How Jalen Ramsey makes the Rams better: 'His swag is contagious'

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Lindsey ThiryESPN

Close Covered Rams for two years for Los Angeles Times Previously covered the Falcons Has covered the NBA and college football and basketball

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – He explained. He demonstrated. He even provided his own sound effects. If only the microphones weren’t hot and the cameras weren’t rolling.

“Yeah, ‘Hard Knocks’ gave away a little too much, huh?” Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey deadpanned before cracking a smile.

Ramsey and rookie wide receiver Van Jefferson battled throughout training camp, providing a show for the few allowed to watch. However, less obvious — and perhaps never to be known if it weren’t for the “Hard Knocks: Los Angeles” mics broadcasting for all to witness — was what Ramsey said after the whistles.

And no, the all-world trash talker wasn’t talking trash.

.@JalenRamsey making everyone around him better 💪#HardKnocksNow | @vanjefferson12 pic.twitter.com/IxVwLwdGfZ

— NFL Films (@NFLFilms) September 8, 2020

Instead, Ramsey provided Jefferson detailed feedback. He pumped his arms, showing the rookie how to sell a fade, then explained on a slant, “Just hit it and go — you’re fast, bro!”

Long before he signed his five-year, $105

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