Two weeks ago, the availability of first-round pick Jalen Ramsey for offseason workouts and training camp was up in the air after the Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback underwent surgery on his meniscus.
However, Ramsey appears to be recovering well and he firmly believes he will be on the field for the start of camp.
“I don’t really put expectations on myself, to be honest,” Ramsey said, via the team’s official website. “I just do what I can when I can do it. I know I’ll be 100 percent at that time. I feel 100 percent now. So when training camp comes I will definitely be ready.”
While the Jaguars would have preferred their first-rounder on the field working with the team, Ramsey believes the time off has actually allowed him to improve on the mental aspect of his game.
“That has probably helped me even more,” Ramsey said. “I’ve been able to watch a lot of film and just watch the practices and try to stay mentally tuned in and put myself out in the positions out there mentally.
“I ask questions about corner, nickel, and whatever position, but other than that I’m really so motivated and just want to go and do it.”
Ramsey has the chance to be a key contributor on a rapidly improving Jaguars team.
If he can live up to his potential and help solidify the secondary, the Jaguars could very well be on their way to competing for the AFC South crown and a shot at the playoffs.
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