Did Cowboys send out smoke screen on Florida State’s Jalen Ramsey?

 

Will the Charges take Jalen Ramsey with the No. 3 pick? (AP Photo)

Will the Chargers take Florida State DB Jalen Ramsey with the No. 3 pick? (AP Photo)

If the Cowboys were attempting to send a smoke screen when it was reported they received an unflattering review on Florida State defensive back Jalen Ramsey, apparently it’s not working.

According to reports out of San Diego, the Chargers are poised to take Ramsey with the third overall pick, one spot ahead of Dallas.

Last week, a report on DallasCowboys.com that the Cowboys were calling around on Ramsey and thought they were going to receive a good report but instead. … “it wasn’t glowing.” The report said the criticisms were about Ramsey’s ability to play cornerback.

Ramsey played safety, corner and nickel back during his three years at Florida State. If taken third he likely would be the first non-quarterback selected. The Rams and Eagles traded into the first two picks and are expected to draft quarterbacks.

If San Diego picks Ramsey, the Cowboys may then take Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott.

Sports Illustrated has the 6-1, 209-pound Ramsey as the No. 1 player in the draft.

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