Scouting the NFL Draft: Ryan Ramczyk

The big-bodied offensive lineman could be the exact kind of bully the Giants need in the trenches.

At 6 feet 6 inches and 310 pounds, tackle Ryan Ramczyk is the latest in a long line of standout offensive lineman from Wisconsin Badgers, rightfully dubbed “O-Line University” and is definitely on the Giants’ radar.  

A hip injury was the only thing that derailed a highly successful 2016 campaign for Ramczyk, who earned first-team All-Big Ten and Associated Press All-American honors. Ramcyzk exhibits sound fundamentals, firing out of his stance with a low pad level, accelerating into his target and using his power, arm extension and technique to block for sustained periods of time.

He moves quickly for someone at his size, had shows great balance and body control along with impressive footwork. 

Ramcyzk plays with a sense of urgency to reach his blocks on time, has good awareness against twists and blitzes and makes himself susceptible to being beat around the edge by lunging or leaning. 

Overall, scouts compare him to Joe Staley of the San Francisco 49ers, and say that Ramcyzk has the confidence and athleticism to play at left tackle, as well as the technique to be a starter right away.

With great balance and the ability to sustain his blocks for long periods of time, there’s no reason why Ramcyzk, barring his hip injury doesn’t become a nagging issue, can’t make an instant impact on whatever team drafts him. 

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