49ers news: Rams’ Jalen Ramsey had this to say about Deebo Samuel

Deebo Samuel #19 of the San Francisco 49ers against Jalen Ramsey #5 of the Los Angeles Rams (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Deebo Samuel #19 of the San Francisco 49ers against Jalen Ramsey #5 of the Los Angeles Rams (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

The 49ers know too well Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey talks trash, yet the All-Pro was actually quite complimentary about fellow All-Pro Deebo Samuel.

While there’s always a great deal of trash talk going on within a division rivalry, and the NFC West is aware of plenty between the San Francisco 49ers and their rivals, the Los Angeles Rams, there’s usually a good deal of civility, too.

Although one might not automatically assume Rams three-time first-team All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey typically leans more towards the “civil” side of things. Heck, Ramsey even got into it a bit with Niners kicker Robbie Gould during the 2022 NFC Championship game, a bout Ramsey and the Rams ultimately ended up winning to advance to (and win) the Super Bowl last February.

That marked the first time Ramsey has been on the winning side of a game against San Francisco. Ever since joining Los Angeles in 2019, his teams have never beaten head coach Kyle Shanahan’s squad.

Well, that changed. And much to one of his opposite number’s dismay.

The 49ers’ top wide receiver, fellow All-Pro Deebo Samuel, was seen on the sidelines following the 20-17 penultimate-game loss to LA, highly emotional and reportedly not even recalling what fellow Rams wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was saying to him in the comforting moment.

Understandably frustrating. Particularly after Samuel emerged as one of the top wide receivers in the league.

At least that’s what Ramsey thinks.

Jalen Ramsey lists 49ers’ Deebo Samuel among top wide receivers in NFL now

Speaking on The Pivot Podcast earlier this week, Ramsey was asked who his top-three wide receivers in the league were entering 2022.

Among those chosen were the Las Vegas Raiders’ Davante Adams, the Miami Dolphins’ Tyreek Hill and, of course, Samuel.

Here’s what Ramsey specifically said:

"My three No. 1s are probably Davante, Tyreek, and Deebo. Them three for sure. They changed the game and the offenses are structured around them. Tyreek is put in multiple positions where he gets the ball, and the same with Davante. And not only that, when they do get the top dog, they can win those battles.And then Deebo, the way he’s doing it all over the field with running back, he’s definitely got to be in there."

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Pretty complimentary, yes. Especially considering Ramsey’s teammate, wide receiver Cooper Kupp, had 1,965 all-purpose yards last season in comparison to Samuel’s 1,770.

However, and especially with Kupp being more of a traditional wide receiver, Ramsey’s assessment of the way the Niners used Samuel in both receiving and rushing situations certainly illustrates the point.

Sounds like Ramsey is appreciating the new position moniker, “wide back.”

Hat tip to Niners Nation’s Kyle Posey for the find.

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