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Florida State DB Jalen Ramsey Signs With Athletes First

The following post was written by our newest contributor, Tom Grossi. Tom is a young lawyer currently working for 16W Marketing, which represents Howie Long, Boomer Esiason, and Phil Simms. Tom also had the chance to intern for Mike Tannenbaum while he was still at Priority Sports during law school. Tom graduated from Seton Hall Law School last year. 

A two-time All-American, Jalen Ramsey has announced he will forego his final year of eligibility and enter the 2016 NFL Draft. In his three seasons, he started all 41 games of his career, recording 180 tackles, 23 pass breakups and 3 interceptions and is projected to be a top-five draft pick. He has selected David Mulugheta of Athletes First for his representation, per Russell Wilde Jr of Thuzio.

The 6’1’’ defensive back from Smyrna, Tennessee played multiple positions in the secondary but found a home at cornerback as a junior this past season.  Scouts describe him as having a remarkable combination of size, athleticism, and instincts, allowing NFL teams to pick him as a safety or cornerback at the next level. Ramsey was named a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe award this year which goes to the nation’s top cornerback. He was the first Florida State freshman to start at cornerback since Deion Sanders in 1985. He will also be missed on the track team, as he was part of the 2015 ACC championship track team in the indoor and outdoor long jump.

Athletes First is one of the premier agencies in football and it is no surprise to see a potential top 5 pick signing with them. Mulugheta has been with Athletes First since 2010 and did an interview with us a few years back which you can read here. Mulugheta has represented multiple first round defensive backs/safeties including Kenny Vaccaro, Landon Collins, and Earl Thomas.