Report: Eagles in top 3 for Jalen Ramsey

Eliot Shorr-Parks
September 19, 2019 - 8:00 am

There certainly seems to be a lot of smoke for there to be no fire at all.

The race for Jalen Ramsey is still on, and as the sweepstakes likely start to come to the finish line, the Eagles appear to be emerging as one of the teams I serious contention for the top cornerback in the NFL. 

Here is the latest on Ramsey, according to NFL Insider Jason LaCanfora, speaking recently on CBS Sports: 

“When I talk to other organizations, some teams have interest and some teams don’t — but everybody gossips. The sense I am getting from GMs and personnel directors is Kansas City Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks and Philadelphia Eagles. These are the three teams you hear the most about.”

The Eagles being in a mix for a player is nothing new, as they do their homework on every player that becomes available. What does seem to differentiate their interest in Ramsey as opposed to the Jadeveon Clowney rumors from last month is that this isn’t one sided — Clowney wanted to come to the Eagles, but the Eagles didn’t have interest. 

In this case, it seems it is the Eagles who have interest, as opposed to Ramsey putting them on his list. That isn’t to say he wouldn’t want to come here, but the Eagles being the proactive ones is an important distinction and makes the chances of a deal happening much higher than they were with Clowney. 

The reasoning behind the Eagles’ interest in Ramsey is obvious. Ramsey has been the best cornerback in the NFL over the last two seasons, one of the last remaining “shut down” cornerbacks in the league. 

The Eagles have a need at cornerback, as their secondary has struggled the first two weeks. The team has shown faith in guys like Ronald Darby, but you have to wonder how much longer they will continue to do so, especially with a goal of winning the Super Bowl this season. 

The price to land Ramsey is not going to be cheap — the Jaguars are reportedly looking for two first-round picks in exchange for the elite cornerback. 

If Roseman is indeed looking into it and has interest in Ramsey, however, you have to think he will find a way to get the deal done if he truly does want to add the elite cornerback to his roster. 

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