Jose Ramirez: A Shaq Barrett Clone With A Military Mindset

May 14th, 2023

Bucs rookie OLB Jose Ramirez.

Just like Bucs first-round pick Calijah Kancey gets compared to a fellow Pitt alumni, Aaron Donald, folks are comparing Bucs’ sixth-round pick, Jose Ramirez to Bucs sack king Shaq Barrett.

Yesterday, speaking to the local pen and mic club at One Buc Palace, Ramirez called those comparisons a “blessing.” Can they be a reality?

Draftnik Matt Miller of BSPN believes the Bucs got an incredible value pick in Ramirez. And yes, Miller believes Ramirez is another Shaq.

Jose Ramirez, DE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Pick 6-196)
My pre-draft ranking:
No. 163

Ramirez should see reps early with the Buccaneers. He has the burst and bend as a pass-rusher to fill a role very similar to the one Shaquil Barrett currently holds down. In the Bucs’ 3-4 base, Ramirez is a dream scheme fit thanks to his speed rush traits.

Well, if talent can marry work ethic the Bucs may have something in Ramirez. The Eastern Michigan grad hates wasting time in the day rather than doing something that can make him a better player.

Even if that means running stairs at 11 p.m., trying to bring as many teammates as he can to work with him.

“If we are in there on Monday morning and have nothing to do, first thing I am doing is going to the treatment room to get my body right,” Ramirez said. “Then I’m trying to break down film. But I’m there to break down film, not just to watch film. Put in the work.

“I can be up at 11 o’clock on a party night. I could be doing just the college life. But that wasn’t my goal. My goal wasn’t just to go [to college] but to get to the next level.

“If I went to a party, I would probably look back [on that] and say, ‘Oh, that’s why I didn’t make it [in the NFL].’ [Partying] isn’t going to get me to where I want to be in life.”

During the summer, Ramirez said he ran stadium steps or stairs “every other day” at 11 p.m. But he didn’t like to do it by himself.

He added in a game if he needed a corner to make a play, running the stadium by himself isn’t going to help the corner make the play. So he always tried to get his teammates to join him in the late-evening workouts.

“That’s the whole point of leadership,” Ramirez said. “If you have that influence, people are going to come [join the workouts].”

Listening to Ramirez talk about passion and work ethic and discipline, it got Joe pumped for what he might be in a couple of years.

29 Responses to “Jose Ramirez: A Shaq Barrett Clone With A Military Mindset”

  1. TampaBayBucsFanSince1976 Says:

    I am very much looking forward to seeing the new D and what they will bring to the table. Devin White should be quiet and just ball out like it is his contract year-Oh that’s right it is.

  2. Guzzie55 Says:

    Had know clue who this guy was, and I’m a more than casual fan of the draft, but after reading up on this kid, I’m really hoping he stays healthy through camp, cause he’s a beast with a great attitude, his short area quickness was elite, his personality and willingness to work is outstanding, JTS better improve and Shaq better not fall off after surgery, Jose and Yaya are coming for their jobs

  3. FrontFour Says:

    Rooting for this kid. Love his attitude and passion for the game.

  4. stpetebucfan Says:

    There seems to be a common thread emerging from this group of rookies.

    All of them from the top down with Calijah are superior human beings with great work ethics. They all seem to exhibit leadership skills and an understanding of the work and dedication required to succeed in the NFL.

    I’ve had enough JW’s and AB’s to last a lifetime! More than one way to win and it doesn’t require jerks to get er done.

    I’m reminded of guys like Selmon and Merlin Olson. They were NOT arseholes or loudmouths but still succeeded. They didn’t need to toot their own horns.

    When a guy with 4.3 speed is self effacing and modest it’s a refreshing change!

  5. BigMacAttack Says:

    Devin White should be job scared with this new class. He needs to step up his game. It’s not about what you’ve done, it’s about what you’ve going to do now. White needs to get his head right and play football

  6. GenocideD Says:

    How’s he being compared to Shaq? It says he can fill a role Shaq has. Not saying he’s like Shaq

  7. Bojim Says:

    I love hearing reading about the new rookies on this site. 👍

  8. BA’s Red Pen Says:

    These guys are all older prospects because of the sickness year and they seem more mature.

  9. Scott Says:

    That’s what you get when you draft a guy from Polk county

  10. Tony Says:

    If Devin really wants out then just trade him now for a pick because if he’s not gonna resign next year they’re gonna get nothing in return for him. Just let him go if he’s gonna be like this. At least try to get something in return for him.

