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Baltimore Ravens meet with Jalen Ramsey; still hoping for top cornerback to fall

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The Ravens are certainly hoping they can get the draft's top cornerback, but it's not likely.

Glenn Beil-USA TODAY Sports

Florida State's Jalen Ramsey is a prolific playmaking cornerback who is without a doubt the best secondary prospect in the draft. Some would even go as far to say that he's the best player, period, in this draft class. He's the player that the Ravens so desperately want and need, but they probably can't have him.

But don't tell the Ravens that, as they are prepared for the improbable scenario that their man is still their at number six. The Ravens visited with Ramsey at the NFL Combine in February, and now the two have met again at Ravens' headquarters for a pre-draft visit, per Ramsey. The cornerback called the visit "really good."

The Ravens aren't ruling out the possibility that he'll join them, and neither is Ramsey. "They still have a top-six pick, so that could also be a possibility," said Ramsey.

Baltimore covets Ramsey not only for his skills, but also for the void he fills. The Ravens snatched the fewest interceptions in the league last season and gave up a franchise-high 30 passing touchdowns. Combine that with Ramsey's athleticism, intangibles, and collegiate stats, and you've got a dream prospect for the Ravens.

But unfortunately for Ozzie Newsome and his staff, those are also the same reasons that Ramsey likely won't be on the board by the time the Ravens are due to the podium. The Chargers, Cowboys, and Jaguars all have their reasons to take Ramsey, and he'd be pretty hard to pass up. Draft guru Mel Kiper, Jr. optimistically pegged the Ravens' chances to get Ramsey at ten percent.

However, crazier things have happened before. The Ravens' were shocked in 2003 when Terrell Suggs was available at pick number ten, and just last year, defensive lineman Leonard Williams surprisingly fell to the Jets at pick number six.