Miami Dolphins: Which Jalen Ramsey will fans see in 2023?

Dolphins cornerback Jalen Ramsey addresses reporters at the team facility Thursday.Img 9675
Dolphins cornerback Jalen Ramsey addresses reporters at the team facility Thursday.Img 9675 /

The Miami Dolphins arguably have the best cornerback duo in the NFL. Xavien Howard has established himself as an elite defensive back throughout his career. This season, he will be lined up next to the perfect partner in crime. Trade with the Los Angeles Rams added another lockdown corner to Vic Fangio’s depth chart. Jalen Ramsey is the newest addition to a developing defense that will terrify opposing quarterbacks next season.

Miami Dolphins receive a lockdown corner in Jalen Ramsey trade with the Los Angeles Rams

Everyone remembers Jalen Ramsey’s explosive entrance to the NFL stage. In 2016, the Jacksonville Jaguars exchanged their fifth overall pick for his services. Ramsey shut down opposing receivers, recording two interceptions during his rookie campaign. He won Defensive Rookie of the Year honors – recording one of the best showings from a rookie cornerback we’ve seen in years.

Jacksonville continued to reap the benefits of drafting their premier defensive back. In 2017, Ramsey doubled his interception total (4) and was nominated for the Pro Bowl. He also joined the first team All-Pro team. His hard work helped Jacksonville clinch the AFC South, resulting in the third seed in the conference standings.

High expectations forced Ramsey to play at a high level consistently. A shortage in production cut Ramsey’s time in Duval County shorter than expected. In 2019, the Jaguars traded Ramsey to the Los Angeles Rams for a 2020 first-round pick and a 2021 fourth-round pick. He made an immediate impact and assisted in capturing Super Bowl LVI.

Which Jalen Ramsey will the Dolphins see in 2023?

Ramsey is an elite corner, but which version will fans see in the upcoming season? He looked different last season but managed to record similar results to his sophomore season. We’ve seen him struggle with key matchups against star wide receivers like Stefon Diggs and Mike Olave – but he’s still a top cornerback, right?

Miami expects its newest acquisition to become a vital part of its developing defense. His presence will make Aaron Rodgers, Tua Tagovailoa and Josh Allen feel uneasy playing against a strong secondary. In 2023, Ramsey recorded four interceptions and 62 tackles. He also forced two fumbles and assisted in stopping the run.

Vic Fangio’s defense expects to do big things this upcoming season. They have one of the best cornerback duos in the NFL and have made other roster adjustments to maximize success this season. Jalen Ramsey is considered a top-five corner and should make an impact on his new team.