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Titans-Rams trade likely ends FSU football's shot at history

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Thursday's blockbuster NFL trade between the Titans and Rams likely ends Florida State's shot at history.

The Rams sent a large sum (the No. 15 overall pick, two second-round picks, and a third rounder, plus first- and third-round picks next year) to Tennessee to move up to the No. 1 overall selection (and get two later round picks). That's a lot.

You don't make a move like that to draft a defensive back. Sorry, Jalen Ramsey.

The FSU star was a candidate to go No. 1 overall to the Titans. Ramsey recently visited with his home-state team, and Tennessee had a large contingency at the Seminoles' pro day last month.
But common sense and online speculation suggests that the Rams didn't sacrifice so much to draft a cornerback, no matter how talented he is. A move like that is done to land a franchise quarterback. 

If Ramsey somehow still becomes the top selection, FSU would have back-to-back No. 1 overall picks, after the Bucs drafted Jameis Winston last year. No school has produced back-to-back top picks since USC produced Hall of Famers Ron Yary and O.J. Simpson in 1968-69. Thursday's trade suggests USC is safe for another year.

[Last modified: Thursday, April 14, 2016 9:52am]

    

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