When the Bills were in 2018 Then-Jacksonville Jaguars defensive back Jalen Ramsey was a huge fan when he drafted Josh Allen with the 7th overall pick, but for the wrong reasons.
In a 2018 interview with GQ, Ramsey made it clear that he disagreed with Beal’s decision to select the former Wyoming quarterback, in part because he was playing against the bigger Performance at Power-5 School.
Just four years later, Allen is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL — if not the best. He and Stephen Diggs made Ramsay look silly on opening night, and you can bet Allen has the veteran CB’s comment on a bulletin board somewhere.
“I think [cloth Farrow Bills pick Josh] Allen is rubbish. I don’t care what nobody says. He’s rubbish. It will show. Very excited. I want him to be their starting quarterback. He’s playing in Wyoming,” Ramsey said at the time.
Josh Allen makes Jaylen Ramsay look like toast
Ramsey didn’t have his best game on Thursday night, in part because the Bills found a flaw in the Rams’ defensive plan.
That is to say, Ramsay does not follow the wide receiver to take the lead. If the Bills gestured to Diggs before the kickoff, Ramsey wouldn’t have followed him through the line. That means Buffalo will often get a weaker guard to guard Diggs, which is a pre-win opportunity for Allen and company.
But even when Ramsey faces Diggs (or another Beal wide receiver), he’s not necessarily good .
Ramsay also suspected Allen’s “big arm” before April 2018:
“If you look at his games against the big schools, it’s always Hera interception, Hera turnover. It’s like: Yo, if you’re so good, why can’t you do it Better? He fits that pattern, he’s a big quarterback. Should be big arms, I don’t see it personally.”
He saw a lot on Thursday.