentions.

“Today, after having in depth discussions with my parents, my coaches and others whom I hold dear to my heart, I am announcing my decision to pursue my dream, forgo my senior year of football at Florida State and declare for the 2016 NFL Draft,” Ramsey said in the statement.

A junior, Ramsey started all 41 gams of his Seminole career, tallying 80 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 23 pass breakups and three interceptions.

Head coach Jimbo Fisher expressed his happiness for Ramsey in a statement of his own. “I’m extremely happy for Jalen and his family,” F Fisher said. “I think it is a very smart decision by him. He will be a tremendous pro. He was an outstanding player and leader for us. I cannot say enough good things about him.”

Ramsey became the first true freshman since Deion Sanders to start at cornerback for Florida State. He moved to safety the following year, helping the ‘Noles win the 2013 National Championship.

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