The Jacksonville Jaguars selected former Florida State defensive back Jalen Ramsey with the fifth overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft in the hopes that they landed a shut down corner in their defensive backfield for years to come. Ramsey looked the part during Jaguars training camp and all through preseason, but on Sunday at EverBank Field he gets his first big test in the league, matching up against Aaron Rodgers and Jordy Nelson.
"We believe in our guys. Jalen is a good player for us and has done some good things from what we have seen thus far. He just needs to carry it over into the regular season, a heightened environment," Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said on Wednesday when he was asked about his confidence level in Ramsey facing Rodgers. "Whoever you have is a challenge. He is a good football player. Jalen, I know, will stand up to the competition. He is doing a lot of film study and watching. He understands the task."
Rodgers doesn't throw many interceptions and Jordy Nelson is coming off a knee injury, but it will still be a big time test for the Jaguars cornerback. Ramsey seems to be the type of player who is going to relish that type of challenge however, as during the preseason he seemed perturbed by the fact that teams didn't really try to pick on him, being a rookie.
Make no mistake on Sunday, Rodgers is likely to test the Jaguars young corner back.