Dark Horse Teams That Could Trade for Jalen Ramsey

David Kaestle
Kansas City Chiefs v Jacksonville Jaguars
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Jacksonville Jaguars' star cornerback Jalen Ramsey has reportedly requested a trade. The Jaguars' 2019 season already seems on its way to spiraling out of control after placing their starting quarterback Nick Foles on IR following a shoulder injury. On top of that Ramsey got in a visible spat with head coach Doug Marrone on the sidelines during this past Sunday's loss to the Houston Texans.

For now, it seems likely that Ramsey will be dealt by the Jaguars sooner rather than later. Sure, there are obvious top-tier teams like the Kansas City Chiefs or the Philadelphia Eagles that could use the cornerback help, but we're here to break down three teams that could be dark-horse candidates to land the talented defensive back.

1. Atlanta Falcons

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Despite having talent on defense and a head coach that led the legendary Seattle Seahawks' "Legion of Boom" in Dan Quinn, Atlanta has struggled to keep points off the board early this year. The Falcons currently rank No. 22 in the NFL in scoring defense, surrendering 24.0 points per game (PPG). While the Falcons also rank No. 1 in passing yards allowed per game (167.0), that should be taken with a grain of salt. The Minnesota Vikings attempted only 10 passes in Week 1 and the Eagles' receiving core was hit with injuries throughout the game in Week 2. Atlanta's defensive talent resides mainly in the middle of the field within their linebacking and safety core. Adding a shutdown corner playing in a division with Michael Thomas and Mike Evans wouldn't be a bad thing either.

2. Seattle Seahawks

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Speaking of the "Legion of Boom," the Seahawks are a far cry from that shutdown pass defense they once possessed. The Seahawks' defensive talent sits mainly in their front seven, especially after trading for Jadeveon Clowney. In fact, the Seahawks are No. 26 in the NFL in passing yards allowed per game (287.5). They are No. 16 in the NFL in opponents' yards per completion (10.5) and tied for No. 18 in the NFL in passing touchdowns allowed per game (2.0). Seattle could certainly use the services of someone like Ramsey, especially as they try to compete for a division title with the Los Angeles Rams, who are loaded with receiving talent.

3. San Francisco 49ers

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One former member of the "Legion of Boom" currently starts at cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers in Richard Sherman. The Niners are middle of the road in terms of passing yards allowed per game at No. 14 in the league (232.5), but they've also had two of the more favorable matchups in the first two weeks of the season against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Cincinnati Bengals. With a tougher schedule ahead, that level of play cannot be expected to be sustained. Sherman is a veteran corner that could play alongside Ramsey and serve as both one half of a viable one-two punch and mentor.

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