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Not all is well is the land of #DUUUVAL and Jalen Ramsey has been letting everyone know about it all year long. While Jacksonville has claimed they have no intention of trading the disgruntled cornerback, what a team says during the season is virtually meaningless. Ramsey will be owed top-tier money after next season, as in the highest paid corner in the league type of money. Jacksonville doesn't seem to be too keen on paying that and Ramsey seems ready to move on too.
The Jaguars are one of two teams that are already set to be over the cap for 2019. Cap space was one of the biggest factors in creating this list, so let's run through three potential landing spots for Ramsey.
3. San Francisco 49ers
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The Niners are projected to have roughly $67M in cap space this offseason. Although Richard Sherman is already in house and looking like his old dominant self, pairing him with Ramsey could create the most potent coverage corner combo in the NFL. The Niners currently rank 22th in the NFL in passing yards allowed, so they clearly need some secondary help. Getting Ramsey and having a top-5 pick this year could help them alleviate that issue in one fell swoop.
2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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Although the Bucs are only projected to have $20M in cap space, they could come close to doubling it up by cutting Jameis Winston in March. Arguably no team in the NFL needs secondary help more than the Buccaneers. They rank 26th in the NFL in passing yards allowed. Bucs former first-round pick Vernon Hargreaves is a great tackler, but struggles in coverage. Pairing him with Ramsey could alleviate those issues and allow him more opportunity to focus on his strengths.
1. Oakland Raiders
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This might be almost too good of a fit. Ramsey seems to have that die-hard attitude Jon Gruden would fall in love with. With a projected $83M in cap space next season and a whole boat load of tradable draft picks, the Raiders might be in the best position of any team to land the star corner.
Gruden is clearly doing a complete teardown and rebuild his way. Ramsey could be the first big splash he's made that actually brings a player to his team instead of trading one away. With a middle-of-the-road (16th) pass defense, Ramsey has the potential to be a great addition for the Raiders.
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