Miami Dolphins trade for star CB Jalen Ramsey shore up a lac
Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey (5) in the first half against the Carolina Panthers at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
TheLos Angeles Ramsare trading star cornerbackJalen Ramseyto theMiami Dolphinsfor a 2023 third-round pick and tight endHunter Long, perCBS Sports Josina Anderson.
The move sends one of the best defensive players in football to a Dolphins team that came close to taking down theBuffalo Billsin the wild-card round of the playoffs with a backup quarterback.
Since entering the league in 2016, Ramsey has the highest PFF grade, highest PFF coverage grade and highest PFF run-defense grade among all cornerbacks.
Ramsey can play both on the outside and as a slot corner, logging 727 snaps on the inside over the past three seasons. While he will give up big plays from time to time, hes also one of the best in the league when it comes to making plays on the ball. Over the past three seasons, he ranks sixth among cornerbacks with 43 forced incompletions, tied for sixth with nine interceptions and tied for third with 36 pass breakups.
The move comes after a poor 2022 season for the Dolphins cornerbacks, with undrafted rookieKader Kohoutheir highest-graded player at the position. It also comes after ESPN reported that Miamiplans to releaseveteran cornerbackByron Jones.
Xavien Howard, in particular, really struggled for Miami, producing the lowest PFF coverage grade of his career so far and allowing a career-high 910 yards in coverage. Over the past two seasons, Howard has allowed 13 touchdown receptions, too.
Bringing in Ramsey is an opportunity for the Dolphins to boost their cornerback unit into a formidable group of talented veterans and up-and-coming defenders.
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