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Prospect Profile: Wisconsin T Ryan Ramczyk

Ryan Ramczyk

Tackle| Wisconsin| Redshirt Junior

Height:6-foot-6 | Weight: 310 pounds

College Stats

2016: Ramczyk played 14 games for Wisconsin in 2016, starting all of them. He received consensus First-Team All-America honors, and Pro Football Focus ranked Ramczyk as the season's top run blocker among FBS tackles. Ramczyk helped Wisconsin average 203.1 rushing yards per game, and according to Pro Football Focus, he allowed just one sack and eight total quarterback pressures. Ramczyk earned First-Team All-Big Ten and *Associated Press *All-American honors. 

Career: Ramczyk played two seasons (2013-14) at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point before transferring to Wisconsin and redshirting in 2015. Over three seasons played at the two schools, he played and started 33 games at left tackle.

Combine Results

Bench press: 25 reps of 225 pounds

*Ramczyk did not participate in any of the on-field combine drills. *


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Summary:Ramczyk garnered attention early on, starting at left tackle as a freshman at UWSP and being named the team's offensive freshman of the year. In 2014, he helped UWSP rank third in the league in both scoring offense and total offense. After redshirting the 2015 season at Wisconsin, Ramczyk became an anchor of the Badgers offensive line, starting all 14 games. Following Wisconsin's victory over Western Michigan in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic, Ramzyk underwent hip surgery.

According to his draft profile, Ramczyk is an athletic, physical lineman who's also a technician and executes the fundamentals while maintaining excellent awareness of the defense. The profile compares Ramczyk to 49ers tackle Joe Staley, a five-time Pro Bowler.

"Extremely confident tackle with the athleticism to stay on the left side and the technique to make an early impact as a starter," analyst Lance Zierlein said. "Ramczyk has the core strength and body control that should keep him connected to blocks in both the run and pass and he's proven to be scheme versatile with his playing style. Ramczyk is an early starter with the potential to become a good starting left tackle provided his medicals hold up."


Stacking up: NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock ranked Ramczyk as the top tackle in this year's draft class, while his counterpart Bucky Brooks listed Ramczyk at No. 2 behind Alabama tackle Cam Robinson. Sports Illustrated's Chris Burke also ranked Ramczyk second behind Robinson.  

An interesting path:Ramczyk actually attended five different schools during his collegiate journey, although he only played football at UWSP and Wisconsin. Following a standout high school career, Ramczyk turned down a scholarship from the University of Pittsburgh to remain close to home. He signed with Winona State University in Minnesota for a short stint before deciding to take a year off from football and attending one semester each at Madison Area Technical College and Mid-State Technical College. In 2013, he enrolled at UWSP and returned to the gridiron.

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