It's no secret that the Denver Broncos are in the market for a starting left tackle.
On second thought, "in the market" might be putting it too lightly. The Broncos need a left tackle.
So with the Free Agency pool all but dried up in terms of stalwart options, the NFL Draft may be Denver's last best chance at fielding a complete offensive line in 2017.
This comes a day before the Broncos will welcome in Utah's Garett Bolles. Along with Cam Robinson of Alabama, Bolles and Ramczyk are generally thought to be the only three tackles worthy of a first-round pick in 2017.
http://www.scout.com/nfl/broncos/story/1681565-5-reasons-you-should-go-p... In an ideal situation, no playoff-contending team would like to go into a season counting on a rookie to hold down the fort at the left tackle position. Perhaps Ryan Clady's 2008 season is the exception, but rarely does a first-year tackle pick up the intricacies of the position from day one. Much like young quarterbacks, tackles need time to get up to speed save a few rare exceptions.
As for Ramczyk, he's not the most physical tackle you'll encounter in the draft, but he's sound technically and has quick feet that allow him to keep up with speedy edge rushers. Don't expect him to bull defensive ends and linebackers over in the run game, but he's athletic enough to get to the second level of the defense and open lanes down the field.
There's still plenty of mystery regarding Denver's first-round selection, but we know they're at least doing their due diligence on the tackle prospects.