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Ryan Ramczyk Selected 32nd Overall in the 2017 NFL Draft by the Saints

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Ryan Ramczyk drafted by New Orleans Saints

With the last pick in the first round the Saints selected offensive lineman Ryan Ramczyk from the University of Wisconsin. Ramczyk was a first team all state selection in high school. He was also invited to play in the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association all-star game. Although Ramczyk had a division one offer to Pittsburgh, he elected to attend division two Winona State.

Ryan attended five colleges in total, while only playing at Wisconsin-Stevens point, and Wisconsin. In his lone eligible season at Wisconsin, Ramczyk earned first team Big Ten and first team All American honors.


Ramczyk is a sturdy 6’10” 310 pounds. He is the definition of a technician and shows it in every aspect of his game. Ryan is also a very athletic, fluid mover. He also fires out and drives with solid footwork. In pass protection, Ramczyk keeps his hands tight and is fluid in his sets and protects against speed and power moves. The only knocks against Ramczyk is his linear frame and short arms, along with not much depth in his slide steps.

Ryan played against multiple first round talents in Taco Charlton, Sam Hubbard, and Arden Key. He has been compared to Joe Staley and can be a solid left tackle if he is able to develop and stay healthy.

Overall, Ramczyk is a solid tackle capable of playing right tackle day one, with the ability to be a stalwart left tackle in time. He dominates the point of attack and is capable of rooting out defenders and holding an edge against some of the best pass rushers. Look for Ryan to be a cornerstone of his unit and a building block of the future for this franchise.

The biggest concern for Ramczyk is his health, if he holds up, he can be a star.