The majority of the prospects that will be drafted next week are going to have to fight some form of nerves as they realize their dream of playing the NFL. Players that they grew up watching and idolizing are now about to become either teammates or rivals. That can be a tough thing to wrap your head around as a young 20-something year old kid.
For someone like Jalen Ramsey, it probably wasn’t that hard to put opposing wide receivers in his crosshairs the way you need to as a professional, but at least he knows it’s not as easy for everyone.
This past spring, Ramsey trained with former South Carolina cornerback Jaycee Horn, a projected top-15 player in this year’s draft. Undoubtedly, Horn has the most swagger and tenacity within his position group. Ramsey noticed that immediately, but wanted to make sure the young defender got into the right mindset before every stepping on the field at the next level.
In the video below, you can listen to Ramsey offer up some advice to Horn about how to mentally adapt to the NFL coming from the college game.
.@jalenramsey puts things into perspective for @jayceehorn_10 @GamecockFB | #HeyRookie pic.twitter.com/THyNkGELbh— NFL Films (@NFLFilms) April 20, 2021
Now for today’s links.
The Rams signed punter Corey Bojorquez (TheRams.com)
Here are the top corners who should be on the board when the Rams are on the clock (TheRams.com)
Jalen Ramsey had some advice for South Carolina CB Jaycee Horn (The Rams Wire)
What’s the holdup on the Rams newest jersey? (Ramblin’ Fan)
NFL released the results from their helmet studies (NFL.com)
The top-30 prospects by draft score (NFL.com)
The Steelers gave Mike Tomlin a three-year extension (ESPN)
Jordan Reed is retiring from the NFL (ESPN)
Patrick Mahomes believes there’s still so much he can improve on (Pro Football Talk)
Pete Prisco’s latest mock draft (CBS Sports)