Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin
Ramcyzk may be the best tackle in this draft. In a weak offensive tackle class, he showed he can hold good pass rushers in check like Taco Charlton. He seemed to have good strength and was able to move defenders at the point of attack. He also showed he can block at the second level, although unreliable at it at times. He tends to rely more on athleticism than size in his blocking. I think he is a bit of an overachiever as far as his natural gifts go. He would be able to hold edge rushers off to the edge despite them beating him on the first step. He seems to be able to keep good rushers in the Big 10 in check. His football IQ is another plus for him that plays to his advantage.
Despite his achievements on the field, there are some things to be concerned about with Ramcyzk. His arm length and size are a bit undersized for a projected first round tackle. He plays a bit too upright and that can be taken advantage of with a bull rush. The lower he gets, the better he would be at run blocking, especially at the second level. I noticed he lost his footing a few times and don’t know if that would be an issue at the next level. Is it a field issue or an equipment issue or a technique issue, it’s hard to tell?
Overall, I see Ramcyzk as a first round pick in a weak tackle class. I would put him at a second round grade compared to tackles in other drafts. I do think he is more of a football player than a combine warrior and I think that will translate into an overachiever in the NFL. A team taking him in the first round may be right just based on his football IQ.