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2017 Draft Profile: OT Ryan Ramczyk


*Leading up to the 2017 NFL Draft, we'll take a closer look at 16 players mocked to the Ravens at pick No. 16. *

OT Ryan Ramczyk

Size:6-foot-6, 310 pounds

2016 stats:14 starts at left tackle, first-team All-Big Ten, Associated Press All-American

Career stats:One year as a starter at Wisconsin after transferring from University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point.

Combine stats:25 reps on bench press. That was the only drill he did because he had surgery in January to repair a hip injury.

Background:Ramczyk shined in his one season as a starter for Wisconsin. After dominating in the Division III ranks, Ramczyk made the transition to the Big 10 where he had no problem holding his own. He's one of the top offensive linemen in a class that is thin at tackle. He played left tackle in college, but he could be an option to fill the right tackle spot that opened when Rick Wagner departed for Detroit in free agency.

Strengths:"Fires out of stance with pads tucked under bent knees. Accelerates into target. Punch and extend drive blocker with hip flip to lock in leverage. Pushes with flat back and duck-footed follow through to sustain and walk defender off his mark. Technician who has been taught the fundamentals. Good tape in both power and zone plays. Athletic, easy mover. Balance and body control are building blocks of his play. Initial footwork in run game is impressive. Urgent quickness in reach blocks and can get there most of the time. Smooth pass slides with hands that are always punch ready. Hands land with flat feet, great accuracy, force and timing. Keeps his chin tucked and back flat. Utilizes stiff inside hand to protect against spin moves. Keeps punch tucked near sides and his arms become door braces. Can re-set his hands if long-arm defenders get into his frame. In constant state of mirroring rusher and rarely breaks down early to lunge or lean around the edge. Excellent awareness against twists and blitzes." – Lance Zierlein, NFL Media

Weaknesses: "Relatively inexperienced against top competition, as he did not take a snap at the FBS level until 2016, following transfers from a Division III program where he never played and then to a school close to his home that did not have a football program, so NFL teams will want to gauge his true passion for the game. Does not show a lot of fire in his play. Can get lazy with his technique, failing to bend at the knees, at times and getting too high with his hands. Occasionally over-sets to his left, leaving too much room between himself and the guard. Requires a careful check by team doctors at the combine due to his recent hip surgery." –Rob Rang, CBS Sports

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