Miami Dolphins players unable to contain excitement after team acquires Jalen Ramsey

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The Miami Dolphins made a blockbuster move on Sunday, finalizing a trade for Jalen Ramsey, formerly of the Los Angeles Rams. The cornerback will have his contract fully guaranteed until 2024.

It is quite a coup for the Dolphins because they will be receiving a three-time first-team All-Pro in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2023 draft and 24-year-old tight end Hunter Long. Since the league year will not commence for a few more days, the trade is yet to be processed.

Even so, Dolphins players cannot contain their excitement. Once news of the deal made rounds, some of them went on Twitter to express their elation.

Considering how elite Ramsey has been on defense since he entered the NFL in 2016, it won’t be surprising to see him make Miami’s offensive team work during practices, which Tyreek Hill believes “is going to be crazy.”

Ramsey himself has tweeted about the news, stating that he had prayed for it for a while now and firing up the Dolphins faithful.

The impending arrival of the 28-year-old is expected to bolster a Dolphins defense that allowed 23.5 points per game in the 2022 campaign. The porous defense is part of what hindered the team from being able to make some noise in the playoffs.

Ramsey is one of the finest defensive players in the past years. He came into the league as the No. 5 overall pick of the 2016 draft. The Florida State University product immediately became an impact player for the Jacksonville Jaguars, recording 55 solo tackles and two interceptions in his rookie season.

In 2019, he was sent to the Rams, where he continued to be a disruptive force on defense. Ramsey helped Los Angeles win the Super Bowl in the 2021 season against the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Dolphins will be the Tennessee native’s third NFL team, and he will certainly look to provide the organization with the needed help to get it over the hump and compete for a title in the following years. His combination with Xavien Howard will surely be a formidable one and give new defensive coordinator Vic Fangio an effective weapon to build around.

Miami may not be done dealing as it is also reportedly looking to strengthen its offense by looking for a backup quarterback.

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Orel is a proud contributor of Dolphin Nation. He started following the league in the late 1990s and was able to watch Dan Marino's final playing years.