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Florida State Football DB Jalen Ramsey to enter 2016 NFL Draft

Jalen Ramsey will forgo his senior year at Florida State, and will instead enter the 2016 NFL Draft.

Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Jalen Ramsey has announced that he will forgo his final year of eligibility at Florida State to enter the upcoming 2016 NFL draft. A year removed from being voted onto the All-ACC and USA Today first team defense teams, Ramsey had 52 tackles this season to go along with a fumble recovery. Despite not recording an interception, the Tennessee native had a team leading 10 pass breakups this year.

The emergence of other defensive stars such as Derwin James and Josh Sweat have retracted from Ramsey's statistics, however the defensive back's game impact and skill has not fallen. In total, the junior led a Florida State defense that was ranked 16th nationally in total yards and sixth in scoring defense during the regular season---No team had scored more than 24 points against them until the Peach Bowl.

According to mock drafts from around the web, Ramsey is a consensus top-10 pick thanks to his leadership and athletic ability. Just yesterday, Rotoworld projected Ramsey to get drafted sixth overall to the Baltimore Ravens. He has always had a great health record, starting every Florida State Football game while on the roster.

Here is his full statement via