In his first year as the defensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Rams, Brandon Staley has begun to view Jalen Ramsey as much more than a cornerback.
\"Jalen Ramsey is a natural player at star,\" Staley said. \"I think that anybody that knows his game going back from when he was in high school knows that this is what he\'s capable of doing. I see him like a LeBron James is used on the basketball court, where he\'s a position-less player. He plays some point guard, he plays some three, he plays some four, he guards fives and he\'s what his team needs to be in that particular game in order for them to be successful.\"
Staley said the \"star\" position requires far more of Ramsey than is required of a cornerback.
\"It\'s a position that kind of combines several different skillsets,\" Staley said. \"You\'re a little bit of a corner, you\'re a little bit of a safety, a little bit of a linebacker — inside linebacker and outside linebacker because you\'re kind of a rusher too.\"