  11. Marine Buc Says:

    I think we got a couple of steals late in this draft… Trey Palmer, Payne Durham, S. Dennis could all eventually be starters for this team.

    I’m glad to see the Bucs getting younger and quicker. Tired of watching a bunch of low energy, lethargic, overpaid, oft injured vets gimping around the football field…

  12. HomerSimpsonRocks Says:

    It’s early of course, but this really seems like a great draft.

  13. Fred McNeil Says:

    As soon as I read the profiles on our rookie class this Ramirez guy really stood out. He supposedly has a huge arsenal of pass rush moves already.

  14. dmatt Says:

    Poof be gone for former on n or off field selfish personalities of AB, KWinslow,
    Swaggy Baker, DeSeanJac, KeyshawnJ,TalibA.

    Based on the interviews n personality of the 2023 draft picks, we’re moving from selecting prima donna players with skills to authentic character players with skills. The draft picks all have common grounds n have history of demonstrating the following:
    Great work ethic, leadership, succumb to superiors, integrity, work well with others, n humble spirit contrary to the aforementioned poof be gone players.
    I’m super excited about the draft picks. They are all very mature young men.

  15. HC Grover Says:

    Where can we find a Brady Clone? Shula Clone?

  16. Imnew Says:

    Why is everyone at Devin White’s throat? He gave his all to Tampa and deserves all the money he asks. I believe that he feels underappreciated because of his pay. Wake up people. Don’t chase him away by trashing on him. Make him feel appreciated by letting him know that we don’t want him to go. He is too good of a player to let go.

  17. Brandon Jeff Says:

    I may be just drinking the koolaid but I’m more excited about this overall draft class than I have ever been!

  18. Seattle Buc is back in TB Says:

    I’m new, he was the 5th overall pick still on his rookie contract. That’s awesome $. He should be grateful.

  19. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    BigMacAttack Says
    “Devin White should be job scared with this new class.”

    Devin will likely have his best year this season, with it being a contract year.

    Also, contrary to what is being claimed, he did not ‘demand’ a trade. He requested one of a contract cannot be worked out, possibly because he felt undervalued.

    When he completed this year, he’ll get his contract.

  20. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I feel pretty good about this year as well. If the players live up to the words and hype, this may turn out to be Light’s best year.

    I think what we’re seeing is the results of changing the culture. Before, players hated coming to the Bucs…But the team showed that if the players give reason, the team will go all in.

  21. Pickgrin Says:

    TBBF –

    I’m surprised we haven’t heard from Pablo about his excitement in having a Jose Ramirez on the team now…..

  22. Crickett Baker Says:

    I watched all their interviews on the Bucs website and I really agree with most of you. Not only did the rookies seem more mature but it was obvious most of them listened in English class. 🙂

  23. Tap-Out Says:

    ^^^… let’s hope they can play football, don’t need a comprehension test for that!! …you people!!🙄

  24. Proudbucsfan Says:

    We need a draft class that will produce two or more hall of famers this franchise needs to turn into a dynasty.

  25. Goatfarmer Says:

    There’s this amazing certainty. It’s obscure, lots of people miss the fine print.

    To win a game, you must score more points than your opponent by game’s end.

    To win a division, you must do the above more often than your fellow division mates.

    To win in the playoffs, you must play great, stifling, error free defense and adjust creatively with new wrinkles on offense.

    To win the SB, you must do the above perfectly.

    At least the Bucs head couch is looking forward to preparing his team 3 times out of the 17 regular season games.

  26. Cobraboy Says:

    “White did not demand a trade. He asked for one if…”

    “I’m not yelling. I raise my voice loudly.”

    White is not osrtivularly smart, lacks self-awareness…and definitely can not read the room.

    He will need a Herculean season for me to get on his wagon again. That selfish tantrum while the team suffered cap hell soured me…

  27. Cobraboy Says:


  28. Goatfarmer Says:

    Diva White will be helping his neutered headcouch (who never coached him at all) with the Hamster farm, given his intimacy with other four legged mammals.

    Diva has effed himself, and he’s just the kind of smart to sit the season out and get a new, bigger shovel to keep digging his NFL grave in 2024.

  29. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    I am impressed with 6.95 3 cone drill. He might of had the best 3 cone time of all the DL. The guy can move laterally in a heartbeat.