9:10pm: Ramsey’s ailing knee is the same one he had microfracture surgery on as a sophomore in high school, writes Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk. However, it didn’t cause him any issues during his Florida State career, per ESPN’s Adam Caplan (on Twitter). Evidence: Ramsey started every game in his three years as a Seminole.
8:38pm: There’s a 90 percent chance that Ramsey will require a meniscectomy, which is a trim and not a full repair, tweets Dr. David Chao of SiriusXM. If that proves to be the case, Ramsey will be in for a shorter recovery timeline, per Chao. A full repair would have the potential to keep Ramsey out up to six months, as noted below (Twitter link via ESPN’s Dr. Mark Adickes).
3:09pm: Depending on the second opinion and the treatment option he goes with, Ramsey could miss 4-6 weeks or 4-6 months, a source tells Dan Graziano of ESPN.com (on Twitter).
2:41pm: Jaguars first-round pick Jalen Ramsey has suffered a right knee injury, as Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets. The injury is being characterized as a small meniscus tear. The team has since confirmed the news via press release.
The No. 5 overall pick will be re-examined early next week to get a second opinion on the matter. If all goes well, the Jags hope that he could be back by the start of training camp.
Of course, this marks the second straight year in which a Jaguars’ first-round pick has suffered an injury before taking the field. The Jaguars are hoping that the prognosis for the FSU product is a lot better than that of Florida pass-rusher Dante Fowler Jr. Fowler missed all of the 2015 season after tearing his ACL in a minicamp practice.
Ramsey was highly coveted by the Cowboys who were selecting at No. 4, but they opted instead to take Ohio State product Ezekiel Elliott. Once that happened, the Jaguars pounced on the opportunity to grab the top defensive back in this year’s draft at No. 5. Ramsey has a high ceiling and his ability to play either safety or cornerback makes him even more valuable. Hopefully, his knee injury will not hamper him going forward.