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Silver Minings: Charles Woodson inspires Jalen Ramsey

Rams star wants to have a C-Wood like career

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As he prepares to go into the Pro Football Hall of Fame next month, Raiders legendary defensive back Charles Woodson received a major compliment from one of the best defensive players currently in the NFL.

Appearing on the Million Dollaz Worth of Game podcast, Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey said he believes Woodson is the best defensive back ever to play in the NFL. Ramsey pointed to Woodson’s versatility. Woodson started his career as a cornerback and then ended it as a safety. Ramsey, entering his sixth NFL season, said he would be interested ending his career at safety like Woodson did.

Here are Ramsey’s comments:

“I like Charles because even though I say Deion is the best corner to play the game, Charles is the best defensive back to play the game because he played multiple positions in the secondary. He played corner, he played safety, he played nickel. He did a bunch of different stuff and he affected the game in so many different ways.

“Me coming to L.A., that’s kind of the role that I started to be in. I’m still on the edges, on the corner the majority of the time, but here and there, they’re starting to let me be me a little bit more. Mix it in, playing a little bit of nickel. And then at some point in my career, if it takes me there to safety, I would want to do that as well. I want to have a mix of all.”

Woodson is a living NFL legend and its’ great that current stars recognize that.

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