“If he’s the best player we think is going to help our football team immediately and is best suited for what we want on and off the field, then he could be that guy," Titans coach Mike Mularkey said on Tuesday at the NFL owners meetings.
The Titans will be at Florida State’s pro day next Tuesday to continue their evaluation of Ramsey. Mularkey likes what he’s seen so far, particularly the flexibility of the 6-foot-1, 209-pound defensive back to play corner or safety.
“If we had to put him at a nickel to play the tight ends that are playing at such a high level, he could do that," Mularkey said. “Like his size. Like the way he tackles. A very aggressive player. That’s rare to have a cover guy who will come up and strike you like he will.
“Smart. A lot of things about him that are impressive about him on tape. And in the interview."
The starting cornerback situation currently would be Jason McCourty and Perrish Cox, with free-agent signee Antwon Blake providing competition. McCourty missed all but four games last season with a sports hernia.
Free-agent signee Brice McCain should be the nickel.
Mularkey admitted the Titans still are looking for help at cornerback.
“Again, as many guys as we can get to compete in camp, we’re going to bring them in," he said.
Mularkey said getting Marcus Mariota with the second pick of the 2015 draft gives the Titans options they wouldn’t have if they didn’t feel secure at quarterback.
“That helps a lot, knowing we’re OK at that position," he said. “We have a lot of other options, including getting out of the pick if we want to."